Vicki Schmelzer is currently vice president of FINWRIT LLC, a firm specializing in financial journalism and editing. Up until January 2018, she worked for 18 years as a financial journalist for Market News International, writing about currencies and other asset classes. 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, FX Street and was 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.