Kathy Lien is an expert in global currencies, author and Managing Director of BK Asset Management.

All hail the Forex Queen!

Kathy Lien

For retail FX traders back in the day, Kathy Lien is like the Queen of Forex and definitely one of the OGs of FX.

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.

We still don’t think she gets enough credit for helping the retail FX industry explode in popularity back in the 2000s. 

Her trading books include the following:

  • The Little Book of Currency Trading
  • Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Swings
  • Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game
  • High Probability Trading Setups for the Currency Market E-Book


Kathy Lien graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business and began her career on Wall Street at age 18, with a specific focus on currencies.

She first 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 2003, Kathy joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign-exchange research portal. As chief strategist, Kathy managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market.

In 2007,  Kathy Lien and Boris Schlossberg co-founded BKForex Advisors LLC, which offered forex trading signals to paid subscribers. The firm’s discretionary strategy incorporates macro-economic views with technical analysis and takes short and medium-term positions in G20 currencies.

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.

In 2012, Kathy and Boris announced the launch of their Forex Managed Account Service, under the entity, BKForex LLC, a Commodity Trading Advisor registered with the National Futures Association and a boutique foreign exchange research and advisory firm.

Currently, Kathy serves as managing director of FX strategy at BK Asset Management in New York City. BK Asset Management is an arm of BKForex Advisors LLC