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If you haven’t heard already, James Chen has been appointed as the director of technical research and education at FXDD. Chen is a highly regarded analyst and educator, which I am always happy to recommend and link to.

Chen previously worked at FX Solutions, and publishes his analysis also on his site FXPath. He is also an author of two great books. For more details about his new job, here’s the press release from FXDD:

FXDD Bolsters Education and Technical Research Teams

Appoints Renowned Market Strategist James Chen as Director of Technical Research and Education

NEW YORK,  June 8, 2011  /PRNewswire/ FXDD, a leader in online forex trading, today announced the appointment of  James Chen  as the company’s first Director of Technical Research and Education.  Mr. Chen will operate out of the firm’s  New York City  headquarters.

In this new role, Mr. Chen will further enhance FXDD’s technical research and educational offerings with daily market updates, trading webinars and hands-on instruction for FXDD’s novice, intermediate and advanced trading customers.

“The addition of James to the FXDD team further enhances our ability to serve customers and provide best-in-class educational and research offerings,” said  Lubomir Kaneti, FXDD’s Chief Operating Officer, “James has established himself as one of the premier technical analysts in the retail forex market. His critically acclaimed books, articles on trading, webinars and instructional DVD’s have become widely popular with traders all over the world.  James will assist FXDD in increasing our already large global footprint and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Prior to joining FXDD, Mr. Chen served as Chief Technical Strategist for FX Solutions.  During his five years at FX Solutions, Chen is credited with leading the firm’s technical research department and providing expert guidance to thousands of forex traders.

“FXDD has a reputation for great customer service, innovative thinking and a steadfast commitment to individual traders,” said Chen.  “I’m excited to be a part of this new team and look forward to further establishing FXDD as the broker of choice for forex traders all over the world.”

Mr. Chen is an accomplished author, educator, speaker and frequent contributor to top-tier publications such as  Forbes, Futures Magazine,  Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities andInternational Business Times. Mr.

Chen has published multiple books on forex, including  Essentials of Technical Analysis for Financial Markets (John Wiley & Sons, 2010),  Essentials of Foreign Exchange Trading (John Wiley & Sons, 2009), and the instructional DVD set,  High-Probability Trend Following in the Forex Market (FXstreet, 2010).

A registered Commodity Trading Advisor and Chartered Market Technician, Mr. Chen graduated from  Tufts University  with a degree in social psychology, and has been a currency trader and market analyst for more than ten years.

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