Market Research

ForexOptionsMacro

Will volatile forex pairs in 2020 be best currencies to trade in 2021?

Given the massive forex volatility of 2020, for the New Year, it pays toreview the performance of the most volatile forex pairs to visualise the price trends and the possibility of reversals.

ForexOptionsPolitics

What happens to the franc if the US labels Switzerland a currency manipulator?

The Swiss franc is the top G10 FX riser in 2020 despite direct intervention from the SNB that could land the country labelled as a currency manipulator.

StocksOptions

A put-call ratio equal to dotcom bubble screams sell stocks! Should we listen?

The put/call ratio, a favourite contrarian indicator of options market sentiment is showing the most bullishness in 20 years. Is a big market correction coming or is this time different?

OptionsSentiment

Wall Street’s 'fear gauge' just threw up a sign of complacency

The VIX index - a measure of implied volatility in the S&P 500 just dropped below 20 in a sign of improved sentiment and arguably complacency given the uncertainty at hand.

ForexOptionsMacro

Playing the reflation trade through the Kiwi dollar

The New Zealand dollar - affectionately known as the kiwi - just hit its highest level since March 2019. The currency stands to benefit from the 'reflation trade'.  

ETFOptions

Hedge fund repeats CDS trade that netted $2.6 billion in March

Billionaire Bill Ackman the founder of hedge fund Pershing Square Capital has put on another big trade betting against corporate credit markets. What has he done?

Options

Options implied volatility can predict periods of high risk (like a contested election)

Implied volatility – a gauge of market risk – in China’s currency showed extreme risk around the US presidential election. It can be used to make forecasts.

ForexOptions

Wild election in Forex! What’s next for the Dollar?

Currencies have been all over the shot on polling day and in the hours afterwards. Financial markets and betting odds have fluctuated wildly.

Options

Covered call versus naked call option strategies

Covered and naked call options strategies are a way to express a bearish view using options. We compare the two and explain the objectives and risks

17 September 2020
ForexOptions

Central bank double trouble (BOJ & BOE)

It’s central bank double trouble – the Bank of Japan and Bank of England decide interest rates also UK catalogue retailer Next reports interim earnings.

11 September 2020
ForexOptions

EU legal action against the UK - EURGBP spike

This latest round of Brexit talks conclude today and UK GDP is released so a standout market to watch is the euro-pound exchange rate which has jumped to 5-month highs.

ForexOptionsMacro

British pound slides on Brexit risk but investors are bullish

The British pound has dropped to its lowest against the dollar in a month on renewed fears of a no deal Brexit.

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