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Ilya Spivak

Head Strategist, APAC

Expertise: 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 Nov 26, 2020
Gold Price Drop May Continue as Fed Stimulus Bets Unravel - #XAUUSD #gold #Fed
2020-11-26 08:30:00
IlyaSpivak Nov 23, 2020
Gold is on the cusp of breaking range support set from August. Confirmation on a daily close looks like to set the stage for a drop below $1800/oz. #XAUUSD #gold
2020-11-23 19:11:06
IlyaSpivak Nov 23, 2020
US Dollar May Rise as FOMC Minutes Flag Fed Policy Standstill - #FOMC #Dollar #Fed
IlyaSpivak Nov 23, 2020
Yen and US Dollar May Bounce as PMI Data, Fed-Speak Spook Markets - #Fed #Yen #Dollar #PMI
IlyaSpivak Nov 23, 2020
Textbook 'risk on' price action at the weekly trading open so far. #JPY and #USD down, #AUD and #NZD up with #stocks
2020-11-23 00:55:17
Nov 28, 2020