Vicki Schmelzer has worked in the professional foreign exchange industry for over 25 years. Today she is a senior financial journalist at Market News International, with foreign exchange as her main beat. She is the creator and author of TheFXSpot a daily feature that looks at financial market happenings from the FX perspective, including fixed income, intermarket analysis, and emerging markets. Before becoming a journalist, Ms. Schmelzer worked as a senior currency dealer at major U.S. and international banks including Dresdner Bank, Citibank, Manufacturers-Hanover/Chemical Bank, and Westdeutsche Landesbank. She has appeared on ForexTV and in Alain Lasfargues' 2009 documentary The Marvelous History of the Dollar. Her education includes a BA in German (and Mathematics minor) from Clarion State University and the study abroad program with the Goethe Institut in Staufen, Germany.