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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Commitment of traders report (COT):

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

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December 5, 2022 12:00 AM

European Open: Currency markets pause for NFP, Equities pull back

Today’s NFP report is the main event for traders, and the consensus forecasts is for headline job growth to soften to 200k (261k previously), and the unemployment rate remain at 3.7%.

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December 2, 2022 06:35 AM
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European Open: Flash PMIs and US inflation on tap

The US dollar has continued lower overnight following Powell’s dovish comments, with US inflation data having the potential to extend or reverse some of its move.

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December 1, 2022 07:59 AM
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OK Fed followers: When is a pivot, not a pivot?

Jerome Powell hit the wires and effectively confirmed that the Fed will slow their pace of tightening, reigniting the argument over what a ‘pivot’ is.

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December 1, 2022 04:32 AM

European Open: China PMI’s disappoint, Jerome Powell in focus

China’s PMI’s may contracted at their fastest pace in 6-months, but hopes of China reopening have remained the focus to support sentiment.

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November 30, 2022 05:59 AM
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Australian inflation fell… but just ‘weight’ a minute

Whilst Australia’s final inflation print for the year remains high by historical standards, it was much lower than expected at 6.9% y/y

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November 30, 2022 03:32 AM

European Open: Double top forms on EUR/USD

The US dollar has found some stability following hawkish comments from Fed members, which has seen a double top pattern form on EUR/USD’s daily chart.

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November 29, 2022 05:29 AM

European Open: RBNZ deliver a hawkish 75bp hike, FOMC minutes up next

As if 75bp was not enough, the RBNZ came out swinging by increasing their terminal rate much higher than we anticipated.


The DAX’s rally has been impressive, but nothing last forever

Several metrics show how strong the DAX has been of late, but we suspect it may have had too much of a good thing and is due to be knocked from its perch.

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November 23, 2022 03:52 AM
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European Open: Can gold snap its 4-day losing streak?

Gold has retraced for four days yet found support at previous cycle highs, so unless speaking Fed members aren’t overly hawkish, we could see gold bounce form support.

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November 22, 2022 06:56 AM

The Consensus Calls for the RBNZ to hike by 75bp tomorrow

If the RBNZ hike by 75bp tomorrow in line with the consensus, it will be their first hike of this magnitude on record.

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November 22, 2022 03:15 AM