Strategist, researcher, and writer


Baruch College


  • 13+ years of experience in forex analysis and writing
  • Written about forex trading strategies and analysis since 2005
  • Co-creator of an options trading course


Actively trading since he was a teenager, John Kicklighter's experience ranges from currencies, financial futures, commodities, stocks, and options on all these instruments for his accounts. John is an expert in the foreign-exchange market. He has more than 13 years of experience as a currency strategist, first with Forex Capital Markets (FXCM), and then with For over eight years, he has held the position of head of research at As a senior currency strategist and head of research at DailyFX, in New York City and San Francisco, John specializes in combining fundamental and technical charting analysis with money management.

John began writing about forex trading strategies and analysis in 2005. Since that time, he has written 100s of daily and weekly articles and reports forecasting economic trends, analyzing currencies, equity indices, and commodities. During 2009, he contributed to the Daily FX Real-time News Feed, a 24/6 stream feed of strategy and trading recommendations. You will see his work on DailyFX;; The Australian, Currency Matters series; Currency Trader Magazine; Investopedia; SFO Magazine; and many other places. His work for DailyFX is in syndication on Yahoo Finance, and his Investopedia writing reposts on Nasdaq.

John shares his knowledge through more than just his writing. He is the co-creator for a course on options trading for the FXCM Power Course branch. He develops interactive trading events and hosts numerous webinars, educating clients about trading in the international markets.


John earned his Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude in finance and investment at Baruch College.