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Amid highly volatile economic environment, shielding currency exposure has become too risky than before. In this series we provide an intelligent insights and analysis on actionable FX derivative strategies that serve different levels of risk appetites and returns.

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Option trades for resilient Scandis that seem undervalued against euro’s robustness

Aug 24, 2017 10:48 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The spring sell-off in NOK has been reversed, but NOK bulls need further evidence of improving fundamentals before taking action. We see the continued recovery of the Norwegian economy and base effects lifting inflation...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: What drives laggards of EMFX carry trades?

Aug 02, 2017 11:32 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

We reiterate our bullish view on EMFX, and mark-to-market our forecasts to preserve outperformance relative to the forwards and consensus. In our Year Ahead Outlook, we projected that the bottom in EM FX would be in Q1. We...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Chinese currency forwards to get booster from various avenues – Uphold Calendar straddles for hedging

Aug 02, 2017 11:13 am UTC| Research & Analysis

After earlier gains today, USDCNY continues to trend lower again by trimming price from the peaks of 6.7277 levels, breaching below 6.7101 (21-DMA) would attract more bearish potential. The central bank keeps setting the...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Cost-effective optionality structure to arrest a RUB correction

Jun 29, 2017 12:43 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

The CBR remains s dovish. We expect the measured pace of rate cuts beginning in June. May CPI at 4.1% oya surprised on the upside and is marginally above the inflation target of 4.0%. As our base case, JPM forecasts the...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: INR and ZAR only bright spot among BRIC FX space, BRL and RUB vulnerable amid lingering political turmoil and crude price slumps

Jun 27, 2017 13:17 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

In EM, we remain MW FX overall and neutral in LATAM and EMEA, with small OW in EM Asia. We hold relative value long TRYZAR, and stay UW RUB vs OW TRY The bearish stance on BRL relative to the rest of the EM FX complex...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: EUR/JPY bearish-neutral RR, shrinking IVs and skews signal call writers advantage and put on long leg - Collar spreads to hedge

Jun 27, 2017 06:57 am UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The hedgers interests of EURJPY have been explained by nutshell showing delta risk reversal, however, no new shift in sentiments is observed both in short and long run. As a result, we dont see much traction OTM calls. The...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: FX options markets price-in for minimal mean-reversion higher in volatility over next 2-months

Jun 19, 2017 12:23 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

Hawkish DM monetary policy surprises this week may spur 1-2 weeks of decent realized volatility but are unlikely to be durable enough to upend placid option pricing through the summer. Option implied USD-correlations...

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Economy

UK gilts slump after wage growth remains upbeat in August; investors await September retail sales

The UK gilts slumped Wednesday after the countrys wage growth remained upbeat during the month of August, adding to riskier sentiments among the investors. Further, investors now wait to watch the countrys retail sales for...

FxWirePro: UK unemployment report preview

The UK continues to suffer political trouble since the last election, where Prime Minister Theresa Mays Conservative Party fell short of an outright majority in the Parliament and is being forced to govern a minority...

EUR/PLN likely to witness further downside over near-term, says Commerzbank

The EUR/PLN currency pair is expected to witness further downside risks over the near-term, driven by concerns about accelerating inflation and possible rate hikes next year, according to the latest report from...

New Zealand bonds jump at close after dairy prices decline for second straight month

The New Zealand bonds jumped at the time of closing Wednesday after Global dairy prices slumped for the second time in a row at an auction held early on Wednesday, suggesting an earlier rally was running out of steam....

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 18th October 2017

Not many economic data and events scheduled for today but some with high volatility risks associated. Upcoming: Eurozone: ECB President Mario Draghi is set to deliver a speech at 8:10 GMT. August construction...

Politics

As China prepares for its Communist Party congress, what will it mean for the rest of the world?

Of Chinese President Xi Jinpings many achievements in his time in office about which much will be made in the official propaganda one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy...

Las Vegas: the US is racked with impossible divisions over rights and freedoms

In the immediate aftermath of the October 2 Las Vegas massacre the USs 273rd mass shooting in 2017 alone it seems neither President Donald Trump nor his Republican colleagues will entertain a review of current gun...

Trump speaks at the UN: 5 takeaways

It is a short distance from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue, but these are different worlds. Donald Trumps native world is one of unilateralism and competition, with more than...

