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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.

The Dollar’s Counterintuitive Price Action

The Dollar’s Counterintuitive Price Action Daily FX Market Roundup 02.16.17 The U.S. dollar continued to fall despite another round of better than expected U.S. data. This counterintuitive price action has many investors confused but the greenback is clearly taking its ...

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Dollar U Turns After Data, Here’s Why

Dollar U Turns After Data, Here’s Why Daily FX Market Roundup 02.15.17 The U.S. dollar ended the day unchanged to lower against all of the major currencies. For many, this performance is surprising considering the strength of the latest U.S. ...

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Will Retail Sales Prove Yellen Right?

Market Drivers February 15, 2017 UK Labor data misses on wages USDJPY Stalls at 114.50 Nikkei 1.03% Dax 0.41% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1227/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK Avg. Earning 2.6% vs. 2.8% GBP UK Unemployment 4.8% vs. 4.8% North ...

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Dollar Pops on Yellen, March Hike Still in Play

Dollar Pops on Yellen, March Hike Still in Play Daily FX Market Roundup 02.14.17 The U.S. dollar traded higher against all of the major currencies today after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said, “waiting too long to tighten would be unwise,” ...

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Yellen on Deck – Will the Dollar be a Wreck?

Market Drivers February 14, 2017 UK Inflation runs cold ZEW misses Nikkei -1.13% Dax -0.02% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1230/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK CPI 1.8% vs. 1.9% EUR Flash GDP 0.4% vs. 0.5% EUR ZEW 10.4 vs. 15 North ...

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USDJPY Grinds Higher But 114.00 Caps

Market Drivers February 13, 2017 Japanese GDP misses on headline USDJPY takes out 114.00 Nikkei 0.41% Dax 0.49% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1231/oz. Europe and Asia: JPY GDP 0.2% vs. 0.3% North America: No data USDJPY bolted out of the gate ...

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Will Yellen Help or Hurt the Dollar?

Will Yellen Help or Hurt the Dollar? Daily FX Market Roundup 02.10.17 After nearly a month of losses, the U.S. dollar ended the week steady to higher against all of the major currencies. U.S. data was mostly better with the ...

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