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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: BoE to stimulate sterling, potential for oil price risks to cushion loonie - Favour GBP/CAD uncertain bearishness via 3-way straddles

Jul 27, 2018 10:29 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks

The pound sterling should not suffer too much. An interest rate hike by the Bank of England (BoE) next week is now the consensus opinion in the market. And so the fundamental difference between BoE interest rate policy and...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Spotlight on EMEA FX vol calendar expression – Write delta EURPLN call and add longs in straddles

Jul 26, 2018 12:36 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

The Polish zloty has staged an impressive recovery over the past fortnight, strengthening from a low of 4.40 against the euro in early July to near 4.2870 at present (while articulating). Polish policymakers have commented...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: An option structure for Scandinavian - SEK ATM vol multi-year high vs G10 vols

Jul 26, 2018 11:10 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks Insights & Views

The Swedish central bank held its benchmark interest rate at -0.5 pct on July 3rd, as widely expected, saying monetary policy needs to continue to be expansionary for inflation to remain close to target despite strong...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Capitalize on EUR/USD 1w/2m OTC bids and deploy diagonal options strips ahead of ECB to arrest both bullish/bearish risks

Jul 26, 2018 08:08 am UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks

The monetary policy announcement at the ECB is the most notable event today. As nothing meaningful is expected from Draghi, the price rallies of EURUSD have halted at neckline and oscillate between the mid-points of the...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

Digital Currency Revolution

A milestone of Bitcoin derivatives market - ED&F Man capital markets and itBit execute EFP and BTC futures transaction

Jul 26, 2018 07:20 am UTC| Digital Currency Research & Analysis Fintech Insights & Views Commentary

Bitcoin futures offer an instant, cost-effective method of crypto trade markets. They are standardized contracts to buy or sell a particular asset at a set price, on a set date in the future, in predefined quantity and...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Cable’s hedging sentiments still fragile despite momentary bullish bids – Capitalize on 3m/6m OTC setup to execute wise hedge

Jul 25, 2018 13:04 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The cable extended a comprehensive recovery, although appears to be minor that we have seen over the last couple of days, especially after PM May hinted she and her office would take over the negotiations with...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Spot on FX options analytics - Divergence in EM - G10 FX vols

Jul 24, 2018 13:00 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Insights & Views

The valuation of FX derivative securities significantly depends on the market participants expectation of future volatility. Thus implied volatility often garners as much attention as the option price in option listings,...

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Economy

U.S. Treasuries slip ahead of host of FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slipped slightly during Fridays afternoon session ahead of a host of speeches by members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Williams and Rosengren, scheduled to be delivered today by 12:15GMT...

RBNZ likely to leave OCR on hold at 1.00 pct next week, leave door open to further cuts: ANZ Research

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) is expected to leave the Overnight Cash Rate (OCR) on hold at 1.00 percent at its monetary policy meeting next Wednesday, but leave the door open to further cuts, according to the...

UK gilts suffer after BoE’s unchanged policy decision fails to create major market impact

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during European trading hours Friday, after the Bank of Englands (BoE) unchanged monetary policy decision did not create any major economic impact on markets, thus making investors trade...

German bunds edge tad higher after August producer price index disappoints markets

The German bunds edged tad higher during European trading session Friday after the countrys producer price index (PPI) for the month of August, disappointed market participants, going into negative territory from the prior...

JGBs close mixed in silent trading session ahead of long weekend

The Japanese government bonds closed mixed on Friday as investors remained divided amid a silent session that barely witnessed data of major economic significance ahead of the countrys long weekend, following Autumn...

Politics

Melania Trump faces backlash over fashion choices on 9/11 anniversary

Melania Trumps commemoration of the September 11 attacks 18th anniversary has been marred with yet another fashion-related controversy. Online critics claimed that the stitch work on the back portion of the First Ladys...

Destroying parliaments leads to war – just look at history

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnsons recent prorogation of parliament has led many to fear that parliamentary democracy in Britain is unravelling. And now the High Court has ruled that Johnson acted lawfully in suspending it....

Where 'woke' came from and why marketers should think twice before jumping on the social activism bandwagon

First used in the 1940s, the term woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolises awareness of social issues and movement against injustice, inequality, and prejudice. But popularity has diluted its...

Rudd's rental affordability scheme was a $1 billion gift to developers; Abbott was right to axe it

Most Australians are spending more of their income on housing than they used to, but low-income households are being squeezed the hardest. Many are in poverty, and many more are suffering financial stress. A growing...

John Legend tweets Melania Trump should praise Donald Trump more

The United States President Donald Trump has once again had a tweetstorm directed, this time, at John Legend and Chrissy Teigen. The All of Me singer responded by suggesting that POTUS might have calmed down if only the...

Science

New prostate cancer treatment delivers good result in week

There may not be a one-stop cancer cure available to the market yet, but scientists have developed more advanced treatment strategies that increase the survivability rate among cancer patients. Researchers from the United...

HIV hides in many places in the body, Belgian researchers confirm

HIV can hide within the patients body, making it difficult to completely eradicate. With the hopes of finding an HIV cure, researchers from the Belgium-based university UZ Gent recently reported a milestone of locating...

Can we really know what animals are thinking?

Sarah, the worlds smartest chimp, died in July 2019, just before her 60th birthday. For the majority of her life she served as a research subject, providing scientists with a window into the thoughts of homo sapiens...

Cancer cells naturally die in microgravity, scientist finds

The possibilities are endless when it comes to studying potential factors that could stop the growth of cancer cells. For one, a scientist based in Australia discovered that cancer cells naturally die when exposed to...

HIV cure study finds good results from a rare muscle illness

One of the greatest tasks of medical science experts today is finding a cure for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). While that has not been achieved yet, many studies have resulted in further understanding the...

Technology

'Rainbow Six Siege: Ember Rise' might help lessen match quitters

Every new season in Rainbow Six Siege means new contents are made available to the players, especially with two new Operators in every seasonal update. Ubisoft also uses it as a time to issue important changes and updates...

'Clash Royale' Season 3 delivers new emotes, balance changes

Clash Royale players welcome the final quarter of the year with Season 3 of the game. Aside from bringing back familiar and fan-favorite contents, Supercell also introduces some new emotes while also delivering several...

‘Borderlands 3’ gets hotfixes a week after release

It has only been a week since Borderlands 3 was released, and Gearbox already issued a list of hotfixes to improve the game and address some minor bugs. Some of the most interesting changes are applied in the Mayhem Mode...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ release date: Immersion cited as the main reason why the game is in the first-person view

Cyberpunk 2077 has been created as a first-person shooter and that decision has led to some criticism from the gaming community. Accusations have been thrown on CD Projekt Reds feet that they went this route to save money...

PlayStation 5 could have a Pro version immediately in 2020

For Sony, PlayStation 4 is its first gaming platform where it introduced a more advanced variant that goes by the name of PS4 Pro. Its release made sense because, from the time the PS4 was launched in 2013 to the present,...
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