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Ms. Kathy Lien is Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management and Co-Founder of BKForex.com. Having graduated New York University's Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Kathy has more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on currencies. Her career started at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange and later in the cross markets proprietary trading group where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures. In 2003, Kathy joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign exchange research portal. As Chief Strategist, she managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market. In 2008, Kathy joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as Director of Currency Research where she provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team. As an expert on G20 currencies, Kathy is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Associated Press, AAP, UK Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and other leading news publications. She also appears regularly on CNBC – US, Asia and Europe and on Sky Business. Kathy is an internationally published author of the best selling book Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market as well as The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Beat Wall Street at its Own Game – all published through Wiley. Kathy’s extensive experience in developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis and her edge in predicting economic surprises serve key components of BK’s analytic techniques.

Should FX Traders Worry About NFP?

Daily FX Market Roundup 05.04.17 Investors sold U.S. dollars ahead of Friday’s non-farm payrolls report and even the passing of the Health Care bill in the house failed to help the dollar. Job growth is …

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USDJPY Stalls Ahead of 113.00

Market Drivers May 4, 2017 UK data beats but cable flat AU Trade surplus misses a bit Nikkei holiday Dax 0.65% Oil $47/bbl Gold $1235/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD AU Trade Balance 3.11B vs. 3.33B …

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Is USDJPY Trading on a Wing and Prayer?

Market Drivers May 3, 2017 Brexit Bill may be 100B GE Employment beats Nikkei holiday Dax -0.13% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1255/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR GE Unemployment -15K vs. -12K GBP UK PMI Construction 53.1 …

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Can the Dollar Rally Continue?

Market Drivers May 1, 2017 US reaches budget deal Chinese PMI data misses Nikkei 0.59% Dax closed Oil $49/bbl Gold $1264/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY PMI Manufacturing 51.2 vs. 51.6 CNY PMU Non Manufcaturing 54 …

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Behind the EURO and USDJPY Breakouts

Behind the EURO and USDJPY Breakouts Daily FX Market Roundup 04.20.17 The two most actively traded currency pairs – the EUR/USD and USD/JPY broke above important resistance levels on Thursday. USD/JPY had been holding above …

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