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Matt Weller CFA, CMT
Head of Market Research
Matt Weller is the Global Head of Market Research for FOREX.com and City Index. Matt produces regular research reports and videos on the forex, equity, and commodity markets. In his research, Matt utilises a fusion of fundamental, technical, and sentiment analysis to anticipate potential market moves.
In addition to his regular research reports, he has discovered a passion for teaching others about trading and has conducted over 1,300 educational webinars on different aspects of trading and trading psychology.
His analysis is regularly featured in the Financial Times, Reuters, MarketWatch, and the Wall Street Journal. Matt holds both his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Market Technician (CMT) charters.
Fiona has a deep understanding of market fundamentals gained through her 15 years’ experience in the financial markets. She provides up to the minute analysis and insight into the financial markets, as well as on the broader economy and monetary policy in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.
She is regularly quoted in the global financial press, with her name often seen in the Financial Times, The Telegraph, Reuters and Bloomberg.
Fiona is a familiar face after years of regular TV appearances across the globe on the likes of BBC, Sky News, Reuters, CNBC South Africa and Fox Business.
Joe Perry CMT
US Market Analyst
Joe Perry has over 20 years' experience in the FX and commodities arenas. He brings his knowledge of the markets from the trading side of the business, where Mr. Perry uses a combination of technical, macro, and fundamental analysis to provide market insights.
He traded spot market FX and commodity futures for 17 years at SAC Capital Advisors and Point 72 Asset Management. He is a regular live television contributor on Bloomberg News and Real Vision among other media outlets.
Mr. Perry holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and has a BSBA from The Ohio State University as well as an MBA from Fordham University.
Fawad is an experienced analyst, trade educator and economist. He produces research and analysis content using his vast knowledge of the global economy and financial markets, which he has acquired over the past 12 years in the industry. Fawad specialises in forex, equity indices and commodity markets, utilising a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to provide actionable trade ideas and to anticipate potential market moves. His macro comments are regularly quoted by the leading financial publications such as Reuters and Market Watch.
Fawad’s aim of providing analysis and trading education is to help shorten the learning curves of developing traders. Over the years, Fawad has provided analysis services for various analysis and trading sites and firms, including most recently at ThinkMarkets, where he was the Chief Market Strategist between 2020 and 2022. Prior to that, Fawad was a market analyst at FOREX.com, City Index and GFT for a combined period of 10 years.
Josh joined City Index/FOREX.com as a Market Analyst in 2020 and covers all things equities, providing daily updates and in-depth analysis on which stocks are moving. He started his career as a reporter for a leading London-based financial newswire and gradually moved up to being a senior reporter and editor before leaving to work as a senior writer at IG Markets.
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.
Patrick is a financial writer for City Index and FOREX.com. He covers stocks, forex, indices, technical analysis and a lot of our educational content. Patrick has been writing about the financial markets for over ten years, with articles in Forbes, Coinbase, Seeking Alpha, The Street and more. If you’re looking to learn all you need to know about an indicator, pattern, market or asset class, his pieces are a great place to start.
Federico Canut is a financial writer and content specialist for FOREX.com, mainly focused on the Latin American markets. He has been writing about different economic aspects of the region for the past two years.
Having worked in different media companies and private entities for the past 10 years, Federico produces educational and straightforward content on various topics related to the financial markets and the knowledge behind trading.
He's particularly interested in the Forex market, the dynamic between emerging currencies and the US dollar, and the cryptocurrency market.
Ben is a financial writer for FOREX.com and City Index. With a ten-year background in trade journalism, he has been writing solely about derivatives since 2018.
Ben produces educational content across equities, indices, commodities and forex, with a particular interest in the fundamental drivers of markets - but he also enjoys the technical side too.
Rebecca is a financial writer for FOREX.com and City Index. She has been writing about derivatives for the last four years.
Rebecca produces accessible, educational content on a range of topics such as options, fundamental and technical analysis, IPOs, stocks to watch and economic events.
She's particularly interested in renewable energy stocks and the trend toward sustainable investments.
Ryan Thaxton is a financial writer based in StoneX’s New York City office and writes for both City Index and FOREX.com. Ryan joined the company after several years writing about digital trends, and he produces educational content on topics including fundamental analysis, IPOs, and economic events.
Sr. Technical Strategist
Michael Boutros has over 20 years of market experience trading FX, Commodities & Equity Indices. For nearly two decades Michael has worked on numerous FX trade desks, brokers and market news / trader websites including stints at Gain Capital, MG Financial, ForexNews.com, Velocity Trade, FXCM, IG, and nearly twelve years with DailyFX. He has also been cited by numerous financial publications including Reuters, Wall St Journal, CNBC, Bloomberg and KITCO.
For over 10 years Michael has hosted the Weekly Strategy Webinar with live on-the-fly analysis cultivated over years on various trade desks. His seasoned technical approach offers a look at the markets through a structured and disciplined lens applied across multiple timeframes. Michael has also owned and operated a subscription trade service for over 8 years and has spoken at numerous trader expos and conferences including Las Vegas, Dubai, Australia, and New York. He holds degrees in economics & philosophy from Rutgers University.Follow me
David Song has over 15 years of trading FX while providing research on commodities & equity indices. He studied macroeconomic policies under a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis while gaining a strong understanding of technical analysis from a former president of the Market Technicians Association.
David has presented at numerous trader expos and conferences in Las Vegas, South Korea, Australia and New York, and has been cited by numerous financial publications including Reuters, AFP, CNBC, Bloomberg, Market Watch and WSJ. He holds Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College.Follow me
James Stanley is a strategist and writer based out of New York City with over 23 years of market experience. James began trading stocks during the tech boom in 1999 before starting his career in the industry with Merrill Lynch upon graduation from Baylor University with a business degree. James then worked at TD Ameritrade and Fidelity before finding FXCM and DailyFX, where he spent 13 years helping to build DailyFX Education. While there, James served in a number of roles, starting as a trading instructor hosting live trading webinars in 2010. James held multiple roles during his tenure including analyst, strategist, senior strategist and head of education, while also serving as editor of the US desk.
James focuses on mentoring and this shows in his work through articles and webinars, often incorporating historical examples to illustrate context while trying to present complex ideas in a simple and relatable format. James has extensive experience in bonds, equities, commodities and Forex and is able to weave various asset classes together during his presentations to offer unique insights to viewers and readers. James focuses heavily on price action and often incorporates macroeconomic analysis in the effort of finding and evaluating trends.
Paul is a financial writer for StoneX. He has worked in investment banking and equity research for over three decades and has been writing about derivatives for the last four years.
Paul produces popular articles for a retail audience, working with StoneX analysts across all markets and asset classes.
He’s particularly interested in equity markets, economics, crypto and renewable energy.