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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Currency Pair of the Week: GBP/USD

With the Fed and BoE rate decisions to come, along with some key economic data from both the UK and US, the GBP/USD has to be the currency pair of the week.

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Forex Friday: Bitcoin, Gold, Yields and Yen

In this week’s edition, we discuss Bitcoin, gold, dollar and yields

ECB had to hike by 50 bps but euro slips

ECB provided no forward guidance and/or commitment to future hikes...

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March 16, 2023 09:31 AM
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Crude plummets - will OPEC come to rescue?

We might see an oversold bounce in prices soon but until something changes fundamentally, the path of least resistance would remain to the downside

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Banks plunge as concerns mount over financial crisis 2.0

The selling of financial stocks was triggered by Credit Suisse this time

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ECB Preview: 50bps hike may still be on the cards

Hot inflation is likely to outweigh concerns over financial stability, potentially leading the ECB to disappoint market’s substantial re-pricing of policy rates.


Stocks off lows after dollar, yields collapsed

When bond markets move, investors in other markets always take notice


Gold finds relief as dollar rally pauses – for now

For gold to make a stronger recovery, we will have to see a surprise miss on Friday’s NFP

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Technical Tuesday: S&P, GOLD and GBP/USD

In this week’s report, we are getting technical on S&P, gold and GBP/USD.

Bank of Canada preview: At interest rates peak?

After a combined 425 basis points worth of hikes, the BOC has already signaled it would pause tightening to let the economy digest impact of previous hikes.


USD/JPY: Dollar likely to resume higher after slow start

Dollar was bouncing off earlier lows, supported by even more positive news – this time from the housing market.