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"Pre-Med Student Turned Full Time Trader" – Kathy Lien | Trader Interview

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In this trader interview, I sit down with renowned institutional trader Kathy Lien to discuss her trading journey and unique approach to the markets. In 2015, I read The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders, two books that helped me turn in the right direction to become a profitable trader. I still recommend those books to many traders today! The author of those books was Kathy Lien and I've been wanting to interview her as part of the Desire To Trade Podcast for a long time! In episode 311 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, you'll learn: How Kathy Lien went from pre-med student to full-time trader How you can combine fundamentals & technicals for better results What a day in the life of a professional trader looks like Connect with Kathy: https://www.bkforex.com/

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In this trader interview, I sit down with renowned institutional trader Kathy Lien to discuss her trading journey and unique approach to the markets.



In 2015, I read The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders, two books that helped me turn in the right direction to become a profitable trader. I still recommend those books to many traders today!



The author of those books was Kathy Lien and I've been wanting to interview her as part of the Desire To Trade Podcast for a long time!



In episode 311 of the Desire To Trade Podcast, you'll learn:

How Kathy Lien went from pre-med student to full-time trader

How you can combine fundamentals & technicals for better results

What a day in the life of a professional trader looks like



Connect with Kathy: https://www.bkforex.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kathylienfx

Youtube: @BKForex



More about Kathy Lien:

Kathy Lien is Managing Director and Founding Partner of BKForex. Having graduated from New York University’s Stern School of Business at the age of 18, Ms. Kathy Lien has more than 13 years of experience in the financial markets with a specific focus on currencies.



Her career started at JPMorgan Chase where she worked on the interbank FX trading desk making markets in foreign exchange and later in the cross markets proprietary trading group where she traded FX spot, options, interest rate derivatives, bonds, equities, and futures. In 2003, Kathy joined FXCM and started DailyFX.com, a leading online foreign exchange research portal. As Chief Strategist, she managed a team of analysts dedicated to providing research and commentary on the foreign exchange market. In 2008, Kathy joined Global Futures & Forex Ltd as Director of Currency Research where she provided research and analysis to clients and managed a global foreign exchange analysis team.



As an expert on G20 currencies, Kathy is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg, Marketwatch, Associated Press, AAP, UK Telegraph, Sydney Morning Herald and other leading news publications. She also appears regularly on CNBC – US, Asia and Europe and on Sky Business. Kathy is an internationally published author of the best-selling book Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market as well as The Little Book of Currency Trading and Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Beat Wall Street at its Own Game – all published through Wiley. Kathy’s extensive experience in developing trading strategies using cross markets analysis and her years of market research in predicting economic data surprises serve as key components of BK’s analytical techniques.



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Chapters:

0:00 Start

0:30 Introduction

0:40 Who is Kathy Lien and what she does

2:53 How Kathy discovered trading and started her trading journey

5:59 What hurdles did Kathy have to overcome to develop as a trader

6:50 How Kathy passed from market making to proprietary trading

7:55 Kathy recommendations for traders wanting to trade for a prop firm

8:49 What timeframes does Kathy prefer to trade

9:16 Why Kathy trades the H1 chart mostly

10:06 Kathy and BK Forex

11:27 What is Kathy trading style

12:52 What is Kathy's favorite technical tool

13:12 How a day in the life of Kathy looks like

15:12 How Kathy balances trading and lifestyle

16:25 Kathy recommendations to find your trading style

17:45 What Kathy thinks of Cryptocurrencies (do not fall for impostors)

19:17 Should a trader start with Cryptos or Forex?

20:05 How Kathy adapts to low volatility markets

20:55 Trading is an evolution game

21:34 Why you should use fundamentals in your trading

22:19 How can you get started with fundamental analysis

23:09 Where to find Kathy Lien

23:52 Kathy's top advice for traders
Kathy Lien
Kathy Lien is an Internationally Published Author and Managing Director of BK Asset Management. Her trading books include the following: 1) For beginners, “The Little Book of Currency Trading (2010, Wiley).” 2) THIRD edition of the highly acclaimed, internationally published “Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit form Market Swings (2015, Wiley).” 3) Millionaire Traders: How Everyday People Are Beating Wall Street at Its Own Game (2007, Wiley) 4) High Probability Trading Setups for the Currency Market E-Book (2006, Investopedia)

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