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About Kathy Lien

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.

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Here are my most recent posts

Fiscal Gridlock Keeps Dollar Under Pressure

This is a crucial week in the financial markets and the losses in the dollar reflect the growing risk of a U.S. default.  We are now entering the third week of the U.S. government ...

Top 3 Themes in FX This Week

The top 3 themes for the Forex market this week are Syria, China and expectations for Fed tapering. Syria will dominate the headlines and currency flows as the U.S. Senate prepares ...

Dollar Plunges After Payrolls – Is Taper Off?

Disappointing jobs data drove the U.S. dollar sharply lower against all of the major currencies and based on the price action across the financial markets, investors no longer believe ...

3 Scenarios, How to Trade the FOMC Minutes

The minutes from the last FOMC meeting is scheduled for release today and FX traders are gearing up for a potentially big reaction in the forex markets.  Given our experience, we have ...

Potential Reaction to Bernanke

Over the next 48 hours, investors around the world will be transfixed on Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy.  Investors won’t have to wait ...

How Retail Sales Affects Bernanke’s Testimony

The surprise slowdown in U.S. retail sales forced the dollar to give up part of its gains this morning. Overnight the greenback enjoyed a nice rally but with consumer spending rising ...

Making Sense of Divergent Moves in FX and Equities

U.S. stocks performed extremely well today with the S&P 500 closing in on record highs and the NASDAQ hitting 12 year highs.  Unfortunately the strength of equities has not carried ...

EURO – Headed for 1.25? Outlook and Levels

The recent rally in the U.S. dollar has taken the greenback to fresh highs against many of the major currencies.  The euro and British pound are now trading within a cent of their ...

3 Things Traders Should Know About the Dollar Outlook

The U.S. dollar performed extremely well this week as investors and traders around the world continue to position for a change in monetary policy. A little more than a week ago, Federal ...

Should the Dollar be Worried about Fed Comments?

Should the Dollar be Worried about Fed Comments? The U.S. dollar either held steady or traded higher against all of the major currencies today with the exception of the euro, which ...