Fawad Razaqzada

Fawad Razaqzada

Fawad Razaqzada

Market Analyst

Fawad is an experienced analyst, trade educator and economist. He produces research and analysis content using his vast knowledge of the global economy and financial markets, which he has acquired over the past 12 years in the industry. Fawad specialises in forex, equity indices and commodity markets, utilising a combination of fundamental and technical analysis to provide actionable trade ideas and to anticipate potential market moves. His macro comments are regularly quoted by the leading financial publications such as Reuters and Market Watch.

Fawad’s aim of providing analysis and trading education is to help shorten the learning curves of developing traders. Over the years, Fawad has provided analysis services for various analysis and trading sites and firms, including most recently at ThinkMarkets, where he was the Chief Market Strategist between 2020 and 2022. Prior to that, Fawad was a market analyst at FOREX.com, City Index and GFT for a combined period of 10 years.

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Russell: US indices look to extend gains as FOMC decision looms

The market has been quick to dismiss the Fed’s hawkishness and price in a lower terminal interest rate in recent meetings...

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BoE Preview: MPC might be split but 50 bp hike likely

The GBP/USD could be heading to 1.25 if the BoE does not deliver a dovish surprise.

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ECB Preview: All about forward guidance

While a 50 basis point hike is fully priced in, there’s still a lot of uncertainty in terms of forward guidance...


US indices hit by profit-taking

…But the trend remained bullish ahead of key earnings and central bank meetings

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January 30, 2023 05:42 PM
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Forex Friday: USD/JPY, EUR/USD and GBP/USD

In this week’s edition, we discuss the dollar, pound and euro, and look forward to the big central bank meetings in the week ahead.

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Stronger US data maintains goldilocks scenario for risk assets

As well as GDP, there were positive surprises in Jobless claims and durable goods orders

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January 26, 2023 02:20 PM

Markets steady ahead of GDP, earnings and CB meetings

There are still a few important macro pointers that investors will be watching this week ahead of a very busy next week

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January 26, 2023 12:41 PM
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Gold steady as yields and dollar remain undermined

Investors are growing confident that more central banks will be pausing their interest rate hikes soon

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January 25, 2023 05:18 PM

CAD/JPY pair to watch heading into BoC decision

A 25-basis-point hike is expected

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January 25, 2023 12:41 PM
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Technical Tuesday: Russell and USD/JPY

In this edition, we are getting technical on the small cap Russell 2000 index and the USD/JPY.

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EU markets ease on mixed European PMIs

There were some downside surprises with French and UK services, and German manufacturing, all disappointing expectations