About Sara Patterson
Sara Patterson is a career writer and a former student of international relations. After earning a Master’s Degree in political science Sara spent several years working for various internet companies and teaching English writing at the college level to students in their freshman year. She now focuses her energies on reading several newspapers each day and considering how the news may affect both the currency markets and the political economy in general. She specializes in writing fundamental analysis and interpreting how news from across the globe will propel the markets in both the short and long terms.
In her spare time, Sara enjoys carving fruit, rock climbing and Zumba. She also cares for 3 dogs and an iguana.
Latest 10 Articles
- Dollar Starts Week on the Defense
- 26 June, 2017 GMT
The dollar started the last week of June slightly on the defensive as a U.S. bond yields were limited by an adjusted inflation outlook and questions began circulating, once again, about the Federal Reserve’s plans to tighten economic policy.
- Oil Tries to Rebound from Ten-Month Lows
- 22 June, 2017 GMT
Oil prices fell more than 2 percent overnight to fresh ten-month lows on Wednesday night, even after the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced that inventories had fallen more than expected, and oil prices continued to feel the pressure on Thursday morning.
- Oil Prices Still Searching for Relief
- 21 June, 2017 GMT
Oil prices continued their downtrend during Wednesday’s Asian session, trading near seven-month lows with trader confidence waning in OPEC’s extended oil cut and its ability to bring stability to oil prices.
- Asian Shares Near Two-Year High as Gold Drops Near Five-Week Low
- 20 June, 2017 GMT
Japan’s Nikkei spiked more than 1 percent on Tuesday to hit near two-year highs after U.S. hi-tech stocks rebounded on Monday and investors showed their confidence with stock purchases.
- Asian Markets Start the Week Strong
- 19 June, 2017 GMT
Asian markets strengthened on Monday morning as traders eagerly await the start of the Brexit negotiations which are scheduled to begin later today.
- Markets Have Mixed Reaction to Fed Announcement
- 15 June, 2017 GMT
In an unsurprising move on Wednesday the U.S. Federal Reserve outlined a plan to reduce its $4.2 trillion bond portfolio and raised interest rates a quarter percentage point.
- Asian Shares Trade Mixed as Traders Eye Fed
- 14 June, 2017 GMT
Asian shares were mixed on Wednesday as traders awaited the Federal Reserve’s policy announcement that is scheduled for 6 p.m. GMT today.
- Fed and Canadian Central Bank Announcements Move Markets
- 13 June, 2017 GMT
At 2pm EST on Tuesday the U.S. Federal Reserve will announce whether or not it will be raising the benchmark interest rate.
- Oil Prices Break Three-Day Losing Streak
- 12 June, 2017 GMT
Oil prices broke their three-day losing streak on Monday morning despite continued overdemand and increasing production in the United States.
- Eyes on Fed as Sterling Steadies
- 12 June, 2017 GMT
The highly-anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting is set to begin tomorrow, and traders are shifting their focus this week to the outcome of the meeting after focusing mostly on the U.K. elections over the weekend.