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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.

Will FOMC Help or Hurt the Dollar?

Will FOMC Help or Hurt the Dollar? Daily FX Market Roundup 07.26.16 Taking a look at the day to day change in the U.S. dollar, it may seem that there was very little consistency in the performance of the greenback ahead of Wednesday’s...

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USD/JPY Crumbles on Puny Stimulus Projections

Market Drivers July 26, 2016 USDJPY sinks 2 big figures on disappointment of stimulus Cable bounces off lows Nikkei -1.60% Dax 0.14% Oil $42/bbl Gold $1329/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK BBA Loans 40B vs. 38B North America: USD PMI Services 9:45 USD Consumer Confidence 10:00 USD New Home Sales 10:00 USDJPY dropped nearly two big figures in a ...

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Monday Profit Taking Drives Dollar, Stocks Lower

Monday Profit Taking Drives Dollar, Stocks Lower Daily FX Market Roundup 07.25.16 It was a quiet day in the foreign exchange market with the U.S. dollar trading lower against most major currencies. The only piece of U.S. data on the calendar was the Dallas Fed manufacturing index and the stronger than expected outcome failed ...

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EURO Update – Our Main Takeaways from ECB

EURO Update – Our Main Takeaways from ECB Daily FX Market Roundup 07.21.16 The primary focus today for FX traders was the European Central Bank’s monetary policy announcement and unfortunately the ECB failed to impress. The decision to leave asset purchases and interest rates unchanged was widely anticipated ...

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Will EURO Finally Crack 1.10 on ECB?

Will EURO Finally Crack 1.10 on ECB? Daily FX Market Roundup 07.20.16 For the past 24 hours EUR/USD has been flirting with 1.10. The currency pair traded above and below this key level but so far there hasn’t been a meaningful break. Traders are clearly waiting for Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and are ...

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Aussie Tumbles as August Meeting Turns “Live”

Market Drivers July 19, 2016 RBA Minutes suggest dovish bias UK CPI hotter Nikkei 1.31% Dax -1.16% Oil $45/bbl Gold $1333/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD RBA Minutes suggest possible cut GBP UK CPI 0.5% vs. 0.3% EUR GE ZEW -6.8 vs. 9.0 North America: USD Building Permits/Housing Starts 8:30 Both the Aussie and the kiwi were markedly...

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A Good Day for Stocks, A Good Day for Currencies

A Good Day for Stocks, A Good Day for Currencies Daily FX Market Roundup 07.18.16 Many currency pairs traded higher today thanks to the overall strength in U.S. stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hovered near record levels as central banks gear up to increase stimulus...

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