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John Kicklighter

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Expertise: Fundamental analysis and market themes.

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.

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JohnKicklighter Dec 10, 2019
My trading video for today: '$VIX Surges Despite S&P 500 Balance, Keep Close Track of $AUDUSD' https://www.dailyfx.com/forex/video/daily_news_report/2019/12/10/VIX-Surges-Despite-SP-500-Balance-Keep-Close-Track-of-AUDUSD.html?ref-author=Kicklighter?CHID=9&QPID=917719
JohnKicklighter Dec 9, 2019
...and despite the surge in volatility last week (over 55% jump from the Nov 26 low to Dec 3 high), the net speculative short futures position barely budged https://t.co/or2EZnslUc
2019-12-09 22:44:38
JohnKicklighter Dec 9, 2019
The $VIX went through a wild ride this past session. Looks like there is far more uncertainty under the surface than what the SPX itself is showing https://t.co/zDiCZMc12q
2019-12-09 22:38:28
JohnKicklighter Dec 9, 2019
Poll: Volatility levels are exceptionally low across the financial system and activity is mean reverting. Also worth noting volatility and risk assets (like the Dow) move inversely to each other. When do you think volatility will 'normalize' (likely explode, then settle higher)?
JohnKicklighter Dec 9, 2019
I'm keeping this visual marker of the US-China December 15 deadline for the former increasing the tariff list on the latter if no deal is struck. $USDCNH https://t.co/ryK4BeXyCI
2019-12-09 19:07:00
JohnKicklighter Dec 9, 2019
My fears of that impending December 15th tariff escalation are not soothed... https://t.co/3RLJx3mWDz
Dec 10, 2019
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