Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson financial analyst

Matt Simpson

Market Analyst

Matt Simpson is a certified technical analyst who combines charts and fundamentals to generate trading themes. He has traded spot FX and CFDs for over 10 years and more recently traded futures markets.

Over the past decade, Matt has provided analysis and education for several brokers across Asia. And as part of a trade recommendations team he developed expertise in strategy design, development and back-testing which he blends with his overall analytical framework.

Matt was also a regular guest on Bloomberg Radio and Sky News Business, and frequently quoted in financial organisations including Reuters, Dow Jones and CNBC.

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The RBA are expected to hike by 25bp tomorrow

Whilst money markets favour a 25bp hike tomorrow, we shouldn’t discount the potential for a 15bp or even a 50bp hike.

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European Open: FTSE bulls eye new highs, NFP on tap

We wrap off the week with today’s NFP report at 13:30 GMT, but first we’ll see if bulls can retain control of the FTSE 100 following yesterday’s breakout.

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February 3, 2023 04:45 AM
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China’s economy is expanding again, according to official data (USD/CNH)

The National Bureau of Statistics China (NBS) released PMI data this week which shows both the manufacturing and services sector are expanding.

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February 3, 2023 02:40 AM
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European Open: EUR/GBP probes YTD high ahead of BOE and ECB meetings

With the Fed having delivered their 25bp yesterday, it is now over to the BOE ECB today, who are expected to hike by 100bp between them.

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February 2, 2023 05:04 AM
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Fed fund pricing calls bulldust on Fed hike(s)

Whilst the Fed effectively confirmed two more 25bp hikes to are to follow, Fed fund futures remain unconvinced and are pricing in a single hike to take rates to 5%.

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February 2, 2023 03:25 AM
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European Open: Tight ranges ahead of NFP but implied volatility perks up

The conclusion of the FOMC meeting at 19:00 GMT is hands down the main even, so we could be in for a session of tight ranges beforehand (and fireworks after).

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February 1, 2023 06:02 AM
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European Open: China’s PMI squeeze in a surprise expansion, GBP/AUD turns higher

China’s PMI beat expectations and expanded, which could give global growth prospects a boost as China continues to reopen

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January 31, 2023 05:40 AM
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Australia’s retail snails weigh on December's trade figures (again)

Australia’s retail sales were down a lot more than expected in December, suggesting much of the hype had died over the Black Friday Sales and Cyber Sales Monday in November.

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January 31, 2023 02:03 AM
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European Open: $82 continues to defy WTI crude bulls

Despite hopes of a rebound in demand due to China’s reopening, oil bulls have repeatedly failed to help WTI crude oil close above $82 – and momentum now points lower.

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January 30, 2023 04:39 AM
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Commitment of traders report (COT):

The commitment of traders (COT) report shows how large speculators are positioned across futures markets on the CME exchange.

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January 30, 2023 02:45 AM
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Is the USD/JPY bearish move becoming ‘long’ in the tooth?

Shorting USD/JPY is not a new idea, and as the pair has erased around half of its 21-month rally, we see the potential for a bounce over the coming weeks.