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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.

Has USD/JPY Bottomed?

Has USD/JPY Bottomed? Daily FX Market Roundup 04.19.17 It says a lot when consistently softer economic data can’t bring down a currency. The U.S. dollar refuses to fall despite clear evidence of a slowdown in the recovery. We’ve seen consumer ...

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Mnuchin Helps Dollar to Find a Modest Bid

Market Drivers April 19, 2017 USDJPY rallies towards 109.00 on Mnuchin comments EZ CPI in line Nikkei 0.22% Dax 0.07% Oil $52/bbl Gold $1283/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Motor Vehicles EUR EZ CPI 1.5% vs. 1.5% North America: USD Biege ...

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GBP Jumps 2%, US Yields Hits 5 Month Lows

GBP Jumps 2%, US Yields Hits 5 Month Lows Daily FX Market Roundup 04.18.17 Trading kicked off with a bang after the Easter holidays thanks to U.K. Prime Minister May who shocked the markets by calling a snap election in ...

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Mystery PM Announcement Has Cable Under Pressure

Market Drivers April 18, 2017 RBA cast a dour note Cable takes out 1.2600 Nikkei 0.31% Dax -0.33% Oil $52/bbl Gold $1286/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD RBA Minutes North America: USD Building Permits 8:30 USD Housing Starts 8:30 USD Industrial ...

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USDJPY Feels Friday’s Pain

Market Drivers April 17, 2017 USDJPY continues to slide Chinese GDP beats Nikkei 0.11% Dax 0.45% Oil $52/bbl Gold $1291/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY GDP 6.9% vs. 6.8% CNY IP 7.6% vs. 6.2% North America: USD Empire Manufcaturing 8:30 USD ...

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European Currencies vs. Commodity Currencies

European Currencies vs. Commodity Currencies Daily FX Market Roundup 04.13.17 European currencies underperformed commodity currencies today as stronger data out of Asia sent the Australian and New Zealand dollars sharply higher. More than 60K jobs were created in the month ...

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Trump Jawboning Sends Dollar Crashing Lower

Trump Jawboning Sends Dollar Crashing Lower Daily FX Market Roundup 04.12.17 It was another day of headline driven volatility in the foreign exchange market with the U.S. dollar crashing on the back of President Trump’s comments. In an interview on ...

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Cable Retakes 1.2500 as UK Wages Grow

Market Drivers April 12, 2017 UK Wages rise USDJPY find support at 109.50 Nikkei -1.04% Dax 0.45% Oil $53/bbl Gold $1274/oz. Europe and Asia: CNY CPI 0.9% vs. 1.0% GBP UK Average Earnings 2.2% vs. 2.1% North America: CAD BOC ...

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