Bob Mason
Bob Mason

Personal:

  • Name: Bob Mason
  • An author with FX Empire since December 2016

Education And Work Information:

  • School(s) Attended: BSc Chemistry / Biology Oxford Brooke’s University, Oxford, England
  • Job Title: Financial Financial Consultant
  • Company / Organization: VersatileQ
  • Former Jobs: Research Analyst, IdealFX (S) Pte Ltd, Senhouse Asia, Family Offices
  • Published on: None (Private)

Investing Profile:

  • Investing Style: Trader / Analyst
  • Area of Expertise: Energy, FX, Equities, Cryptocurrencies, Credit
  • Favorite instruments: Cryptocurrencies, FX, Equities

About:

Bob Mason has over 20 years of experience in the Finance industry spanning across Europe and Asia. He has held management positions within global rating agencies and multinational banks and is also the co-founder of VersatileQ – a boutique research and advisory firm with a primary focus in Asia.

Having managed regional teams across Europe and Asia, focusing on analytics across both corporate and financial institutions, Bob Mason’s experience includes building index products for investment banks and, within multinational banks, risk management and analytics, considering key risk drivers including, FX, geopolitical, credit as well as macro across a wide range of sectors, in structuring and negotiating derivative and term loan products.

He has written extensively for a broader audience and his current focus is on developments relating to the financial markets including, but not limited to currencies, commodities, alternative asset classes and global equities.

Bob Mason has been an author with FX Empire since December 2016 and has had works published for publications including, but not limited to The Jerusalem Post, KITCO and The Huffington Post.

With VersatileQ, clients include family office, asset managers and brokerages for whom VersatileQ provides outsourced research.

Contact:bobmason@fxempire.com

    Recent Activities

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      The Week Ahead – Monetary Policy and Geo-Politics to Influence, as Earnings Roll Out

      On the MacroFor the Dollar, stats for the week ahead include prelim October private sector PMI and September new home sales figures on Wednesday, September durable goods, trade data and pending home sales figures on Thursday, ahead of finalized October consumer sentiment numbers and the all-important 3rd quarter GDP numbers

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    • Bitcoin Brown

      Bitcoin – No Weekend Rally in Sight as the Bulls Struggle On

      Bitcoin gained 0.93% on Saturday, partially reversing Friday’s 1.38% fall, to end the day at $6,585.2 and increase Bitcoins gains for the week to 3.93%.An early morning intraday low $6,511 saw Bitcoin avoid a pullback to $6,400 levels and the day’s first major support level at $6,474.97, with a broad

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    • Cryptocurrencies investments

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 21/10/18

      Bitcoin Cash on the MoveBitcoin Cash gained 1.99% on Saturday, following a 0.04% rise on Friday, to end the day at $455.4.A bearish start to the day saw Bitcoin Cash slide to an intraday low $442.3 before finding support, Bitcoin Cash steering clear of the day’s first major support level

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      U.S Mortgages – Applications Slide as Mortgage Rates Hit Pause

      U.S mortgage rates took a pause, following the previous week’s jump in mortgage rates to the highest level since April 2011, with 30-year fixed mortgage rates easing back by just 5 basis points to 4.85% in the week ending 18th October, according to Freddie Mac’s latest weekly report.Key stats through

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    • Bitcoin 3

      Bitcoin – Bears Eye $6,400 Levels as Negative Bias Lingers

      Bitcoin slipped by 1.38% on Friday, following on from Thursday’s 1.81% fall, to end the day at $6,519, 3 consecutive days of losses leaving Bitcoin with just a 2.88% gain for the current week.Thursday’s late reversal continued into the early hours of Friday, with Bitcoin sliding from a start of

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    • Crypto00 567

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 20/10/18

      Bitcoin Cash Finds SupportBitcoin Cash rose by just 0.04% on Friday, following a 3.32% slide on Thursday to end the day at $446.5, the moves through the week seeing Bitcoin Cash up 0.65% Monday through Friday.A bearish start to the day saw Bitcoin Cash slide to an intraday low $439.3

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    • Monero Technical Analysis – Bucking the Trend – 19/10/18

      Key HighlightsMonero’s XMR slid by 2.33% on Thursday, following Wednesday’s 1.66% decline to end the day at $102.15.A bullish start to the day saw Monero’s XMR break through the first major resistance level at $105.52 with an intraday high $105.8.A reversal saw Monero’s XMR fall through the first major support

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      Bitcoin – Bulls Losing a Grip as Bitcoin Struggles at $6,600

      Bitcoin’s troubles continued on Thursday, with Bitcoin falling by 1.81% off the back of Wednesday’s 0.28% decline, to end the day at $6,613.3.A relatively bullish start to the day saw Bitcoin break through the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $6,757 to strike an early morning intraday high $6,779.9 before hitting

