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

Tue, 15 June 2021

Morning Note

All looks calm ahead of the Fed meeting

Cooler rates and broadly positive risk sentiment helped send the Nasdaq composite to a record high on Monday, whilst the tech sector lifted the broader market as the S&P 500 also notched a fresh all-time closing high.

Mon, 14 June 2021

Morning Note

FTSE hits post-pandemic high, Bitcoin leaps on Musk tweet

European stock markets rose in early trade Monday, with the DAX in Frankfurt hitting a new all-time high and the FTSE 100 making a fresh post-pandemic high above 7180 as the broadly positive mood in equity markets continued to override concerns about inflation

Sun, 13 June 2021

Week Ahead

Week Ahead: Fed meeting to assess inflation landscape

With the G7 event in Cornwall wrapping up on Sunday, the Federal Reserve meeting is the big event in the markets this week, whilst traders will also be keeping a close watch on high frequency data such as unemployment claims, retail sales and manufacturing indices from the US. Meanwhile UK inflation data will be assessed for any signs of pressures building in prices that could nudge the Bank of England to tighten monetary policy earlier than thought.

Fri, 11 June 2021

Morning Note

Stocks shrug off higher inflation, gold up as yields are pinned

A mildly positive start to the Friday session for European markets after Wall Street set fresh records, with the S&P 500 jumping to a new all-time high even as data showed US inflation surged in May. 

Thu, 10 June 2021

Morning Note

Markets look for direction from ECB, US CPI inflation

European stock markets were again lacking direction ahead of today’s closely awaited ECB meeting and a hotly anticipated inflation reading from the US. The FTSE 100 trades a little higher, the DAX a little lower. Wall Street closed lower with the major indices holding to well-worn ranges. The S&P 500 down 0.4% to 4,219.55 but remains just a few points below its all-time high of 4,238.04 set on May 7th.

Wed, 9 June 2021

Forex

ECB preview: no big changes ahead of Jun 10th meeting

The European Central Bank (ECB) convenes on Thursday (Jun 10th) amid a much rosier economic outlook than at the start of the year. But with the central bank having communicated its plans to front-load asset purchases, there is not expected to be any material change in policy or communication. It will be hard to avoid taper talk so how the ECB responds to questions around tapering will be of central importance to the market’s expectations and the euro. 

Wed, 9 June 2021

Morning Note

Travel stocks rally, China PPI shrugged off for now

European markets opened mixed but broadly remain calm as they have for the whole week. Everyone’s waiting for signals on inflation – investors seem to be largely shrugging one from China today. Meanwhile oil has hit its highest since Oct 2018 ahead of today's EIA inventory report.

Tue, 8 June 2021

Morning Note

Markets stay calm, Bitcoin suffers

European markets opened a shade higher today after a mixed session on Monday saw little real direction from the major bourses. The FTSE 100 ended up 8pts, or +0.12%, at 7,077, but remains well within the range of the last 2 months. This morning it’s risen about 20pts to take a look at 7,100 again. US stocks were also mixed – the S&P 500 declined a touch as it struggled to make a new all-time high, whilst the Nasdaq rallied more than 0.4%.

Mon, 7 June 2021

Morning Note

FTSE early gainer as European markets open week lower

The FTSE 100 is the only early riser as European equity markets opened the week broadly in the red as Chinese trade data maybe just weighed a touch with exports lower than forecast despite imports growing at the fastest clip in 10 years. In London, housebuilders led gains while basic resources stocks fell. Asian shares were mixed, US futures are slightly weaker this morning.

Wed, 26 May 2021

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Afternoon wrap: Shell loses emissions court case, Amazon inks MGM deal

A bit of a dreich day for European equity markets with nothing moving much at all. All the main bourses have traded flat.

Wed, 26 May 2021

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Snowflake earnings: what to watch

Snowflake (SNOW) is due to report its first quarter results after the close today (May 26th). Shares in the company are worth about a half of the value they were at their peak in 2020. 

Wed, 26 May 2021

Morning Note

European stocks edge up, MKS shares jump

Churn continues: Tuesday’s rally on Wall Street stalled as investors showed little appetite to drive the market higher.

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