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John Kicklighter

Chief Strategist

Expertise: Fundamental analysis and market themes.

At DailyFX Since: 2004

Trading Style

  • Analytical Profile: Technical and Fundamental
  • Time Frame: Medium-Term (2 Days to 2 Weeks)
  • Type: Swing

Can we guess your trading personality?


  • Started trading in options in 2000 and expanded to FX in 2002
  • Has worked with DailyFX since attending college in 2004 starting with an internship
  • Has spoken at numerous trader expos and conferences over the years


  • Bachelor’s degree cum laude in in Finance and Investment degree the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College in New York City

Most Important Trading Lesson Learned

“We spend so much time focusing on our ‘edge’ and eventually we move on to work in risk and positioning management. Over so many years, though, I find that the most important progress I’ve made was through working on my own behavior or psychology. A sound analysis to establish probabilities is straightforward, but our perspective and interpretations are rarely so clear cut.“

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JohnKicklighter Oct 22, 2020
Next week, Thursday will offer up the US 3Q GDP, ECB rate decision and a run of FAANG earnings (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google) and BOJ rate decision
JohnKicklighter Oct 21, 2020
Oh look at that, stimulus hopes are off again. The market is definitely growing apathetic towards a follow up stimulus. The issue though is that status quo translates into greater risk of stalled economic recovery and possibly even return to recession
JohnKicklighter Oct 21, 2020
JohnKicklighter Oct 21, 2020
An ugly start to the day from $NFLX after its disappointing EPS last night. Before Robinhood stopped sharing its leaderboard, it was #30 of the most popular stocks being held. $TSLA who reports after close today was #8...
2020-10-21 14:23:17
JohnKicklighter Oct 21, 2020
Retail FX traders (at IG) have built up their largest aggregate short in a few years. The net short position suggest there is greater expectation around the range:
2020-10-21 13:23:25
JohnKicklighter Oct 21, 2020
The artificial deadline for a US stimulus compromise to be met for relief before Nov 3rd has passed, but the $SPX hasn't collapsed in response. This theme can still move the market as surely as elections keep it unnerved. What to watch ahead?
2020-10-21 03:15:00
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