Neil Wilson

Chief Market Analyst

Neil is chief market analyst for Markets.com and also writes for the Investors Chronicle as ‘The Trader’, with the daily market outlook published online each morning. He is a regular contributor to major news outlets and is often quoted on the BBC, Bloomberg, Reuters, The Times, Telegraph, Guardian, London Evening Standard, and many more. Neil is also a regular contributor to TV networks, including Sky News, BBC, CNBC and more.

Prior to joining Markets.com, Neil was the senior market analyst at ETX Capital, having gained experience through writing for Saxo Bank.

As well as supplying clients with up to date analysis of the markets, Neil produces daily video updates in the platform and hosts various live webinar events on major market events and themes.

Twitter: @marketsneil
Contact: neil.wilson@markets.com

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Opinions from Neil Wilson

Thu, 4 March 2021

Morning Note

Stick or twist? Markets pin hopes on Fed chair Powell

Jay Powell, chairman of the Federal Reserve, speaks today at the WSJ’s Jobs Summit. We know the Fed’s policy on jobs already; what the market cares about is the central bank’s response to volatility in the bond market. This will be the last time we hear from Powell before the blackout period for Fed speakers ahead of the March 16-17th meeting.

Wed, 3 March 2021

Budget 2021: Market reaction muted, BoE mandate raises eyebrows

“That which we are, we are”. Rishi Sunak channelled Tennyson and the wanderer Ulysses in one fell swoop to sum up his Budget. I’m none the wiser. 

Wed, 3 March 2021

Morning Note

Buzzy ETF set for launch as Rocket Companies blasts off, Budget Day looms for UK markets

If you thought the meme stock craze was going away, think again. VanEck Associates will this week launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) that seeks to track the performance of the top 75 most buzzy companies on the internet.

Tue, 2 February 2021

Morning Note

Stocks extend rally, Moonpig shares surge, silver retreats, GME sinks

Confidence has returned to global equity markets with stocks in Europe higher again this morning after bouncing back on Monday from a choppy final week of January. 

Mon, 1 February 2021

Could Bitcoin be next for the Reddit treatment?

First came GameStop, next was silver. Could Bitcoin be the next to get the Reddit treatment?

Mon, 1 February 2021

Morning Note

Silver-tongued Redditors drive up prices

We’re not in Kansas anymore: Silver prices jumped to 8-year highs as investor interest turned on the metal due to expectations Reddit traders will attempt to squeeze prices higher.

Fri, 29 January 2021

Investments

Reddit bandwagon rolls on...

I don’t know about anyone else, but I cannot wait for the next GameStop earnings call. It will be an event to behold. That’s some way off; for now the frenzy continues: GME shares opened more than +100% above $400 before paring early gains to trade +60% or so.

Fri, 29 January 2021

Musk powers Bitcoin surge

Bitcoin surged this morning as Elon Musk changed his Twitter bio to say simply #Bitcoin, later posting ‘In retrospect, it was inevitable’.

Fri, 29 January 2021

Morning Note

RobinHood anger, silver linings

Now for the recriminations. RobinHood and other US brokers stopped trading in a number of stocks such as GameStop and AMC Entertainment that have lately been the target of retail investors seeking to ramp prices to spook hedge funds shorting the shares.

Thu, 28 January 2021

Morning Note

Volatility rears its head, the Reddit craze continues, Tesla, Apple, Facebook fall despite strong sales numbers

There is a clear sense markets are upset and concerned about what they are seeing from the Reddit ramps. The mechanics of the latest craze are rather new, which makes it hard for us market watchers to be fully versed in all that is happening. 

Wed, 27 January 2021

Investments

GameStop update - Melvin Capital out

My earlier note talked about the problems with the whole Reddit /r/wallstreetbets thing, and how it clearly needs to be looked at by the SEC because large numbers of retail traders will get hurt as a result. Since then shares have gone ballistic in pre-market trading: GME +100%, AMC +110%.

Wed, 27 January 2021

Morning Note

Something strange is happening on Wall Street

Something strange is happening on Wall Street, or at least to a number of individual stocks, which are getting caught up in a battle between a bunch of Reddit day traders and investors and Wall Street hedge funds.

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