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FxWirePro: No room for BoC’s shift and EUR/CAD “Diagonal Debit Put Spread” for smart hedge

Jan 20, 2017 13:27 pm UTC| Central Banks Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Following yesterdays Bank of Canada (BoC) meeting the question arises as to whether the central bank is still in control. Its view of the economic situation and therefore in the end also its future monetary policy...

FxWirePro: Deploy AUD/NZD vega puts in PRBS on hedging grounds

Jan 20, 2017 10:24 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Please be noted that the implied volatility of at the money contracts of this APAC pair has been inched up at shy above 7% for 3m tenors, while vega instruments of this tenor are signifying the hedgers interests in...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: CNH vols seem exorbitant, USD/CNH double no touch with striking risk-reward match even for range-bounded trend

Jan 20, 2017 09:45 am UTC| Research & Analysis

Short volatility structures are appealing given the high cost of implied versus realized vols. Limited loss structures are also preferred. Since August 2015, the historical probability of the USDCNH breaching the knock-out...

FxWirePro: More headwinds in 2017 to substantiate AUD OTC bids – Aussie dollar still looking for southward targets

Jan 20, 2017 06:12 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The two main risks to our bearish AUD view are that (1) the currency is dragged higher in a more sustained re-rating of the global growth outlookand that (2) better global news and some signs of housing resilience see the...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: How about getting extra leverage in USD/JPY via a global knock-in

Jan 19, 2017 13:33 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

The promise of an inflationary US policy mix impressively propelled the USDJPY to 118. The pullback has been sharp and it is now time to take a step back. Buying regular knock-in calls despite negative skew: A negative...

FxWirePro: GBP cheaper among G10 but Scandis seem more economical over sterling

Jan 19, 2017 12:50 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views Commentary

GBP appears to be the cheapest among G10 space on this framework cross-section ally, but still, has room to weaken further relative to its history. GBP has been one of the underperformers within G10 over the past two...

FxWirePro: Yellen’s hawkish tone keeps AUD/USD’s major bearish trend intact, OTC bids still conducive for OTM puts in PRBS as optimal hedging

Jan 19, 2017 09:21 am UTC| Central Banks Research & Analysis Insights & Views

AUDUSDs higher IV with negative delta risk reversal can be interpreted as an opportunity for put longs as the market reckons the price has downside potential for large movement in the days to come which is resulting option...

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Economy

Brexit to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in 2017 - Schaeuble

German Finance Minister, Schaeuble, speaking on the German growth prospects and on Brexit at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos said that Brexit is likely to have little impact on eurozone growth prospects in...

Too early to discuss ECB tapering, says Benoit Coeure

The European Central Banks executive board member Benoit Coeure speaking on the central banks monetary policy programme at Davos told CNBC that ultra-loose monetary policies will not last forever. However, he added that it...

Chart of the Day: Shrinking margins

This interesting chart, shared by Soberlook.com shows the difference between the input and output components of producer price index (PPI) for the United Kingdom. The recent drop in the pound has accelerated the input...

Steven Mnuchin supports strong dollar

Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs banker and the 45th President of the United States pick as the treasury secretary asserted in his support for a stronger dollar at the Senate confirmation hearing, which is striking...

China’s capital outflows mean tweaking of controls

There was further confirmation from SAFE yesterday that the Chinese authorities will continue to tweak the current system of capital controls to discourage and prevent capital outflows intensifying even further. The recent...

Politics

Theresa May confirms it'll be a hard Brexit – here's what that means for UK trade

Today, Theresa May confirmed that the UK government intends to leave the EUs single market and customs union. The consequences of this decision from a trade perspective should not be underestimated. The single market...

Liberal or conservative? Most of our beliefs shift around

One common reaction to the election of Donald Trump (and perhaps to a lesser extent, the Brexit vote) among liberals like me is an expression of dismay that some of our fellow citizens are more racist and more sexist than...

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us about the rise of populist leaders

The approaching Donald Trump presidency has taken quite a battering from historians. Comparisons have abounded with the 20th centurys greatest villains, including Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, even if some have...

How progressives can still make change in the age of Trump

Things are not looking good for American progressives. President-elect Donald Trump is poised to put in place many regressive policies in his quest to make America great again that are fundamentally at odds with what...

When politicians become pundits

Former prime minister Tony Abbotts weekend column in The Australian was a good example of professional politicians intervening in the public debate through guest punditry. Abbott has a journalistic background, and is...

Science

Why we should send Bill Gates to Mars

Bill Gates, along with a few of his billionaire friends, has launched a US$1 billion fund to support research into energy technologies that will help us address climate change. The idea behind Breakthrough Energy...

Bee Makes Endangered Species List, Scientific Community Alarmed

Bees are often considered the single most important pollinators in the natural world, helping to spread life all across the land by coming in contact with pollens and spreading them everywhere. Now, one species of these...

Scientists Create Li-Ion Batteries With Built-In Fire Extinguishers

Following the wake of widely covered incidents involving exploding lithium-ion batteries in products like the infamous hoverboard and the unfortunate Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the fire hazard posed by the power source has...

Astronomers spot strange, bow-like structure in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is known both as the planet of love and the Earths evil twin. And although research suggests its environment is more hellish than romantic, theres actually a lot we dont know about our celestial neighbour. Now...

Menopause Reversing Treatment To Start Clinical Trials

A lot of things in life are thought to be irreversible and menopause has been one of the most devastating for a lot of women. Now, a new treatment that is meant to reverse menopause is about to go on clinical...

Technology

Government Green Lights Building Of Atlantis, Construction Begins in 2019

When talking about cities of the future, most people often think of major landmasses floating in the sky. Before getting there, however, it seems engineers are looking at solving the floating aspect first and they are...

Mind-Controlled Robot ‘Teleport Helps The Disabled Move Around

It would seem that the world of robotics is progressing at an exponential rate, with advances in artificial intelligence and cybernetic mimicry leading the charge. Now, machines that can be controlled via neural interface...

Meitu App Makes Users Look Like Cute Anime Characters And Vulnerable To Data Mining

There is a new app in the market that is skyrocketing in popularity of late because it can turn any user into a cute anime character. While the benefits may seem appealing, particularly to a certain otaku-ish segment of...

LG Patent Foldable Smartphones Too; Company Receives Tablet Hybrid Patent

LG seems to be seeking a dominant position in the smartphone market with its foldable phone model. GSMInfo first reported that LGs patent showcases a new smartphone model looking likea merger of two, different parts. The...

Mark Zuckerberg Doesnt Run His Facebook Profile, A PR Team Does

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the most prolific billionaires in the U.S. largely thanks to his activities on Facebook. Having his own Facebook profile has given the social media figure the appearance of accessibility. However,...
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January 20 07:00 UTC Released

DEProducer Prices YY

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1.0 %

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1.0 %

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0.1 %

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DEProducer Prices MM

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0.4 %

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0.4 %

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0.3 %

January 23 07:00 UTC 37793779m

TRConsumer Confidence*

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63.40

January 23 13:00 UTC 41394139m

SACPI YY*

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2.3 %

January 23 13:00 UTC 41394139m

SACPI MM*

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-0.2 %

January 23 13:30 UTC 41694169m

CAWholesale Trade MM

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1.1 %

January 23 15:00 UTC 42594259m

EZConsumer Confid. Flash

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-5.1 %

January 23 19:00 UTC 44994499m

ARAnnual Industrial Output*

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-2.5 %

January 23 21:00 UTC 46194619m

KRConsumer Sentiment Ind*

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94 bln $

January 24 00:30 UTC 48294829m

JPNikkei Mfg PMI

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52.4 %

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