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    • cryptos 8

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 19/10/18

      Bitcoin Cash Hits ReverseBitcoin Cash fell by 3.32% on Thursday, following on from a 1.68% decline on Wednesday, to end the day at $446.2.A bullish start to the day saw Bitcoin Cash break through the day’s first major resistance level at $469.93 to an early morning intraday high $471 before

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    • Trade War Fears

      China’s GDP Comes in Softer to Spook the Markets Early

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session was on the heavier side this morning, with key stats including September inflation figures out of Japan and of greater significance, 3rd quarter GDP numbers out of China that were released alongside September industrial production, retail sales, fixed asset investment

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    • stellar xlm

      Stellar’s Lumen Technical Analysis – Resistance Levels in Play – 18/10/18

      Key HighlightsStellar’s Lumen gained 3.92% on Wednesday, following on from Tuesday’s 4.97% rally, to end the day at $0.24889.A start of a day intraday low $0.23591 saw Stellar’s Lumen steer clear of the first major support level at $0.2320 and 62% FIB Retracement Level of $0.2289.A day long rally saw

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    • Bitcoins etf

      Bitcoin – Bulls Struggle to Break Out to $6,800

      Bitcoin slipped by 0.28% on Wednesday, reversing Tuesday’s 0.18% gain, to end the day at $6,735.6.Upward momentum from late Tuesday continued into the early hours of Wednesday, with Bitcoin breaking through the 23.6% FIB Retracement Level of $6,757 to strike a mid-morning intraday high $6,794 before hitting reverse, selling pressure

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    • Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 18/10/18

      Bitcoin Cash Looking to Make a MoveBitcoin Cash fell by 1.68% on Wednesday, following on from a 0.23% decline on Tuesday, to end the day at $461.5.A morning reversal saw Bitcoin Cash fall from a mid-morning intraday high $472.1 to a late morning intraday low $457.4, before steadying into a

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      UK Retail Sales and Brexit News Leaves Focus on the Pound

      Earlier in the Day:Economic data released through the Asian session this morning included September trade figures out of Japan and September employment and quarterly business confidence numbers out of Australia.For the Japanese Yen, the August’s ¥438bn deficit rebounded to a ¥140bn surplus, which was better than a forecasted narrowing to

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    • London Streets

      September Inflation Numbers Hit the Pound

      September inflation figures out of the UK morning weighed on the Pound, with the annual rate of inflation easing from an August 2.7% to 2.4%, coming up short of a forecasted 2.6%.Month-on-month, consumer prices rose by just 0.1%, following August’s 0.7% rise, which was also softer than a forecasted 0.2%

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    • XEM

      NEM’s XEM Technical Analysis – Support Levels Back in Play – 17/10/18

      Key HighlightsNEM’s XEM fell by 0.7% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 6.47% rally, to end the day at $0.09861.A mid-morning intraday high $0.1016 saw NEM’s XEM fall short of the first major resistance level a $0.1111 before easing back.Range bound through the afternoon, a late afternoon intraday low $0.09737 steered well

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    • Bitcoin 3

      Bitcoin – Volatility Slides as the Bulls Go in Search $6,800

      Bitcoin gained 0.18% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 6.32% rally, to end the day at $6,754.2.It was back to the tight ranges for Bitcoin, following the USDT price action on Monday, with volatility sliding back to the lower levels that the markets have recently become accustomed to.An early move through to

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    • Cryptocurrencies investments

      Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin and Ripple Daily Analysis – 17/10/18

      Bitcoin Cash FlatBitcoin Cash slipped by 0.23% on Tuesday, following Monday’s 5.7% rally, to end the day at $468.7.A relatively range bound day saw Bitcoin Cash move through to a mid-morning intraday high $482 before easing back to a late afternoon intraday low $462, the moves through the day leaving

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    • Midterm Report – The Impact and the Future of Brexit

      UK Inflation and Brexit Talk Put the GBP in Focus, with One Eye on the EUR

      Earlier in the Day:There were no material stats released through the Asian session this morning to provide direction for the majors, leaving market risk sentiment and geo-political risk to influence in the early part of the day.For the Kiwi Dollar, the better than expected 3rd quarter inflation figures from Tuesday

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    • Cardano’s ADA Technical Analysis – Support Levels in Play – 16/10/18

      Key HighlightsCardano’s ADA rallied by 6.89% on Monday, reversing Sunday’s 3.42% slide, to end the day at $0.07653.A start of a day intraday low $0.06968 saw Cardano’s ADA call on support at the first major support level at $0.0697 to recover to $0.07 levels.A broad based cryptomarket rally saw Cardano’s

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