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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

US Dollar Succumbs to Further Deleveraging

The sell-off in the U.S. dollar today can be best described as another case of deleveraging.  The greenback fell aggressively after U.S. economic data surprised to the downside, giving ...

Cross Road for USD and US Stocks

We are currently at a cross road for the U.S. dollar and U.S. stocks. The S&P 500 dropped 1.4% today and the Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced its largest one-day slide in ...

Daily FX Market Roundup 05-28-13

EUR Succumbs to Rise in U.S. Yields Demand for U.S. dollars kept pressure on the euro and all major currencies throughout the North American session. Between the recovery in U.S. stocks ...

Number One Threat to Dollar Rally This Week

Strap on your seatbelts because it is going to be another active and busy week in the foreign exchange market.  If you’ve watching the price action of currencies over the past ...

Dollar Rally (What the Skeptics are Saying)

We have made it clear that we like the U.S. dollar and think USD/JPY is headed for a break of 103 and the EUR/USD down to 1.28. However there are many skeptics out there who argue that ...

Will USD/JPY Break 100 This Week?

The U.S. dollar is trading higher against all of the major currencies this morning and the lack of U.S. data means some currencies are experiencing deep sell-offs and others shallow ...

Don’t Mess with the ECB

What a morning it has been in the forex market!  The euro shot above 1.32 after the European Central Bank’s rate decision but sold off aggressively when Mario Draghi said the ...

Don’t Expect Too Much from Ben’s Merry Band of Economists

FX Traders Shouldn’t Expect Much from FOMC The Federal Reserve’s 2 day monetary policy meeting comes to an end tomorrow with a decision at 2pm ET.  Leading up to the rate ...

Why EUR Refuses to Fall Despite Potential Rate Cut

The euro refuses to fall despite growing evidence that the Eurozone economy is in trouble.  According to the latest reports, consumer spending and consumer confidence weakened further ...

Forex Outlook – Action Packed Week Ahead

Strap on your seatbelts, we have an action packed week in the forex market ahead.  Key economic reports are expected from the U.S., Eurozone, China, U.K. and Australia. With so much ...