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Ilya Spivak

Former Head Strategist, APAC


Fundamental analysis, economic and market themes.

At DailyFX: 2008 - 2022

Trading Style

  • Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental
  • Time Frame: Long-Term (Over 2 Weeks)
  • Type: Position
Can we guess your trading personality?


  • Over 15 years of experience applying a global macro approach to trading currencies
  • Focused on market analysis and strategy since 2008 after 3 years across FX sales roles
  • Work is regularly cited in Reuters, Bloomberg and other top financial media outlets
  • Headlined trading conferences and expos in the US and across the Asia Pacific region


  • Dual BA degree cum laude in Economics and International Relations from the University of California, Davis

Most Important Trading Lesson Learned

“I come back time and again to this simple observation by Yra Harris: ‘If you’re right at the wrong time, you’re wrong.’ Its diligent application as a lens through which to view all market analysis and trading decisions has been a bedrock of my strategy for avoiding the common pitfalls that make profitability elusive for investors.”