Sara Patterson

Sara Patterson
Published articles: 449

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.


  • Trading frequency:
    • Infrequent
  • Interests:
    • Bonds,Stocks,Forex
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    In its first policy meeting since the induction of new chief Jerome Powell, the U.S. Federal Reserve met analysts’ expectations on Wednesday by raising interest rates and predicting at least two more interest rate hikes before the end of the year.

    The Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting will end later today, and traders worldwide are eagerly awaiting the central bank’s announcement, which is expected to include an interest rate hike and hints towards future hikes.

    Oil prices extended their gains on Tuesday, boosted by continued tensions in Venezuela and renewed tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

    Oil prices started the week lower during Monday’s Asian session as investors remained concerned that the increase in U.S. production would lead to a new supply glut.

    Asian shares struggled to find direction on Thursday afternoon as traders tried to make sense of the trade negotiations and the proposed U.S. tariffs that are concerning global leaders, business owners and investors.

    Speaking in Frankfurt on Wednesday, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reconfirmed that despite renewed confidence about the region’s inflation outlook.

    U.S. President Donald Trump is mulling the possibility of tariffs on up to $60 billion on 100 products of Chinese imports in the telecommunications and technology sectors.

    Oil prices were broadly lower during Tuesday’s Asian session as investors weighed concerns that increased U.S. production could keep inventories high and maintain pressure on prices.

    South Korean Finance Minister Kim Dong-yeon announced on Monday that “[South Korea] will make clear what our stance is […and] deploy all possible means to respond to U.S. steel tariffs measures and make an all-out effort.”

    Asian stock markets started the week higher on Monday morning after Friday’s strong U.S. jobs eased inflation fears and increased risk appetites.