David McBain

David is a technical strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, with a focus on sentiment, positioning and momentum analysis across global asset classes. David previously worked for 18 years at NatWest Markets / Deutsche Bank as a market strategist in their top ranked UK Strategy team, followed by a spell working for one of Europe's largest hedge Funds. David was ranked among the Top 10 for Technical Analysis in the 2011 and 2013 Reuters Extel surveys.
David McBain
David is a technical strategist at Absolute Strategy Research, with a focus on sentiment, positioning and momentum analysis across global asset classes. David previously worked for 18 years at NatWest Markets / Deutsche Bank as a market strategist in their top ranked UK Strategy team, followed by a spell working for one of Europe's largest hedge Funds. David was ranked among the Top 10 for Technical Analysis in the 2011 and 2013 Reuters Extel surveys.

Latest from David McBain

Chart of the day: Palm oil gets boost from record El Nino
Chart of the day: Pessimism persists for global equities oversold on sentiment
Chart of the day: Asian equities remain prey to pessimism
Chart of the day: Won-yen on the move
Chart Book | Chart of the Day: Kospi to test high

In the wake of its 10 per cent rally over the past two months, the Kospi Sentiment Barometer Indicator has moved into an extended optimism condition. 

29 Apr 2015 - 8:29PM

In the wake of its 10 per cent rally over the past two months, the Kospi Sentiment Barometer Indicator has moved into an extended optimism condition. 

Chart of the Day: Kospi to test high
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

31 Mar 2015 - 9:26PM

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar

Chart of the day: Investors keep faith in dollar
Chart of the day: Kospi eyes ride towards 12-month high
Chart of the day: Gold glistens in commodities gloom
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Greenback's challenge

The US dollar is ending the year on a high note. This month's ASR-Extel year-ahead survey reveals that a net 73 per cent of respondents believe the trade-weighted US dollar will end next year at higher levels.

23 Dec 2014 - 4:09PM

The US dollar is ending the year on a high note. This month's ASR-Extel year-ahead survey reveals that a net 73 per cent of respondents believe the trade-weighted US dollar will end next year at higher levels.

Chart of the day: Greenback's challenge
Chart Book | Chart of the day: History key to Shanghai's future

Where next for the Shanghai Composite Index is a question best answered by a look at historical performance.

16 Dec 2014 - 9:34AM

Where next for the Shanghai Composite Index is a question best answered by a look at historical performance.

Chart of the day: History key to Shanghai's future
Chart Book | Chart of the day: H shares eye new highs

The H-share index has been living in the shadow of the Shanghai Composite Index. But H-share momentum may be beginning to improve.

9 Dec 2014 - 9:08AM

The H-share index has been living in the shadow of the Shanghai Composite Index. But H-share momentum may be beginning to improve.

Chart of the day: H shares eye new highs
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Signs of hopes for Japan stocks

While yen weakness may help corporate Japan, it has been bad news for US dollar-based investors in Japanese equities.

25 Nov 2014 - 9:17AM

While yen weakness may help corporate Japan, it has been bad news for US dollar-based investors in Japanese equities.

Chart of the day: Signs of hopes for Japan stocks
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Cyclicals make comeback

Cyclicals have stabilised against defensives in Asia, excluding Japan, since the middle of last month.

18 Nov 2014 - 9:07AM

Cyclicals have stabilised against defensives in Asia, excluding Japan, since the middle of last month.

Chart of the day: Cyclicals make comeback
Chart Book | Chart of the day: On the retreat

The yen's sharp reversal has taken centre stage on the foreign exchange front in recent weeks.

11 Nov 2014 - 10:07AM

The yen's sharp reversal has taken centre stage on the foreign exchange front in recent weeks.

Chart of the day: On the retreat
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Sentiment headwinds in Shanghai

Mainland equities enter November on a rising tide of optimism, but the Shanghai Composite Index faces near-term sentiment headwinds as it tries to sustain a break above its 2013 high point.

4 Nov 2014 - 9:42AM

Mainland equities enter November on a rising tide of optimism, but the Shanghai Composite Index faces near-term sentiment headwinds as it tries to sustain a break above its 2013 high point.

Chart of the day: Sentiment headwinds in Shanghai
Chart of the day: Korean stocks set for rally
Chart Book | Chart of the day: It's all relative

A torrid week for global equities did not leave the Asia-Pacific region unscathed, though in relative terms the region was almost tranquil.

21 Oct 2014 - 8:12PM

A torrid week for global equities did not leave the Asia-Pacific region unscathed, though in relative terms the region was almost tranquil.

Chart of the day: It's all relative
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Chemical reaction

China's equity market seems to march to its own beat, unaffected by the global growth concerns that have undermined indices elsewhere across the globe.

14 Oct 2014 - 4:48AM

China's equity market seems to march to its own beat, unaffected by the global growth concerns that have undermined indices elsewhere across the globe.

Chart of the day: Chemical reaction
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Sentiment faces testing moment

Optimism towards Asian equity markets has eased in the past week as a number of indices have retreated, leaving the likes of the Shanghai Composite and the Bangkok SET as sentiment bright spots.

6 Oct 2014 - 9:18PM

Optimism towards Asian equity markets has eased in the past week as a number of indices have retreated, leaving the likes of the Shanghai Composite and the Bangkok SET as sentiment bright spots.

Chart of the day: Sentiment faces testing moment
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Sentiment turns sour for won

Sentiment towards Asian equities has broadly weakened over the past two weeks.

23 Sep 2014 - 7:25AM

Sentiment towards Asian equities has broadly weakened over the past two weeks.

Chart of the day: Sentiment turns sour for won
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Dollar faces headwind

Foreign exchange developments have stepped into the sentiment spotlight.

16 Sep 2014 - 3:23AM

Foreign exchange developments have stepped into the sentiment spotlight.

Chart of the day: Dollar faces headwind
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Shanghai faces headwind?

Mainland equities have moved into the sentiment spotlight in the past week, with both the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng indicators pushing into extreme optimism territory.

9 Sep 2014 - 4:42AM

Mainland equities have moved into the sentiment spotlight in the past week, with both the Shanghai Composite and Hang Seng indicators pushing into extreme optimism territory.

Chart of the day: Shanghai faces headwind?
Chart of the day: Things can only get better
Chart of the day: Prepare for a pullback in mainland metals and mining stocks
Chart of the day: Equity sentiment gap narrows
Chart of the day: Sentiment shifts on Chinese shares
Global equity pull-back risks rise
Chart Book | Chart of the day: Sentiment at full stretch

Sentiment indicators are at the high end of their historic ranges, with emerging markets and energy-related plays such as Norway and Canada to the fore as liquidity-driven risk trades and geopolitical developments dominated.

3 Jul 2014 - 6:40PM

Sentiment indicators are at the high end of their historic ranges, with emerging markets and energy-related plays such as Norway and Canada to the fore as liquidity-driven risk trades and geopolitical developments dominated.

Chart of the day: Sentiment at full stretch