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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.

Data Clips Cable and Aussie

Market Drivers April 03, 2017 Aussie Retail Sales miss UK Manufacturing PMI misses Nikkei 0.39% Dax 0.34% Oil $50/bbl Gold $1248/oz. Europe and Asia: AUD Retail Sales -0.1% vs. 0.3% GBP UK Manufacturing PMI 54.2 vs. 55.1 EUR EU PPI ...

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Will USD Q1 Weakness Spillover to Q2?

Will USD Q1 Weakness Spillover to Q2? Daily FX Market Roundup 03.31.17 The first quarter has come to an end and it was a tough one for the U.S. dollar. Even a rate hike by the Federal Reserve failed to ...

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Will US Data Validate the Dollar Rally?

Market Drivers March 31, 2017 UK GDP Misses USDJPY can’t hold 112.00 Nikkei -0.73% Dax -0.12% Oil $50/bbl Gold $1242/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR Unemployment Change -30K vs. -12K GBP UK GDP 1.9% vs. 2.0% North America: USD PI/PS 8:30 ...

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Market Drivers March 30, 2017 Dollar Better Bid EZ Sentiment dips Nikkei -0.80% Dax 0.11% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1249/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR EZ Business and Consumer Survey 107.9 vs. 108.3 North America: USD GDP 8:30 USD Weekly Jobless 8:30 ...

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Ahead of Brexit Cable Dives but Then Recovers

Market Drivers March 29, 2017 Cable plunges in Asia but rebounds UK Mortgage Approvals dip Nikkei 0.08% Dax 0.48% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1252/oz. Europe and Asia: GBP UK Mortage Approvals 68.3K vs. 69.6K GBP Consumer Credit 1.44B vs. 1.3B North ...

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GBP: Trading Article 50 Brexit Trigger & Dollar Turn

GBP: Trading Article 50 Brexit Trigger & Dollar Turn Daily FX Market Roundup 03.28.17 Will tomorrow’s Brexit Article 50 trigger be much ado about nothing for the British pound? Judging from the recent price action of sterling, many FX traders ...

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FX at Standstill – Risk Rebounds

Market Drivers March 28, 2017 FX treads water Aussie weakens to 7600 Nikkei 1.14% Dax 0.61% Oil $48/bbl Gold $1252/oz. Europe and Asia: No Data North America: USD Trade Goods 8:30 USD Consumer Confidence 10:00 After yesterday’s sharp risk-off selloff ...

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Dollar Tumbles as Trump Failure Hits Hard

Market Drivers March 27, 2017 USDJPY nears 110.00 support IFO Beats Nikkei -1.44% Dax -0.69% Oil $47/bbl Gold $1257/oz. Europe and Asia: EUR IFO 112.3 vs. 111 North America: No Data The dollar tumbled across the board at the start ...

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