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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.

Risk Off Wrecks the Markets

Market Drivers March 22, 2017 USDJPY nears 111.00 Commdollars sell off sharply Nikkei -2.13% Dax -0.78% Oil $50/bbl Gold $1247/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR EU Current Account 24B vs. 31B eyed North America: USD Existing Home Sales 10:00 Risk off ...

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FX Steady – Macron in the Crosshairs

Market Drivers March 20, 2017 Pound clears 1.2400 G-20 fails to agree on free trade Nikkei closed Dax -0.32% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1232/oz. Europe and Asia: AU Westpac survey 111.9 vs 113.9 North America: CAD Wholesale Sales 8:30 It’s been ...

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GBP – On Brexit Watch This Week

GBP – On Brexit Watch This Week Daily FX Market Roundup 03.20.17 Who would have thought that when the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 25bp, the U.S. dollar would tank? But that was exactly what happened this past week ...

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Will US Consumer Prop Up the Buck?

Market Drivers March 17, 2017 Pound eyes 1.2400 EZ Trade data misses Nikkei -0.35% Dax -0.09% Oil $49/bbl Gold $1228/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR Trade Balance 20B vs. 24B eyed North America: USD Industrial Production 9:15 USD U of M ...

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FX Super Day is Here

Market Drivers March 15, 2017 Pound pops on news that Scottish referendum may not take place UK Labor data mixed Nikkei -0.16% Dax 0.24% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1202/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK Claimant Count 11K North America: USD Retail ...

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