Busy next week for financial markets By Fawad Razaqzada | October 27, 2017 Another week is about to draw to a close and it has been a very good one for the U.S. dollar, which broke out against a number of currencies. EUR/USD ECB-driven weakness persists ahead of U.S. GDP By Fawad Razaqzada | October 27, 2017 The U.S. dollar will come under sharper focus this afternoon as market participants await the release of GDP. Dollar strengthens ahead of NFP By Fawad Razaqzada | October 5, 2017 In what would otherwise have been a quiet day ahead of a potentially volatile Friday, we saw the dollar index some sharp moves in three particular major currencies. Brent crude surges to best level since July 2015 By Fawad Razaqzada | September 25, 2017 Crude prices have surged higher today, lifting Brent oil to a new 2017 high. GBP/USD maintains post-BoE gains despite U.S. CPI uptick By Fawad Razaqzada | September 14, 2017 It has been quite a volatile day in the markets, with the pound taking center stage on the back of a hawkish Bank of England policy statement. Putin-inspired crude oil rally boosts Canadian dollar By Fawad Razaqzada | October 11, 2016 Crude oil prices surged higher in response to comments made by Russian President Vladimir Putin about a Russian-OPEC production cut.