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 Struggles After Fed Minutes
- 17 August, 2017 GMT
Federal Reserve policymakers expressed concerns about weak inflation and some favored halting interest rate hikes until inflation is under control, minutes released on Wednesday afternoon showed.
- Dollar Trades Flat as Traders Wait for Fed
- 16 August, 2017 GMT
Strong U.S. retail data released on Tuesday did little to move the dollar, as traders seemed to take a step back as they wait for additional data which is expected later on Wednesday.
- Markets Move on North Korea’s Step Back
- 15 August, 2017 GMT
Asian shares extended Monday’s gains in early Tuesday trade after North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un hinted that he would push off plans to fire a missile near Guam.
- Chinese Data Disappoints but Asian Stocks Still Bounce
- 14 August, 2017 GMT
Asian shares snapped their losing streak on Monday, despite weak data out of China which showed economic growth that was below forecast in multiple sectors.
- Asian Shares Struggle After Dow Surges
- 03 August, 2017 GMT
Asian stocks were off to a rough start on Thursday after the Dow closed above 22,000 and the dollar hit 15-month lows against the euro overnight.
- Oil Pulls Back on Latest Reports
- 02 August, 2017 GMT
Oil prices fell below $50 per barrel on Wednesday morning after reports on Tuesday showed an increase in supplies from OPEC and a rise in crude stockpiles in the United States.
- The Mooch Gets the Boot (and Nobody Cares)
- 01 August, 2017 GMT
The White House faced yet another shake up on Monday as President Donald Trump effectively fired his new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who served in his official capacity for only 10 days.
- Weekend Woes Plague Dollar
- 31 July, 2017 GMT
The dollar hovered near 2 ½ year lows on Monday morning after a weekend of political turmoil in the United States in which President Donald Trump replaced his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, with General John Kelly.
- Stock Markets Roar Higher on Fed, Earnings
- 27 July, 2017 GMT
Asian markets were broadly higher on Thursday morning, following Wall Street and responding notably to the Federal Reserve’s announcement on Wednesday after their two-day policy meeting.
- Oil Prices Remain Steady in Early Trade
- 26 July, 2017 GMT
Oil prices remained near eight-week highs on Wednesday morning after data released on Tuesday by the American Petroleum Institute showed that U.S. crude stockpiles declined by 10.2 million barrels last week even as refineries increased output.