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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 Bulls – Not Impressed by Fed Minutes

Dollar Bulls – Not Impressed by Fed Minutes Daily FX Market Roundup 08.17.16 U.S. dollar traders were not impressed by the July Federal Reserve meeting minutes. The greenback ended the day slightly lower than were it was before the minutes ...

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Fed Officials Talks Rate Hike, Investors Dump Dollars

Fed Officials Talks Rate Hike, Investors Dump Dollars Daily FX Market Roundup 08.16.16 Investors dumped U.S. dollars today, pushing the greenback lower against all of the major currencies. The buck lost approximately 1% of its value versus the yen, sterling, ...

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Why Selling GBP is Not One Way Trade

Why Selling GBP is Not One Way Trade Daily FX Market Roundup 08.15.16 In the month of August, the British pound has been the weakest currency and the trend continued today with sterling extending its losses to a 3-year low ...

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USD/JPY Continues to Struggle

Market Drivers August 15, 2016 Japanese GDP misses Market in tight ranges in lackluster trade Nikkei 0.00% Dax 0.27% Oil $44/bbl Gold $1345/oz. Europe and Asia: JPY GDP 0.0% vs. 0.2% North America: NAHB Housing Market 10:00 It’s be a ...

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GBP: BoE Meets, Rate Cut and QE?

GBP: BoE Meets, Rate Cut and QE? Daily FX Market Roundup 08.03.16 There are 2 major event risks this week – tomorrow’s Bank of England meeting and Friday’s U.S. non-farm payrolls report. Back in July, U.K. policymakers made their plans to ease ...

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Aussie, Yen Rally as Markets Challenge Policymakers

Market Drivers August 2, 2016 RBA cuts but Aussie rallies Abe stimulus fails to impress Nikkei -1.47% Dax -1.27% Oil $40/bbl Gold $1365/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Trade Balance -3.195B vs. -2B AUD RBA cuts 25bp GBP UK PMI Construction 45.9 vs. 42.4 North America: USD PCE Index 08:30 USD Personal Income/Spending 08:30 Moves ...

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Aussie, Yen – Poised for Big Moves in Asia

Aussie, Yen – Poised for Big Moves in Asia Daily FX Market Roundup 08.01.16 We’ve had a quiet start to a busy trading week for the currency market. The U.S. dollar moved higher against most major currencies despite a weaker than expected ISM manufacturing index and surprise drop in construction spending...

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Dollar Rebounds After Horrid Week

Market Drivers August 1, 2016 CNY PMI bit mixed but steady EZ PMI Manufacturing beats Nikkei 0.40% Dax 0.65% Oil $41/bbl Gold $1356/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY PMI 49.9 vs. 50.0 CNY Private PMI 50.6 vs. 48.7 EUR PMI Manufacturing 52 vs. 51.9 GBP UK PMI Manufacturing 48.2 vs. 49.1 North America: USD ISM Manufacturing 10:00 USD Construction Spending 10:00 Dollar rebounded somewhat on ...

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A Brutal Week for Dollar, Is 100 Next for USD/JPY?

A Brutal Week for Dollar, Is 100 Next for USD/JPY? Daily FX Market Roundup 07.29.16 This past week was a brutal one for the U.S. dollar. The greenback traded lower against all of the major currencies with particularly stinging losses experienced against...

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No Love for the Buck Post FOMC

Market Drivers July 28, 2016 Dollar down across the board post FOMC GE Employment improves Nikkei -0.69 Dax 0.05% Oil $42/bbl Gold $1349/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Export Prices 1.4% vs. 2.9% EUR GE Unemployment -7K vs. -2K North America: USD Weekly jobless claims 8:30 USD Trade in Goods 8:30 The ...

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