Angela Merkel wins a fourth term in office – but it won't be an easy one

Angela Merkel will continue as chancellor of Germany. But following an election that saw the rise of smaller parties most notably the far right her fourth term will probably be an eventful one in ways she would not wish...

US under Trump Series: President Trump signs new travel ban with additional countries as old one expires

President Trump has signed a new executive order travel ban that was first initiated on the very first week after his inauguration and created quite a furore not only within the United States but around the world too. The...

Science

New Treatment For Blindness Gets FDA Panel Recommendation, First Of Its Kind

Providing hope to thousands of people suffering from hereditary blindness, advisers for the US Food and Drug Administration just gave a critical recommendation to a new type of treatment. Using gene therapy, the treatment...

VP Mike Pence Heads NASA’s Revived Moon Council, SpaceX To Do The Heavy Lifting

After months of hinting that a Lunar mission is in the works, US vice-president Mike Pence announced via The Wall Street Journal op-ed that NASA would be sending humans to the moon. The article was published just before...

Scientists Makes Hydrogen Fuel Production Cheaper With Seawater And New Nanomaterial

Solar and wind energy might be the renewable resources that are growing in popularity, but hydrogen fuel has proven to be incredibly reliable and powerful as well. Now, a University of Central Florida (UCF) scientist has...

Ikea Now Has Indoor Vertical Farm, Huge Potential For Solar Partnership

With the worlds climate constantly becoming hotter by the year, industries such as farming are going to experience massive problems such as drought and daylight heat thats too much for plants to handle. Thats why products...

Genome editing of human embryos broadens ethics discussions

For several years, scientists have experimented on human embryos with a powerful genome editing tool called CRISPR to see if they could correct genetic errors or reduce the risk of disease. In September, Kathy Niakan at...

Technology

EA Axes Yet Another Studio, Shuts Down Dead Space Developer

Entertainment Arts (EA) has earned a reputation for buying video game studios and ruining them, and it seems it has done it again. This time, the victim is Visceral Games, the studio behind the Dead Space series. EA just...

Google AI Creates Better AI Than What Humans Can Develop

Just to prove that practically no one is safe from being replaced by robots, Google recently revealed that its AutoML project has created another artificial intelligence thats even better than what humans can make. The...

CD Projekt Red Addresses Ex-Employee Complaints Alleging Mistreatment Of Workers

The Polish video game company CD Projekt Red is known for running the digital distribution platform GOG.com and producing the massively popular The Witcher franchise. However, rumors of poor working conditions and...

Google Photos Can Now Recognize Pets, Much Better For Sorting

Tech companies have been able to recognize humans faces for years but now, Google just revealed that it can now recognize pets. Through Google Photos, pictures of pets can automatically be tagged as either dog or cat and...

Netflix Revenue Could Exceed $11B, To Spend $8B On Original Content In 2018

The movie streaming mega giant Netflix is on track to exceed expectations with regards to its revenue by racking up $11 billion. This is largely being attributed to the growth of faster internet access and the spread of...
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October 18 23:50 UTC Released

JPTrade Balance Total Yen*

Actual

670.2 Bln JPY

Forecast

559.8 Bln JPY

Previous

113.6 Bln JPY

October 18 23:50 UTC Released

JPImports YY*

Actual

12 %

Forecast

15.0 %

Previous

15.2 %

October 19 00:00 UTC 33m

KRBank of Korea Base Rate*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

1.25 %

October 19 00:00 UTC 33m

ID7-Day Reverse Repo*

Actual

Forecast

4.25 %

Previous

4.25 %

October 19 00:00 UTC 33m

IDDeposit Facility Rate*

Actual

Forecast

3.50 %

Previous

3.5 %

October 19 00:00 UTC 33m

IDLending Facility Rate*

Actual

Forecast

5.00 %

Previous

5 %

October 19 00:30 UTC 3333m

AUEmployment*

Actual

Forecast

15.0 k

Previous

54.2 k

October 19 00:30 UTC 3333m

AUFull Time Employment*

Actual

Forecast

Previous

40.1 k

October 19 00:30 UTC 3333m

AUParticipation Rate*

Actual

Forecast

65.2 %

Previous

65.3 %

October 19 00:30 UTC 3333m

AUUnemployment Rate*

Actual

Forecast

5.6 %

Previous

5.6 %

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