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FxWirePro: AUD/JPY hedging vehicles for risk averse and aggressive traders on bearish risk scenarios

Bearish AUD scenarios:

1) The unemployment rate moves back towards 5.75%, raising risks that the RBA responds to a weakening labour market;

2) The Fed responds to firm labour market outcomes and above-trend growth by delivering a faster pace of hikes than currently expected;

3) China data weaken materially; or

4) The risk markets retrace and vol rises as financial conditions tighten.

AUDJPY vols of 3m tenors are also at the decent side which is conducive for option holders, while skews have positively stretched on OTM put with attractive gammas, this Options Greek is the rate of change of the Delta with respect to the movement of the rate in the underlying market.

In the sensitivity table, Gamma shows how much the Delta will change if the underlying rate moves by 1%. Hence, we’ve chosen ITM striking put as we agree with JP Morgan’s projections.

Contemplating these aspects, on hedging grounds, risk-averse traders, capitalizing on deceptive rallies of the underlying spot FX, we advocate snapping rallies and buying a 3M 84.250 AUDJPY one-touch put.

Please be noted that the 3m ATM IVs of this pair is trading shy above at 9%.

Those who wish to reduce the cost of hedging; we advocate buying 4M sell 2M AUDJPY put spreads at 89/84.250 strikes in 1:0.753 notionals.

Currency Strength Index: FxWirePro's hourly AUD spot index is flashing at -24 levels (which is bearish), while hourly JPY spot index was at shy above -53 (bearish) while articulating (at 07:19 GMT). For more details on the index, please refer below weblink:

http://www.fxwirepro.com/currencyindex.

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