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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.

Dollar Sees A Mild Bid

Market Drivers February 9, 2017 Cable bursts higher RBA’s Lowe does not jawbone Nikkei -0.53% Dax 0.21% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1243/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD NAB Business Confidence 5 vs. 6 North America: USD Weekly jobless claims 8:30 It’s been ...

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FX Treads Water – Can Kiwi Pop?

Market Drivers February 8, 2017 JGBs hit their highest yields FX pairs steady Nikkei 0.51% Dax 0.14% Oil $51/bbl Gold $1237/oz. Europe and Asia: No Data North America: CAD Housing Starts 8:15 NZD Cash Rate 3:00 It’s been an extraordinarily ...

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The Buck Bounces Back

Market Drivers February 7, 2017 RBA keeps rates on hold GE IP plunges Nikkei -0.35% Dax 0.27% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1231/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD RBA rate 1.5% EUR GE Industrial Production -3.0% vs. 0.2% GBP UK Halifax HPI -0.9% ...

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Prior to NFPs Yen Gets a Workout

Market Drivers February 3, 2017 Yen gets a work out as BOJ buys all the 5-10s UK PMI Services misses Nikkei 0.02% Dax 0.27% Oil $54/bbl Gold $1214/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK Services PMI 54.5 vs. 56.2 EUR Final ...

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Dollar Bulls Banking on Good Payrolls

Dollar Bulls Banking on Good Payrolls Daily FX Market Roundup 02.02.17 The price action in the forex market today tells us that dollar bulls are banking on a good non-farm payrolls report on Friday. The greenback, which traded as low ...

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Dollar Takes A Pounding

Market Drivers February 2, 2017 Post FOMC – Dollar starts to weaken BOE on tap Nikkei -1.22% Dax -0.45% Oil $54/bbl Gold $1212/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Building Approvals -1.2% vs. -2.0% GBP UK Construction PMI 52.2 vs.53.8 EUR EZ ...

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