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Steven Knight joined Blackwell Global in April 2015. He is based in Auckland, New Zealand, where he is currently a key part of the global research team.

He follows macroeconomic trends and in particular, focuses on monetary policies and its affects on money demand. He uses his ... more


NZDUSD: How Will The Pair React To The FOMC Event?
The New Zealand Dollar is bracing itself ahead of the U.S. Fed’s FOMC decision but the pair currently remains on a recovery trajectory.
Greece Faces Tough Road Ahead As Germany Says Nein To Debt Relief
It appears that history is again turning full circle as the formerly ‘solved’ Greek debt crisis returns to raise its ugly head and again threaten the wider Eurozone.
Could A Lack Of Forward Guidance Sink The US Dollar?
Global currency markets are facing a key risk event with the US Federal Reserve set to announce their direction on interest rates in the coming days.
Australian Economy Facing Trouble Ahead As GDP Contracts Sharpl
The Australian Dollar is under pressure early following the shock release of the third quarter GDP figures which came in well below market forecasts at 0.5% q/q on a seasonally adjusted basis. So where to now for the embattled Aussie economy?
Is The Fed Preparing To Overshoot Their Inflation Targets?
The past week has seen some interesting statements from both the Bank of England and the US Federal Reserve on inflation expectations and their respective near term targets which subsequently calls into question the Fed's path on rate hikes.
Is A Breakdown Ahead For The NZDCAD?
The exotic NZDCAD has seen plenty of corrective breakdowns over the past month as the currency pair continued to trend lower. However, a corrective structure could be suggesting further falls ahead for the embattled pair.


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Work Experience

FX Research Team Leader
Blackwell Global
January 2016 - Present (5 years 9 months)

Responsible for leading a small team of FX Market Analysts whilst providing the overall strategic direction of foreign exchange and economic research for BGI in New Zealand. Responsibility for FX and commodity forecast generation alongside publication of daily, weekly and ad-hoc commentaries utilising qualitative and quantitative methodologies across a range of markets and macro economies.

FX Market Strategist/Research Analyst
Blackwell Global
April 2015 - January 2016 (10 months)

• Competency in Fundamental & Technical Analysis.
• Identifying Market Trends (FX & Commodities).
• Undertaking Econometric Analysis with STATA and R.
• Preparation of Research Articles - Syndicated to news outlets internationally.
• Financial Statement Analysis as a part of the overall Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis.


AUT University
2013 / 2016
Economics, Macroeconomics