FX expiring options today 22.02.2019

EUR/USD 1 1250 (866M), 1 .5230-35(5 1BLN), 1 1300 (1 6BLN), 1 1350-55 (576M) EUR/GBP. 0.8930 (200M) USD/JPY: 110.00 (1.77BLN), 110.70 (700M), 111.0 (472M) GBP/USD: 1.2995-00 (290M) USD/CAD: 1.3180-00 (1.03BLN), 1.3215 (505M), 1.3250-55 (833M) EUR/JPY: 124.00 (560M), 125.00 (460M), 126.00 (312M) Source: Varchev Absolute Trader

AUD at key technical levels, but the data for China weighs on the fundament

The Australian dollar dropped against the USD, after a private survey showed China’s factory activity shrank by the most for the past nearly three years. The Australian currency, often considered a barometer of global risk appetite, fell 0.4 percent to $ 0.7246. The New Zealand dollar also fell 0.2 percent against the US dollar to […]

Bloomberg survey expect the negative sentiment for USD to remain in 2018

Following the dollar’s worst year in more than a decade, a majority of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect the pain will continue for the world’s main reserve currency. The U.S. Dollar Index, which is 9.4 percent lower than it was at the end of 2016, is forecast to slide 2 percent from its current level […]

A lack of confidence and the longer-term prospects are holding the dollar back

A lack of confidence in the U.S. stock market’s gains and the longer-term prospects for the world’s largest economy is holding the dollar back even as U.S. interest rates look set to rise further, according to Masashi Murata, a currency strategist at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in Tokyo. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index has […]

Net speculative positions of CFTC as of 19.12.2017

Commerce Commission Commodity Futures (CFTC) provides a breakdown of net positions of speculative traders of US futures markets. The data correspond to the positions held primarily by participants in futures markets in New York and Chicago. The data are indicative of market sentiment and very speculative traders use them in making decisions about opening position.

ECB Rate-Hike Pricing Looks the Most Bullish in Two Years

The battle between hawks and doves on Europe’s policy normalization is set to intensify in 2018. Continued strong economic growth may increase speculation of a shift in the European Central Bank’s forward guidance for a definitive end to its bond-buying stimulus. That has led to money-market pricing for 2019 interest-rate rises looking the most hawkish […]

Expiring Forex options today at 14:00 GMT

EUR/USD: 1.1580 (827M), 1.1600-10 (2.3BLN), 1.1650 (1.5BLN), 1.1670 (776M), 1.1700-05 (1.3BLN). EUR/CHF: 1.1550 (292M) GBP/USD: 1.3035 (191M), 1.3055-60 (427M), 1.3285-95 (327M) AUD/USD: 0.7700 (1BLN), 0.7720 (417M) USD/JPY: 113.00 (735M), 114.00 (1.2BLN), 114.25 (360M) Source: Bloomberg Pro Terminal Trader Nikolay Georgiev

FX options expiring today at 15:00 GMT

EUR/USD: 1.1600 (1.1BLN), 1.1625 (358M), 1.1650 (321M), 1.1700 (649M) USD/CHF: 0.9800 (250M), 0.9975 (275M) NZD/USD: 0.6895 (497M) GBP/USD: 1.3100 (200M), 1.3125 (211M), 1.3200 (350M). AUD/USD: 0.7685-0.7700 (420M), 0.7750 (232M), 0.7800 (400M) USD/JPY: 112.65-75 (905M), 113.00 (613M), 113.95-114.00 (694M) Trader Nikolay Georgiev

Bitcoin was set for the biggest drop in more than a month

Bitcoin was set for the biggest drop in more than a month after China’s central bank said initial coin offerings are illegal and should stop. Organizations or individuals that have raised funds through coin sales should return the money raised, the People’s Bank of China said. The decline follows an optimistic start to September as bitcoin approached $5,000 […]

Expectations for the opening of Forex market

Expectations on Opening Major Currency Pairs on Monday: EUR/USD 1.1396 USD/JPY 113.95 GBP/USD 1.2881 USD/CHF 0..9638 USD/CAD 1.2884 AUD/USD 0.7604 NZD/USD 0.7278 EUR/GBP .88486 EUR/CHF 1.0983 EUR/JPY 129.85 GBP/JPY 146.729 AUD/JPY 86.53 NZD/JPY 82.93 CAD/JPY 88.444 Trader I. Ivanov