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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: Quick Run Through On Beta Analysis And A Vol Spread

Mar 23, 2020 09:05 am UTC| Research & Analysis

EURUSD vols have been a notable casualty of the recent market gyrations resulting in USDPLN EURUSD ATM vol spread at 2-sigma low (basis 1-yr lookback window), a defensive dislocation worth fading, given the attractive...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Mar 17, 2020 13:15 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Economy

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

Chinese Yuan Looks Vulnerable On Three Key Drivers - Deploy USD/CNH Debit Call Spreads To Hedge Trios

Mar 16, 2020 14:12 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Investing

FX analysis has become very difficult as nobody could predict what would happen in the next day morning. All the surprises related to China come through different channels. First, the China data dump released this...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: EUR/USD’s Flurry of Bearish Patterns Likely To Drag Major Downtrend In Sloping Channel – Trading & Hedging Setup

Mar 16, 2020 04:25 am UTC| Technicals

EURUSD has formed back to back shooting star, gravestone doji and hanging man pattern candles. Shooting star has occurred at 1.1401 Gravestone doji has occurred at 1.1402 Hanging man patterns have occurred at ...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

A Run Through on Asian FX-Bloc And Derivatives Strategies

Jan 09, 2020 13:52 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

Yesterday, Asia was poised for a muted open given the relatively calm price action in the G7 markets. This calm was decisively shattered as news filtered through that Iran launched a missile attack on an Iraq base hosting...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Lira Vulnerable On Turkish Macroeconomic Factors - Bid 2m USD/TRY Skews And Hedging Setup

Jan 02, 2020 12:58 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

Turkish GDP expanded 0.40% in the third quarter of 2019 over the previous quarter. And the annual inflation rate increased to 10.56% in November 2019 from a near three-year low of 8.55% in the previous month, and...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

A Run Through on EM-Asia FX Outlook and Derivatives For H1 2020

Dec 31, 2019 14:06 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

Strong directional views around the USD/Asia outlook were generally absent, but there is a slight skew for pro-risk trades to start 2020. Short USDCNH appears to be a widely held consensus view (as well as position) for a...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Spotlight On CBT Amid Sluggish Turkish Growth – Bid 3M USD/TRY Skews Ans Hedge

Turkeys central bank pulled forward a scheduled MPC meeting by two days and implemented a 100bps emergency rate cut yesterday. The CB reduced the 1-week repo rate from 10.75% to 9.75% and lowered RRR on all FX deposits by...

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

Coronavirus and Spanish flu: economic lessons to learn from the last truly global pandemic

As news of the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) emerged, global financial markets reacted pessimistically and behaved in ways not seen since the 2008 financial crisis. But fully understanding the potential...

Cash handout of $750 for 6.5 million pensioners and others receiving government payments

A payment of $750 will be made from the end of this month to about 6.5 million people as part of the governments $17.6 billion stimulus package aimed at keeping Australia out of a recession caused by the impact of the...

Tokyo Olympics: how coronavirus is affecting preparations

The World Health Organizations decision to officially recognise the coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic means organisers are facing difficult decisions on whether to go ahead with major sporting events. There were...

Politics

Donald Trump won’t lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter but expects more than 100,000 to die from coronavirus

President Donald Trump is no longer pushing to lift coronavirus restrictions by Easter. However, the POTUS shared some startling estimates by saying more than 100,000 Americans could die from the virus. On Sunday,...

Hillary Clinton mocks Donald Trump, links his ‘America First’ slogan to the country leading in number of COVID-19 cases

Despite assurances from President Donald Trumps administration in January that the coronavirus outbreak in the country is under control, new COVID cases in the country continued to rise. In fact, the U.S. is now the...

Joe Biden says the American people need to know the truth about coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has opened up the gateway to misleading or upsetting information that can do more harm than good. Former vice president Joe Biden weighed in on the current situation and said that the public should...

Barack Obama playfully accuses Prince George of breaking protocol during 2016 visit

In 2016, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. A report at that time reveals how the former president playfully recalled how Prince George broke protocol...

US President Donald Trump eyes trade with China in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic

President Donald Trump has recently criticized the Chinese government for their response and failure to contain the coronavirus, which has claimed thousands of lives all over the world. However, this time around, a report...

Science

Dr. Anthony Fauci predicts over 100,000 coronavirus fatalities in US

As the world is currently struggling to contain the pandemic that is the coronavirus, it appears that the situation would only get worse before it could get better. According to Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony...

Asteroids: NASA releases a detailed map of asteroid Bennu's surface

One of the asteroids that NASA is keeping tabs on is referred to as Bennu, and the agency is currently on a mission to collect samples from the space rock. At the same time, NASA has put together photos taken of the...

NASA Astronaut Jessica Meir shares photo of Earth at night

In the midst of all the fear and panic surrounding the coronavirus pandemic all over the world, many are also in search of some good news. Recently, NASA astronaut Jessica Meir shared a photo of the Earth being illuminated...

Coronavirus update: Possible scenarios on how the pandemic will come to an end

The coronavirus or COVID19 may currently be disrupting everyday lives, but there is a time where it will end. With that in mind, it bears wondering just how will the pandemic come to a halt. With hundreds and thousands...

Technology

Google Pixel 5 might feature Snapdragon 765G and it’s for a good reason

Top-of-the-line Android devices have one thing in common, they are usually launched with the top-tier CPU from Qualcomms Snapdragon 8 series. However, there are rumors that Google might be opting for a drastic change by...

Tesla employees found positive for coronavirus

A couple of Tesla employees have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus as the company joins the private sectors efforts to help provide the lack of medical equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Tesla CEO Elon...

AirPods 3 wish list: 3 things to expect and 1 unlikely feature

One of Apples biggest successes in 2019 was the announcement of AirPods Pro, but it might be too pricey for some consumers. There may still be a significant demand for a new truly wireless earbuds from Apple with a less...

iOS 14 code allegedly leaked a no-notch iPhone 12 design

The iOS 14 update is only a few months away from being unveiled, so it is not surprising that alleged leak codes have started to make headlines. Recently, a report claimed that an iOS 14 code was containing a supposed...
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