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Kathy Lien



  • Expert on G20 Currencies
  • Worked on Interbank Trading Desk at JPMorgan Chase
  • Author of Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market

About Kathy

Kathy Lien is co-founder of BKForex LLC. Having graduated New York University's Stern School of Business at the age of 18, she immediately started working on Wall Street. This early start helped her obtain more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on G20 currencies. Ms. Lien's 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, she joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign exchange research portal. As chief strategist, Ms. Lien managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market. In 2008, she 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, Ms. Lien 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. Ms. Lien 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.

Kathy's Articles

Oil prices soared above $100 a barrel, driving equities and currencies sharply lower, states Kathy Lein of BKForex.com.
The US dollar traded lower against all of the major currencies on Wednesday despite hawkish FOMC minutes and good US data, states Kathy Lein of BKForex.com.
What should have been a quiet start to a busy trading week turned out to be a volatile one, says Kathy Lien of BKForex.com.
For currency traders, the action heats up in the next 24 hours with the European Central Bank and Bank of England monetary policy announcements on Thursday followed by US and Canadian employment reports on Friday, says Kathy Lien of BKForex.com.

Kathy's Videos

Are you ready to unlock the secrets of successful trading in the gold and forex markets? Whether you're a seasoned trader looking to refine your skills or a beginner seeking a solid foundation, join Kathy Lien for an insightful presentation designed to empower you with valuable tips, tricks, and strategies to navigate these dynamic markets effectively. Expect to learn what really moves these markets, and uncover key principles, risk management strategies, and insider tips that will enable you to identify trades with precision and confidence.

Kathy Lien, Queen of Macro FX Trading, will share with you her secrets for fusing fundamentals with technicals to identify highly accurate forex trades. In this short and intensive trading session she will walk through her 3-step process, how to look for the most important fundamentals drivers, and her favorite swing trading strategies.

Learn how to turn technical indicators into trading strategies with Kathy Lien, one of the world's most respected forex experts. She will teach you how to properly profile the forex market, the right trading strategies to use, how to amplify the accuracy of your technical indicators, and how to use hedge-fund techniques to put together a logical trading plan. This session will be jam-packed with actionable information garnered from her nearly two-decade experience as a professional forex trader.

Kathy Lien discusses strategies on trading forex by combining fundamental analysis and technical analysis and why she prefers a top-down trading approach.

Kathy's Books

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Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves

Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market gives forex traders the strategies and skills they need to approach this highly competitive arena on an equal footing with major institutions. Now in it's third edition, this invaluable guide provides the latest statistics, data, and analysis of recent events, giving you the most up-to-date picture of the st
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The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits in the World of Forex

The Little Book of Currency Trading will show you how to effectively invest and trade in today's biggest market. Page by page, she describes the multitude of opportunities possible in the forex market, from short-term price swings to long-term trends, and details practical products that can help you achieve success, such as currency-based ETFs.