Nick Cawley

Nick Cawley


Fundamental analysis and financial markets.
Nicholas Cawley has more than 30 years of experience covering a wide range of financial markets and instruments. After nearly two decades of trading and broking a variety of fixed-income products, Nick turned his hand to reporting and analysing macro and micro events in the fixed income and foreign exchange sectors.



EUR Waits For ECB Press Conference After Policy Left Unchanged

EUR/USD remained slightly better bid after the ECB left monetary policy levers untouched. Focus will now turn to ECB President Mario Draghi’s press conference and the latest ECB staff projectio...

GBP Steady as Bank of England Stands Pat on Monetary Policy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee left interest rates unchanged at 0.50%, warns that Q4 growth may be slightly softer than in Q3.

EUR/GBP Edgy Ahead of BOE and ECB Monetary Policy Meetings

With both the Bank of England and the European Central Bank expected to leave monetary settings unchanged, post-release statements will be parsed closely for any clues of future policy.

Bitcoin Price Arbitrage Will Set Algorithms Humming

Bitcoin’s price differential across a range of exchanges has allowed arbitrage traders to benefit, and with free money to be made, algos will be actively involved.

GBP Steady After Wages Data, All Eyes Now on The Fed

UK wages rose and unemployment remained at a four-decade low according to the latest ONS data.

GBP Ticks Higher as Inflation Tops Estimates

Bank of England governor Mark Carney will have to write an open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond explaining why UK inflation has breached the 3% upper boundary.

Webinar: A Packed Week Including ECB, BoE and FOMC Meetings

A week jam-packed with central bank policy meetings and heavyweight data releases. The FOMC meeting on Wednesday will be followed the next day by the SNB, BoE, ECB and an EU Leaders Summit meeting.

Bitcoin Price Volatility Halts Futures Trading

Bitcoin futures launched on the CBOE overnight and immediately hit problems with price volatility causing two trading stoppages.

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, ECB, BOE Meetings Promise Fireworks

Financial markets look set for fireworks as the Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England deliver monetary policy announcements in the week ahead.

GBP Set to Rally as Preliminary Brexit Shackle is Removed

The British Pound is set to push higher after the EU said sufficient progress has been made for Brexit negotiations to enter the second stage, including future trade agreements.

Webinar: UK Manufacturing and BOE/TNS Inflation Expectations

While the news that the EU has agreed to progress Brexit talks to the second stage may have overshadowed the latest UK data release, the underlying strength of the UK economy is still the BOE’s...

GBP Jumps as Brexit Talks Move to Phase Two

‘Sufficient progress’ has been made to allow Brexit talks to enter phase two, according to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.

Bitcoin Price Surges Above $15,000; More Valuable than Visa

The crypto-currency heavyweight soared through $15,000 Thursday, giving it a market capitalization in excess of $250 billion.

EUR/USD Remains Under Pressure Despite Upbeat Euro-Zone GDP

Growth in the Euro-Zone continues unabated with the annual rate hitting a better-than-expected 2.6%.

Webinar: Bitcoin’s Record High Ahead of Futures Listing

Bitcoin hit a fresh high Wednesday leaving last week’s sell-off a distant memory as the market readies itself for the introduction of BTC futures on December 10.

Bitcoin Price Breaches $12,000; IOTA Soars on Internet of Things

Bitcoin continues to make new record highs, boosting the crypto-currency market capitalization to over $373 billion, a twenty-fold increase in 2017.

Bitcoin Price Struggles to Hold Record Highs

After last week’s sharp sell-off and rebound, Bitcoin is struggling to set a new price high despite futures legitimacy nearing.

GBP Sapped by Weaker-Than-Expected UK Services PMI

Sterling took another hit today after the UK Services PMI came in weaker-than-expected, a second blow to GBP after yesterday’s Brexit talks were derailed.

Euro-Zone Sentiment Slips Lower on German Politics

The latest Euro-Zone Sentix indicator slips lower, breaking the recent uptrend, with Germany for once leading the way lower.

GBP Needs an Answer to the Brexit Timetable Question

Sterling opens the week on the back foot as UK PM Theresa May prepares to meet EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.