Currency Analyst since 2010

Key option levels

FXBAZOOKA.com - Market prices tend to move towards the strike price at the time large vanilla options (ordinary put and call options) expire. It happens (all things equal) as each side of the deal seeks to hedge its risk exposure. This action is most noticeable ahead of 10 a.m. New York time when the majority of options expire (14:00 GMT).

Here are the key options expiring today:

EUR/USD: 1.2450 (EUR 401m), 1.2475/80 (EUR 923m), 1.2500/15 (EUR 930m), 1.2530-50 (EUR 700m);

USD/JPY: 116.50 (USD 2.5bln), 116.60 (USD 400m), 117.10 (USD 530m), 117.75/80 (USD 1.2bln);

USD/CAD: 1.1170/90 (USD 400m), 1.1250 (USD 301m);

AUD/USD: 0.8500 (AUD 750m), 0.8535 (AUD 500m), 0.8650 (AUD 554m);

EUR/JPY: 145.80.

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