John Kicklighter

Chief Currency Strategist

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.



Video: Does US and UK GDP Next Week Promise Volatility or Trend?

We continue to see flashes of volatility as 2017 matures, but trends from the major assets or through the critical financial themes still elude us.

Global Trade Policy Will Supplant Monetary Policy, Catalyze Risk Trends

On Friday, Donald Trump was sworn in as the next President of the United States; and he brings with him anticipation of policy that will significantly curb global trade.

What Matters More for Bitcoin Trading: Technicals, Fundamentals, Structural Role?

Though we are less than three full weeks into 2017, we have already experienced a considerable amount of volatility around the financial market.

Dollar’s Trump and Pound’s Brexit Volatility Settle, Keep An Eye on S&P 500

The FX market has displayed a remarkable level of volatility this past week, but it the seas are settling into the close of the week.

Dollar Recovers with CPI Jump, Risk Pressure Builds and ECB on Deck

Volatility continues to churn for the FX market. This past session, the Dollar took the honor of the most market-moving, major currency from the British Pound.

Video: Scenario Analysis to China GDP, the ECB and Risk Trends

Trading is a game of probabilities. Yet, too often traders approach with an unrealistic sense of certainty.

Expect GBP/USD Volatility to Stick with UK Jobs and US CPI on Tap

The GBP/USD combined two of the most remarkable moves in the entire financial system this past session.

Video: Accounting for Trump and Global Trade Risks in FX Trading

The incoming US President has proven arguably the most productive drivers for the US Dollar since the outcome of the US election in early November.

Video: A Cheaper Currency Isn’t a Guarantee Leverage for Stocks

With the Pound under intense pressure these past months - and generally since the Brexit vote last June - the local FTSE 100 equity index has enjoyed a significant tail wind.

GBP/USD Posts Second Largest Gap on Record, Liquidity Recharging

For much of the global market, the extended US holiday weekend was a curb to both volatility and trend Monday.

Forecast - Brexit, ECB, China GDP and Other Major Themes

The coming week is facing a range of high profile event risk that can do more than generate severe bouts of volatility.

VIX, General Volatility and Positioning Still Show Glaring Risk

Most measures of volatility remain exceptionally low. However, there complacency is starting to thaw around the edges of the financial system.

Volatility, China GDP, ECB to Test Dollar and Equity Strength

We are heading into the third week of the new trading year, and cracks are starting to appear in the market's veneer of serene optimism.

Trading Video: Fed Rate Speculation Warms, Doesn’t Revive Dollar

The Dollar is still struggling to find its footing following the slide after the President-elect's press conference failed to deliver the growth and interest rate support the past month's speculative ...

Dollar Faces Reversal Risk After Trump Presser, What About SPX?

The joint rally between the US Dollar and general risk trends (paced by benchmarks like the S&P 500) has found another crack in its complacency-smoothed veneer.

US Dollar Falls Following Trump Press Conference

The US Dollar index fell a little over 1.5 percent from Wednesday highs today following President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference since July

Fundamental Winds like Risk Trends and Rates Shift but Don’t Die

'The Dollar isn't a safe haven anymore.' This is a statement that comes up rather often in market conversations nowadays.

USD/CAD Conspicuously Lags Oil, Dollar Looks for Trump Policy

The top scheduled event risk this past session once again fell short of the mark for major market movement this past session.

Dollar Finds Little NFPs Afterglow, Pound and Oil Suffer Sharp Declines

The new week has started with key global financial themes generating different levels of influence on the markets.

Choose Your Volatility Wisely - Less Yuan and More Pound

Dissuading traders from chasing volatility is an uphill battle. Over time, some will realize just how much risk such an appetite will add to their trading.