Fawad Razaqzada

Fawad Razaqzada

Fawad Razaqzada

Market Analyst

Expertise: Macroeconomics, Technical Analysis, Price Action, Trade Education

Trading Style: Swing


• 12+ years trading and analysis experience covering the forex, indices, commodities and cryptos

• Hundreds of educational webinars, live sessions and videos, and countless written content

• In my analysis, I also provide trade insights and trading education

• Regularly quoted in major financial publications, such as Reuters, MarketWatch and Bloomberg

• Voted to be among the top 10 most read contributors and helped FOREX.com become winners of best sell-side analysis contributor at FX Street Best Awards on several occasions.

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Crude oil outlook remains positive despite reduced war risk

Crude oil demand outlook will come into a sharp focus this week with the release of the global manufacturing PMI data, US GDP and the Fed’s preferred measure of inflation this week. Still, Middle East tensions remain the key driver of short-term price action. Meanwhile, WTI technical analysis suggests the longer-term trend is still bullish.


USD/JPY analysis: Currency Pair of the Week - April 22, 2024

US GDP, Core PCE and BoJ policy are among the risk events this week for the USD/JPY currency pair, as the focus turns to sticky inflation and elevated interest rates narrative from Middle East concerns for now. USD/JPY technical analysis point to a potential rally above 155.00.


Gold outlook: Metal continues to defy gravity, but how long?

Gold outlook remains steady, for now, even as Iran has downplayed the impact of Israel strikes. The focus turns to sticky inflation and elevated interest rates narrative, as overbought gold hardly shows any signs of a bearish reversal yet.

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April 20, 2024 10:00 PM

US dollar analysis: EUR/USD and USD/JPY remain in sharp focus - Forex Friday

US dollar analysis: Focus turns to sticky inflation and elevated interest rates narrative as markets regain their poise – for now – as Iran downplays the impact of Israel's strikes. The EUR/USD and USD/JPY will be in sharp focus with global PMIs and BoJ policy among other risk events coming up next week.


S&P 500 analysis: Will the recovery hold as focus turns to tech earnings?

S&P analysis: As markets have started Q2 poorly, amid interest rate uncertainty and raised geopolitical risks, investors are relying on earnings to provide boost, starting with Netflix today. S&P 500 technical analysis suggests more losses could be on the way, with 5,000 on the bears' radars.

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April 19, 2024 02:46 AM
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Crude oil analysis: WTI drops amid demand concerns

Middle East concerns should keep the downside limited for crude oil, after prices slid 3% as demand concerns intensified on weaker Chinese industrial data and amid the prospects of higher interest rates for longer. WTI technical analysis suggests the longer-term trend remains bullish, with the first short-term support level to watch coming in around $82 area.


DAX outlook remains unfavourable despite support from earnings

Earnings have helped to lift the mood so far in today's session, but risk appetite could be limited amid ongoing geopolitical risks and uncertainty over interest rates outlook. DAX technical analysis shows the German index is still residing in a bearish channel, despite the bounce.

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Nasdaq 100, S&P 500 and DAX analysis: Technical Tuesday - April 16, 2024

The S&P 500 extends losses to third week amid raised geopolitical risks and rising bond yields. Concerns over the escalation of the situation in the Middle East is at the forefront of investors’ minds. The situation remains volatile with Israel seeking revenge for Iran’s retaliatory attacks on Saturday.

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EUR/USD analysis: Focus turns to Powell as geopolitical uncertainty lingers

German ZEW survey improves for 9th consecutive month to provide the euro some much-needed support. But the US dollar is likely to remain supported on dips and this should prevent rates from rising significantly. EUR/USD technical analysis point to an oversold bounce, but the trend remains bearish

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April 16, 2024 10:00 PM

Gold analysis: Balancing geopolitical risks and rising dollar, yields

Gold investors face key dilemma as rising geopolitical risks could keep gold supported on dips, but even higher yields continue to increase the opportunity cost of holding gold. Gold technical analysis point to overbought conditions, so a bit of short-term weakness should not come as surprise.

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April 16, 2024 12:00 AM
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GBP/USD outlook: Currency Pair of the Week – April 15, 2024

The GBP/USD could be impacted significantly by UK CPI data this week. For now, markets are calm as Iran tensions have eased, but the situation remains volatile, likely to keep risk appetite low. The GBP/USD outlook is bearish as US dollar is likely to remain supported on any short-term dips.