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 March 2021

Morning Note

Stocks pause after rally, City to relax listings rules

"I'm shocked! Shocked to find that gambling is going on in here.” I was looking over some of the recent insights, edicts and proclamations on GameStop, Reddit and RobinHood and felt that market policemen do like to channel their inner Captain Renault sometimes. 

Mon, 1 March 2021

OPEC+ meeting preview: tight supply likely to continue

Backwardation points to supply deficit; Inventories falling globally; OPEC and allies likely to raise output

Mon, 1 March 2021

Morning Note

Stocks rally as yields retreat, UK housebuilders jump

Last week stocks came under pressure from rising bond yields, as a rates selloff that has been bubbling under the surface since last November gathered steam. US

Fri, 26 February 2021

Morning Note

Markets sell off on bond rout + Coinbase IPO

IPO filings used to be less interesting. It’s been rather fun to record how some (not so fast-growing, it turns out) tech unicorns have explained their businesses (it’s about people), the risks to growth (we have never made a profit and may never do so), and how they plan to structure voting rights (you don’t get any).

Thu, 25 February 2021

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Coinbase IPO: 5 things we have learned from the cryptocurrency exchange’s SEC filing

Coinbase has filed its SEC filing, the first steps in launching its IPO. Here's what we've learned from the filing so far.

Wed, 24 February 2021

Morning Note

Lloyds shares rally as divi resumes, markets react to Tuesday's tech turmoil, Powell testimony continues

Consumers have developed a penchant for germ protection and disinfection during the pandemic. This has been good news for Reckitt Benckiser, which today reports record profits as a 20% jump in LFL hygiene sales lifted earnings.

Tue, 23 February 2021

Morning Note

Airlines jump on summer roadmap, Tesla sinks as Bitcoin crashes

When companies tie themselves to any one horse it presents risks, even if it’s the most-fancied filly at the post. Thoroughbreds are temperamental creatures and liable to break down when being ridden too hard. So, when Tesla tied its fortunes to Bitcoin with a $1.5bn investment, it was reasonable to expect there could be problems ahead.

Mon, 22 February 2021

Morning Note

Bitcoin hits fresh record high, stocks sell off early

Are things like inflation and rising bond yields really a concern for the market? Commodity prices keep surging, inflationary pressures are evident and the vast increase in money supply provides the ammunition.

Thu, 18 February 2021

Equities

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