Fiona Cincotta

Fiona Cincotta

Fiona Cincotta

Senior Market Analyst

Expertise: Macroeconomics, Fundamental & Technical Analysis, Media

Trading Style: Trend/Swing


• Over 15 years’ experience trading and analysing UK, European & US markets

• Covers forex, equity, commodity, and crypto assets

• Webinars seminars and regular appearances on BBC, Reuters and Bloomberg TV as well as a weekly slot on BBC’s World Business report (World Services).

• Regularly quoted in Bloomberg, Reuters and MarketWatch among other outlets


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S&P 500 Forecast: SPX muted ahead of Friday's inflation data

U.S. stocks point to a mixed open, with the S&P 500 and the Dow edging higher, while the NASDAQ points to a weaker start ahead of key inflation data on Friday. The market is pricing in two rare cuts this year while the Fed projects one. Nvidia is set to open lower, extending its selloff from Friday. The stock briefly overtook Microsoft as the world's most valuable company. The US economic calendar is quiet today.

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Today 02:15 PM

DAX ,USD/JPY Forecast: Two trades to watch

DAX starts the week in an upbeat mood despite the deteriorating German business climate. USD/JPY is back in intervention territory.

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Nasdaq100 Forecast: QQQ rises ahead of PMI data

U.S. stocks are heading for a quiet open as Nvidia loses ground, and investors look cautiously ahead to PMI data. Nvidia is falling after reaching another ATH this week, pushing the S&P500 and Nasdaq to ATHs. US economic data has shown signs of softening, and the PMI data today is expected to continue this theme.

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June 21, 2024 02:30 PM
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S&P500 Forecast: SPX rises lifted by Nvidia & weaker jobless claims

U.S. stocks are set for a stronger open as traders return from the Juneteenth public holiday, digest softer-than-expected US jobless claims, and Nvidia extends its impressive rally. Jobless claims were virtually unchanged from last week's 9-month high, which combined with weaker retail sales earlier in the week, point to a softening in the economy, which could see the Fed cut rates sooner.

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June 20, 2024 02:22 PM

GBP/USD, FTSE Forecast: Two trades to watch

GBP/USD awaits the BoE rate decision. FTSE 100 rises ahead of the BoE rate decision.


GBP/USD, Oil Forecast: Two trades to watch

GBP/USD rises as inflation finally reaches the BoE's 2% target.Oil steadies amid geopolitical concerns and a build in crude stockpiles.

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June 19, 2024 09:43 AM
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S&P500 Forecast :SPX unchanged after weaker retail sales ,Fed speakers are in focus

US stocks are set for a quiet start after US retail sales were weaker than expected and with Federal Reserve speakers in focus. Retail sales show that consumption is moderating as inflation and interest rates remain high and unemployment rises. Looking ahead, Fed speakers are in focus after recent officials have supported the view that one rate cut this year is appropriate.

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June 18, 2024 02:45 PM

DAX, USD/JPY Forecast: Two trades to watch

DAX rises as the mood improves, ZEW economic sentiment is due. USD/JPY rises above 158.00 ahead of Fed speakers & US retail sales.

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June 18, 2024 09:37 AM

S&P500 Forecast: SPX muted ahead of Fed speakers & retail sales later in the week

U.S. stocks are heading for a muted start as the dust settles on last week's inflation data and Federal Reserve interest rate decision. There is no high-impacting data today, so attention will be on tomorrow's retail sales data and Fed speakers for more clues about when the Fed could start cutting rates. Last week, the Fed pointed to one rate cut this year. However, the market is still pricing in two rate cuts.

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June 17, 2024 02:20 PM
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EUR/USD, Oil Forecast: Two trades to watch

EUR/USD steadies with political uncertainty still at the forefront, Oil falls after weak US consumer sentiment & China data.


Dow Jones Forecast: DJIA falls post-Fed & as PPI falls, jobless claims rise

US stocks are heading for a mixed open as the market continues digesting yesterday's Fed meeting. Policymakers lowered rate cut expectations to just one cut this year and did so after a slight weakening in monthly CPI. Today, data showed PPI fell in May, and jobless claims jumped. Meanwhile, the tech sector, lifted by chip stocks, is benefiting the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100 but not the Dow Jones.

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June 13, 2024 02:06 PM