John Kicklighter is a Senior Currency Strategist and head of DailyFX in New York City and San Francisco where he specializes in combining fundamental and technical analysis with money management. Actively trading since he was a teenager, his experience ranges from spot currency, financial futures, commodities, stocks and options on all these instruments for his personal accounts. He holds a Finance and Investment degree from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York City.
Posts by John Kicklighter:
Wed Mar 04 04:35:00 GMT 2015
- Dollar Holds its Range as Traders Look to SPX and NFPs as Loaded Catalysts
- Euro: Is There More Easing from a Well-Priced ECB Stimulus Program?
Wed Mar 04 02:57:00 GMT 2015
Today, we have PMIs, a BoC rate decision, Fed speakers, and the precursor to Friday's NFPs. There are likely opportunities in this mix, but the true potential rests with heavier themes a little further out. The ECB's
Wed Mar 04 02:13:00 GMT 2015
There is opportunity for the FX trader who factors in divergent monetary policy efforts amongst major central banks and projects their bearings. Yet, speculators should also recognize that there is systemic risk
Tue Mar 03 01:42:00 GMT 2015
Interest rate cuts don't seem to leverage the same intensity of rally that they have in the past.
Tue Mar 03 00:05:00 GMT 2015
Does crossing a high-profile 'round' figure a technical cue for strong follow through?
Sat Feb 28 01:48:00 GMT 2015
A hiccup of volatility this past week nudged the FX and capital markets. The depth of event risk ahead will spur much more.
Sat Feb 28 01:29:00 GMT 2015
The Dollar received a jolt of volatility this past week in a rally that followed the CPI inflation report, but the currency was unable to escape the bounds of a month-long range.
Sat Feb 28 01:14:00 GMT 2015
It is one of the most frequently posed questions amongst market participants nowadays: "when will the Fed trigger its first rate hike?"
Sat Feb 28 00:38:00 GMT 2015
The markets ended this past week with fine adjustments in anticipation of heavy event risk ahead.
Fri Feb 27 02:07:00 GMT 2015
The biggest move in the FX market this past session was a notable rally from the Dollar that finally drove EURUSD out of a month-long consolidation pattern. The Greenback's rally was universal, but breadth does
Fri Feb 27 01:06:00 GMT 2015
It is said that only the market can determine what is 'correct' and valuable. Given the positioning of the majority determines direction and momentum for price, there is truth to that belief
Thu Feb 26 02:51:00 GMT 2015
The S&P 500's climb is lacking luster even if it does scale new highs and the Dollar continues to work itself into a tighter space.
Wed Feb 25 22:48:00 GMT 2015
US equities and the VIX volatility index tend to move in a virtual mirror to each other.
Wed Feb 25 04:35:00 GMT 2015
Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen delivered her testimony before the Senate Banking Committee Tuesday and the content of her remarks seemed to reinforce a position the market has been acclimating to: that a rate hike is soon at hand
Wed Feb 25 02:17:00 GMT 2015
Cues for a policy-led break are dispersed widely over the coming weeks, so this market dynamic may not prove the spark for our next drive. In the meantime, if risk trends pick up the baton; a moderation move by the S&P 500 can spur
Wed Feb 25 00:27:00 GMT 2015
The 10-day rate of change on the USDollar is lowest we've seen in four months. While the medium-term view is still favorable, the short-term has wrung much of the premium out of the currency's primary catalyst
Tue Feb 24 03:33:00 GMT 2015
The specter of unified speculative appetite trends have not materialized in a meaningful way in some time.
Tue Feb 24 03:20:00 GMT 2015
The saying "I'd rather make money rather then be 'right'" is an enlightened adage for traders.
Sat Feb 21 05:34:00 GMT 2015
FX traders will focus on Europe, Fed rate expectations and risk trends in the coming week.
Sat Feb 21 05:24:00 GMT 2015
The Dollar is at risk of breaking its record string of monthly gains at the close of the coming week.