John Kicklighter

John Kicklighter

Chief Currency Strategist

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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Dollar Ends Week Steady and S&P 500 Strong, BoE Top Event Risk Ahead

Friday's charge for US equities was undoubtedly impressive. The final session's rally proved the best daily performance for the benchmark S&P 500 in a month.

Little to Gain but a Lot to Lose for Dollar, S&P 500 in NFPs

There are different aspects and implications in these April labor statistics from which the currency and capital markets will draw from. For the Dollar, the still-fledgling reversal depends heavily o...

Dollar Wavers After Export Boom and Before NFPs, Dow Nearly Has an Accident

At what point can we definitively say that the US equity indices have shifted to a full-fledged bear trend? The Dows threat to finally take out its 200-day moving average may certainly qualify.

Best Options for a Dollar Collapse: Always Have a Plan B

There is no absolutes when it comes to the markets, only probability. When we think in terms of potential, we evaluate a market and our approach far more thoroughly.

Dollar Holds Course Alongside Fed, Apple Buyback Another Whiff for Equities

The earnings season may not be at an end in the US, but its potential as a defining fundamental motivation for equities has passed.Wednesday offered the bulls the opportunity to recover.

What to Expect and What to Trade in the Fed Rate Decision

The Dollar has dug its heels in these past few weeks. In fact, the DXY Index has posted its strongest two-week rally since November 2016 - intensity that was necessary to clear the three months of on...

Dollar Recovery Gains Traction Ahead of FOMC, Will Apple Revive Shares?

We have closed out another month of uncertainty in 2018. April drew to a close with a loss for US equity indices, though that weakness was not shared by all risk-sensitive capital markets.

Dollar Recovery May Also Claim Gold and Oil as Victims

A strong Dollar has put serious pressure on EUR/USD, GBP/USD and USD/JPY reversals. This same recovery effort can exact its influence on the commodity world where the relationship to USD is acute.

Tarriffs, Iran Deal, Risk Trends Keep S&P 500 and Dollar from Conviction

We have closed out another month of uncertainty in 2018. April drew to a close with a loss for US equity indices, though that weakness was not shared by all risk-sensitive capital markets.

Can the Dollar Stall After a Clear Technical Break?

To fuel a trend on a key technical break in these restrained market conditions, we need something that can draw a steady bid for the Greenback as it rises.

EUR/USD Break Doesn’t Immediately Fuel Trend Nor Does Amazon Revive Equities

As remarkable as the Dollar and equities lack of trend were through the final session of the trading week, they were interesting for their restraint.

EUR/USD Clears Support in Historic Midpoint, but Does it Have Run?

We have registered a critical technical breakdown this past session. EUR/USD closed below 1.2150 for the first time in over three months.

Can UK and US 1Q GDP Correct a Fundamentally-Stretched GBP/USD?

We have already seen a notable retracement from GBP/USD over the past few weeks, pulling the pair back from post-Brexit highs.

Does the ECB Intend to Trigger the EUR/USD’s Breakdown?

There is little missing the technical clarity that USD/JPY offered Monday. The progression the pair has developed through 2018 looks as if it has followed a textbook for chart patterns.

Can the ECB Decision Launch the Dollar and Is SPX On Life Support?

The Dollar continued to coast into serious technical resistance on benchmark measures through the trade-weighted DXY Dollar Index and EUR/USD. Yet, these moves don't yet qualify as true breaks with f...

Can the Dollar Mount a Lasting Recovery without EUR/USD?

As we await any signal of break, can a bull trend for the Greenback exist without EUR/USD tumbling and how can that aid trading?

S&P 500 Dives Despite Google Earnings, Dollar Struggling at Critical Resistance

Equities had fallen out of the spotlight as of late after the bullish breakout by the Dow and other key US indices failed to turn into a lasting trend.

USD/JPY: When Clear Technicals Just Aren’t Enough

There is little missing the technical clarity that USD/JPY offered Monday. The progression the pair has developed through 2018 looks as if it has followed a textbook for chart patterns.

Dollar Eyes 2017 Bear Trend Reversal, But Does it Have the Motivation?

The most remarkable move was reserved for a currency that has been stuck to a well-formed range for the past three months: the Dollar.

Fundamental Charge to Technical Cues for Aussie, EUR/USD, EURCHF

Fundamental readings for some of the most liquid majors have been registering extreme deviations from underlying prices for some weeks and months. With the proper catalysts and opportune technicals, r...


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