Meet Kathy Lien

Kathy Lien

“The focus will be back on trade”

Kathy Lien (who is she) The first episode of: the woman in trading features the ever-vibrant Kathy Lien. I mean I wasn’t going to talk about “the woman in trading” without spiting the name: “Kathy Lien”. For starters, Kathy is a “Trader First, Analyst Second.” Born 1980, currently.. age 42 years.

Having graduated New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Kathy also: received a BS degree in finance and economics from New York University’s Stern School of Business. Prior to which she attended Mary Baldwin University in Staunton, for one year—with a specific focus on currencies. Kathy immediately started working on Wall Street.


Firstly, she worked at JPMorgan Chase, making markets on the interbank foreign exchange (FX) trading desk. Later, she joined JPMorgan’s cross-markets proprietary trading group, where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures.

In addition, 2003, Kathy Lien joined FXCM and started, a leading online foreign-exchange research portal. Hold up, reading this out-loud I had no idea she started that.. Woah! she did?


As chief strategist, Kathy managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign-exchange market. However, in 2008, Kathy joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as director of currency research. In addition, she provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign-exchange analysis team.

Finally, Kathy Lien is Managing Director of FX Strategy for BK Asset Management and Co-Founder of As an expert in global currencies, Kathy is often quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, MarketWatch, Associated Press, and other leading news publications. She also appears regularly on CNBC and Sky Business.

Kathy Lien Books

Beginner – Little Book of Currency Trading

Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People are Beating Wall Street at its Own Game

Intermediate – Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market (second edition)

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