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Ilya Spivak

Head Strategist, APAC


Fundamental analysis, economic and market themes.

At DailyFX Since: 2008

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.”

Recent tweets

IlyaSpivak Sep 23, 2022
Talking #Yen intervention, the outlook for the #Dollar after #FOMC and going out on a bit of a limb looking at #crudeoil as Russia mobilizes amid Ukraine counter-offensive, with ⁦@NadineBlayney⁩ on ⁦@ausbiztv⁩
IlyaSpivak Sep 22, 2022
Here's the #SNB policy statement just moments ago - #CHF is not liking it, rate hike & positive nominal rate notwithstanding #SwissFranc
IlyaSpivak Sep 22, 2022
@nickcawley1 @DailyFXTeam Yes indeed - Vice FinMin Kanda has confirmed
IlyaSpivak Sep 22, 2022
Well well... #Japan Vice FinMin for Int'l Affairs Masato Kanda says the government says the gov't took "bold action" to intervene in the FX markets to prop up the #yen #USDJPY has erased post- #BOJ gains and is trading to session lows
2022-09-22 08:22:13
IlyaSpivak Sep 22, 2022
Breaking down everything post- #FOMC and talking next steps, including scope for further #dollar gains with @victorJ0NES and @CVecchioFX -
IlyaSpivak Sep 22, 2022
@nickcawley1 @DailyFXTeam Much appreciated good sir
Sep 27, 2022