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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Kiwi Gains After Dovish Fed, But Shift in Stance from RBNZ Doubtful

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s decision in February sent the New Zealand Dollar on a four week decline across the board. It’s highly unlikely that RBNZ Governor Graeme Wheeler will alt...

British Pound Rallies Then Sheds Gains On Mixed UK Jobs Data

Sterling traders were buoyed by UK jobs data at first glance, but selling pressure resumed after they looked under the hood of the report.

Kiwi Continues to Fall Amid Dovish RBNZ, Rising Fed Hike Expectations

For now, there are few good things to say about the New Zealand Dollar, the worst performing major currency in March thus far.

British Pound Bogged Down By Brexit and Fears of Economic Weakness

The British Pound closed out the week dropping for a sixth day versus the Euro, its worse run since August, and had a second straight week of declines against the Greenback. This coming week, the BOE...

Expectations Blur with Fed, BoE and BoJ Rate Decisions Ahead

Monetary policy isn’t the straightforward fundamental driver it once was. This past week, the Dollar struggled despite strong NFPs and a certainty of a FOMC hike while the Euro rallied after re...

British Pound Bogged Down as UK Industrial Output Slumps

The UK’s industrial production and manufacturing output contracted in January, as expected, after the broader industrial measure hit a six-year high at the end of last year.

British Pound Stays Under Pressure After Cautious Pre-Brexit Budget

UK Chancellor Philip Hammond’s budget, delivered Wednesday, has failed to spark life into sickly Sterling.

Euro Boosted As German Industrial Production Bounces Back

The Euro strengthened in early European trading Wednesday after data showed German industrial production, which makes up 30% of the Euro-Zone’s largest economy, grew at its quickest pace in Jan...

British Pound Flagging as UK Consumer Spending Loses Steam

The British Pound is under pressure in Tuesday trading on mounting evidence that the hit to consumer spending growth from higher inflation caused by Sterling’s Brexit related slump is starting ...

Kiwi Shot Down By Dovish Central Bank and US Protectionism

The New Zealand Dollar continues to weaken after a shift in RBNZ policy last month.

How Much More Run for Record US Equities, Dollar on Fed Certainty?

US equities have charged to record highs while the Dollar has extended its restrained but steady approach amid certainty of a March Fed hike. These will be convictions difficult to sustain amid NFPs,...

British Pound Plummets As Service Sector Growth Slows to Five-Month Low

The British Pound is hurtling to fresh lows, hitting a 33-day low against the Dollar in early Friday trading, after service sector growth dropped to five-month low in February.

Euro Lifted As Eurozone Economic Growth Hits Near Six-Year High

The Euro has risen slightly versus the Dollar and British Pound after the final Euro-Zone PMI revealed that economic growth in the region rose to a near six-month high in February.

GBPUSD Extends Its Losses As UK Data Uninspire

GBPUSD is extending its losses Thursday after uninspiring UK construction PMI and housing market data.

Brexit Briefing: Britsh Pound Uncertainty is Certain

The British Pound came under selling pressure Wednesday – with GBPUSD dropping below 1.2400 for the first time since mid-January after growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed more than exp...

Brexit Briefing: Pound Jittery on Fears of 2nd Scottish Independence Poll

The Pound was under pressure Monday after a report in the Times newspaper claimed British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing for Scotland to call a new independence referendum in March, to happe...

Euro Unmoved by Upbeat Data as Politics and Trump Grab Traders’ Attention

Euro crosses failed to move despite data pointing to growth continuing to pick up in the Euro-Zone.

Canadian Dollar Adrfit as Crude Oil Can’t Break Higher; BOC Wednesday

The Canadian Dollar was pressured for most of last week, but an unexpected rise in inflation pressures by the end of the week helped stabilize the Loonie. Eyes will be on energy prices and US Preside...

Weekly Trading Forecast: Trump Speech May Define Market Mood

Financial markets may overlook ample top-tier economic data and a steady stream of central bank commentary as a pivotal speech from US President Donald Trump takes the spotlight.

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.


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