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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

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 8th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Hoe loans down 0.6 percent in October. Investment lending for homes grew 1.6...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 7th December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: October trade balance came at $105 million. Upcoming: Japan:...

U.S. Commerce department announces affirmative preliminary circumvention Rulings on Steel from Vietnam

Last night, U.S. Commerce Department announced preliminary affirmative circumvention rulings on steel imported from Vietnam accusing that corrosion-resistant steel (CORE) and certain cold-rolled steel flat products...

FxWirePro: The Day Ahead- 6TH December 2017

Lots of economic data and events scheduled for today and some with high volatility risks associated. Data released so far: Australia: Third-quarter GDP up 0.6 percent, up 2.8 percent from a year...

Norges Bank’s survey shows strong growth in mainland, growth likely to be higher in 2018

The Regional Network, Norges Banks business survey, shows strong growth in the Norwegian mainland economy. The Regional Network shows growth at 0.6 percent sequential in the last three months, consistent with Norges Banks...

Politics

Latino elites are paying the California dream forward

American Latino economic elites have incomes and wealth in the top 5 percent of earners. Some own multi-million-dollar companies or work as corporate executives. Latino politicians like Kevin De León, who is...

Brexit: why Macron has more room to manoeuvre than May and Merkel

Despite the valiant efforts of both the EU and the UK to uphold confidence in the Brexit negotiations process, its clear the talks have been deeply unsatisfactory for both sides. Fundamental conflicts of interest and...

Why PR agencies and their spin should be the subject of greater scrutiny

It was one of the biggest and best-known British PR agencies around. So when Bell Pottinger came crashing down earlier this year, you could be forgiven for wondering why it hadnt prepared a better crisis strategy to deal...

Catalonia crisis: Spain enters unchartered territory following Madrid move to end autonomy

Shortly after Catalonias parliament in Barcelona voted to declare independence from Spain on October 27, the senate in Madrid voted to trigger Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, removing Catalonias autonomy. In...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Science

Scientists Prevent Weight Gain Despite High Fat Diet

The alarming rate of obesity and weight gain in industrialized nations is one of the most concerning health issues plaguing developed countries today. Scientists might have just come much closer to finally ending this...

Study Says Air Pollution Makes Exercise Pointless, Poses Huge Health Risks To Unborn Babies

Scientists have been encouraging older people to exercise in order to stay healthy, but according to a recent study, air pollution makes this rather pointless. Whats more, another study found that a dirty atmosphere has...

Baby Born Via Transplanted Uterus For The First Time

Further proving that advances in medical science never cease to amaze, a woman just gave birth to a baby with a transplanted uterus. This is the first time it has ever happened in the U.S. and provides hope to a lot of...

Smartphone Addiction Increases Anxiety And Depression, Study Finds

It might feel like the same old story, where elders take issue with new technology and tell the younger generation that their addiction to gadgets would result in problems. However, this time, tutting adults might have...

Thousands Of HIV Patients To Be Injected With HIV Vaccine In Human Trials

Even though HIV has been part of the human consciousness for several decades, creating a cure has proven difficult. Now, an international collaboration is about to perform human trials by injecting thousands of patients...

Technology

Far Cry 5 Delayed Due To Ubisoft’s Newfound Commitment To Quality

Ubisoft just announced that it will be delaying the release of several of its upcoming titles, including Far Cry 5 and the Crew 2. This is apparently due to the success of Assassins Creed Origins, which is currently being...

Net Neutrality Death May Or May Not Kill Bitcoin, Experts Disagree With Each Other

One of the biggest hot-button topics in the American political landscape right now is Net Neutrality and the upcoming vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to kill it. While many fear that the death of a free...

Vine Creator Teases New App, Could It Be Vine 2.0?

Reports that the creator of the previously popular app Vine was making a follow-up app started circulating recently when he revealed that he was working on a side project. Now, Dom Hofmann is teasing the internet with an...

Steam No Longer Accepts Bitcoin For Video Game Purchase

Even though Bitcoin is continuing to skyrocket in value, at least one prominent tech entity is jumping off the crypto bandwagon instead of on it. Valve just announced that it would no longer accept the digital currency on...

Accidental Leak Of God Of War March 2018 Release Date Might Have Been Intentional

Gamers recently spotted a release date on the PlayStation Stores God of War page. At the time, the page said that Kratos is coming back on March 22, 2018. The date has since been changed to December 31, 2018, but many are...
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December 10 23:50 UTC Released

JPBusiness Survey Index*

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9.7 %

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9.4 %

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CNPPI YY*

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5.8 %

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5.9 %

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6.9 %

December 11 07:00 UTC 406406m

TRCurrent Account Balance*

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-4.527 Bln USD

December 11 09:00 UTC 526526m

ITRetail Sales SA MM

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0.9 %

December 11 09:00 UTC 526526m

ITRetail Sales NSA YY

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3.4 %

December 11 11:30 UTC 676676m

TREndYear CPI Fcst/Cb Svy*

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10.68 %

December 11 15:00 UTC 886886m

USEmployment Trends*

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135.6 tln

December 11 15:00 UTC 886886m

USJOLTS Job Openings*

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6.093 Mln

December 11 21:00 UTC 12461246m

KRExport Price Growth YY*

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8 %

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KRImport Price Growth YY*

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6.8 %

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