Oliver Morrison

Analyst

Expertise:
Journalism, global financial markets, news and feature writing, web content writing and editing, and fundamental analysis.
Oliver has more than 15 years of experience as an editor and journalist in London, Australia and Denmark across various business, consumer, trade and financial titles. Most recently, he was working in Copenhagen, editing and writing about global financial markets for TradingFloor.com, part of Saxo Bank. Before that, he spent five years as a sub-editor at London-based BMI Research, which provides macroeconomic, industry and financial market analysis.

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British Pound Stuck in a Rut as Retail Sales Underwhelm

UK retail sales recovered modestly in February, after falling in January, according to the latest Confederation of British Industry’s quarterly Distributive Trades Survey.

Brexit Briefing: Pound Struggles for Direction As Parliament Prepares for Ping-Pong

The British Pound has struggled for traction Tuesday after mixed messages from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. Up ahead, Sterling could remain volatile as the House of Lords debates the Brexit ...

Euro Drops as PMI Data Point to Still Sluggish Inflation

The Euro is dropping against its G20 peers despite today’s PMI data showing the Euro-Zone economy firing on all cylinders. However, inflation is only creeping up slowly.

British Pound Under Pressure As Inflation Begins To Bite Consumers

The past week was a sorry one for Sterling bulls. A host of data has failed to inspire, and the Pound ended the week down against both the Dollar and the Euro after failing to capitalize on the polit...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Fed, Team Trump Battle for Influence

Financial markets cheered a confident Fed yet wilted on fears of status-quo-shattering maneuvers from "team Trump" last week. The tug of war is set to resume in the week ahead.

EURUSD Continues Headway After ECB Minutes

The European Central Bank sees ‘insufficient progress’ toward sustained inflation, suggesting it’s in no rush to alter its current ultra-dovish monetary policy stance. But, perhaps ...

EURUSD Continues Headway After ECB Minutes

The European Central Bank sees ‘insufficient progress’ toward sustained inflation, suggesting it’s in no rush to alter its current ultra-dovish monetary policy stance. But, perhaps ...

Krona Drops Post-Riksbank, But Looks Set to Maintain Strength

Sweden’s Krona fell but then recovered against the Euro and the Dollar after the country’s central bank, the Riksbank, kept rates on hold at -0.5% at its February policy meeting.

Brexit Briefing: Pound Dithers as Consumer Spending Cools, But Rate Hike Hopes are Shifting

The British Pound is struggling for momentum amid more signs that consumer spending is slowing. But accelerating inflation and shifting expectations about BoE rate hikes is good news for Sterling.

British Pound Stands Firm Despite Weakening UK Pay Growth Forecasts

The British Pound has held onto yesterday’s gains, unhindered by a report from the Bank of England Wednesday suggesting that UK wage growth will weaken this year.

GBPUSD Falls Through Support as House Price Growth Slows

GBPUSD has dropped through an important support level as a latest sign of a slowing in the UK housing market stoke fears of weakening consumer fundamentals in the country.

Dovish Draghi Triggers EUR/USD Short Squeeze

EURUSD bounced after dropping to a session low of 1.0704 when European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told the European Parliament's committee on economic affairs Monday that the Euro-Zone's eco...

Euro Pepped by Positive PMI Data

More positive data from Europe, but the single currency will remain weak unless there’s change to the ECB’s QE program.

As Global Risks Increase, Markets May See that Kiwis Can Fly

In terms of upcoming data, December’s New Zealand overseas trade data (released Monday) and the fourth-quarter labour market figures (out Wednesday) are likely provide more evidence that the ef...

Sterling is Floundering - Time to Buy the FTSE?

The FTSE has failed to strengthen as much as other stock indexes, but it has tended to move in the reverse direction of Sterling, which is losing steam. So could the FTSE now capitalize on a weakenin...

Brexit Briefing: Sterling Boosted By Article 50 Clarity 

The British Pound is enjoying a boost as investors digest the implications of yesterday’s landmark ruling in the UK Supreme Court.

Dollar Unmoved Despite Manufacturing PMI Soaring to Three-Year High

The US Dollar failed to respond after the Markit flash US manufacturing PMI beat estimates. The Trump administration is still weighing on the Greenback.

Euro Dips Despite Encouraging PMI Data

The Euro dropped slightly versus its major rivals after Euro-Zone PMI data released Tuesday morning showed encouraging growth in the Euro region, but not enough to put the European Central Bank off i...

Asian Markets Mixed as China GDP Beats Expectations; Trump Inauguration Looms

China GDP has risen above estimates, but caution weighs on Asian markets ahead of today’s inauguration speech by US President-elect Donald Trump, who has promised to raise tariffs on Chinese go...

Euro Steady As Trade Balance Rises Beating Estimates

The Euro-Zone’s trade figures beat market expectations, showing how the region’s fundamentals are continuing to shield the single currency from long-term political concerns.


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