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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.

What Brexit? – UK GDP Beats But Pound Sinks

Market Drivers October 27, 2016 UK GDP beats handily Kuroda any attempt to weaken JPY is intervention Nikkei -0.32% Dax -0.35% Oil $49/bbl Gold $1269/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Export Prices 3.5% vs. 2.0 GBP UK GDP 0.5% vs. 0.3% ...

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AU CPI Signals no Rate Cuts from RBA

Market Drivers October 26, 2016 AU CPI runs hotter Dollar drops across the board Nikkei 0.15% Dax -1.08% Oil $49/bbl Gold $1274/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD 1.3% vs. 1.1% EUR GE Import Prices -1.8% vs. -1.9% North America: USD Goods ...

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AU CPI Signals no Rate Cuts from RBA

Market Drivers October 26, 2016 AU CPI runs hotter Dollar drops across the board Nikkei 0.15% Dax -1.08% Oil $49/bbl Gold $1274/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD 1.3% vs. 1.1% EUR GE Import Prices -1.8% vs. -1.9% North America: USD Goods ...

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FX Volatility Picks Up, but Stories Remain the Same

FX Volatility Picks Up, but Stories Remain the Same Daily FX Market Roundup 10.25.16 After days of consolidation we have finally seen a pickup in volatility in the forex market. Sterling dropped to a 2-week low before reversing sharply to ...

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IFO Beats – Can Euro Recover?

Market Drivers October 25, 2016 IFO Beats forecasts Volatility at lowest level of the year Nikkei 0.76% Dax 0.50% Oil $51/bbl Gold $1270/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR IFO 110.5 vs. 109.5 North America: USD House Price Index 8:30 The euro ...

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How Monetary Policy, Not Data is Driving Currencies

How Monetary Policy, Not Data is Driving Currencies Daily FX Market Roundup 10.24.16 Over the past few weeks a number of currencies hit multi-month lows against the U.S. dollar. The euro, Swiss franc and Canadian dollars for example dropped to ...

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Upbeat PMIs Drive Euro Higher

Market Drivers October 24, 2016 EZ PMI beat across the board UK CBI -17 vs. -4 Nikkei 0.29% Dax 0.78% Oil $50/bbl Gold $1266/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR PMI 53.7 vs. 52.8 GBP UK CBI Industrial Trends North America: CAD ...

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Will US CPI Send the Dollar Lower?

Market Drivers October 18, 2016 UK CPI mixed but boosts cable Dollar weaker across the board Nikkei 0.38% Dax 1.09% Oil $50/bbl Gold $1263/oz. Europe and Asia: NZD CPI 0.2% vs. 0.0% CNY New Loans 12B vs 10B GBP UK ...

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Forex: 5 Things to Watch This Week

Forex: 5 Things to Watch This Week Daily FX Market Roundup 10.17.16 It was a quiet start to a busy week in the foreign exchange market. The U.S. dollar traded lower against most of the major currencies on the back ...

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