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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

Stronger U.S. Data Keeps Dollar Bid

Better than expected economic data helped the U.S. dollar recover part of its earlier losses at the start of the North American trading session.  The greenback had initially traded ...

Major Turning Point for the Dollar

The price action in the U.S. dollar today confirms that yesterday’s Federal Reserve meeting marked a major turning point for the greenback. The dollar continued to rip higher ...

Did the Fed Carve a Bottom for the Dollar?

The U.S. dollar soared against all of the major currencies after the Federal Reserve effectively green lighted a rally for the dollar by growing more optimistic about the outlook for ...

Dollar Strengthens, Stocks Soar as Traders Position for FOMC

Today we saw how much of a difference a few hours can make with the dollar recovering earlier losses to end the North American session higher against most of the major currencies. With ...

Are US Investors in Denial?

It was another busy and active day in the foreign exchange market with the U.S. dollar trading lower against all of the major currencies.  Most of the action was in the Japanese Yen ...

Global Ramifications of BoJ decision to Deny Japan

The Bank of Japan’s decision last night to deny Japan of additional stimulus triggered a wave of deleveraging that has driven currency and equities sharply lower. Today is perfect ...

Selling Yen – Best Trade of 2013 Over?

Selling the Japanese Yen was one of the most popular trades of 2013.  At the beginning of the year, everyone from leading economists to fund managers who don’t normally dabble ...

Dollar Snaps Back After Payrolls

Based on the price action in the FX market, investors are relieved to see an increase in job growth.  Even though the unemployment rate ticked higher and wage growth stagnated, non-farm ...

Will Non-Farm Payrolls Save or Kill the Dollar?

The big story today in the financial markets was the sell-off in the U.S. dollar.  The greenback fell quickly and aggressively against all of the major currencies right around the ...

EUR Prime for a Breakout on ECB

The euro is prime for a breakout.  Unlike other major currency pairs, EUR/USD traded in a relatively tight range throughout the European and North American sessions.  On a technical ...