Kathy Lien

Kathy Lien is Managing Director and Founding Partner of BKForex. Having graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Ms. Kathy Lien 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 years of market research in predicting economic data surprises serve as key components of BK’s analytical techniques.

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    Find Equity Opportunities With Currency Moves

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    Forex: Wading Into The Currency Market

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    Get To Know The Major Central Banks

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    How To Trade Forex On News Releases

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    5 Steps To Becoming A Forex Trader

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    Currency Carry Trades 101

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    The Foreign Exchange Interbank Market

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    Using Currency Correlations To Your Advantage

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    Using Options Tools To Trade Foreign-Exchange Spot

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    Seasonal Trends In The Forex Market

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    Bond Spreads: A Leading Indicator For Forex

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    Mergers & Acquisitions: An Avenue For Profitable Trades

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