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Michael Hewson


With over 30 years' experience in the financial markets, Michael is respected for his candid and direct market commentary. He's a well-known face on both financial and mainstream TV, appearing regularly on BBC News, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox Business and several other outlets in the UK, North America and the Middle East.

His primary focus is on providing fundamental and technical analysis on the daily movements in financial markets, as well as research articles focused on topical financial and economic issues. Michael also participates in regular trading webinars for clients, and has delivered seminars across the country.

Michael was the catalyst behind our 'Best In-House Analysts' win at the Professional Trader Awards in 2021 – a second victory in three years – and has been nominated for 'Analyst of the year' in City AM's annual awards for 2022 and 2019. City AM describe Michael as an "energetic commentator across a range of sectors ... one of the most familiar faces on business news channels. Never shy of a turn of phrase, Hewson continues to be one of the Square Mile’s most outspoken commentators as well as one of its most astute. His analysis of coming inflationary pressures was well ahead of the curve, and early criticism of the Bank of England’s forward guidance is now shared by plenty of others."

With his background in FX trading, Michael spent six years trading currencies, with a particular emphasis on charting and technical analysis. Before joining CMC Markets, he spent over 12 years delivering technical analysis education and support to experienced traders, private investors, corporate and retail clients, for a market data company.

Michael has delivered seminars on trading and technical analysis at the World Money Show, London Business School and London Stock Exchange. He holds an MSTA from the UK Society of Technical Analysts (STA) and also a CFTe from the International Federation of Technical Analysts (IFTA). Michael regularly outperforms analysts from 29 international banks and financial institutions to top FX Week’s weekly rankings tables, based on monthly, quarterly and annual forecasts for five major currency pairs.

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