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:

1.2400 (EUR 2bln), 1.2450 (EUR 1bln), 1.2475 (EUR 1bln), 1.2550 (EUR 642m);

GBP/USD: 1.5800 (GBP 791m);

USD/JPY: 117.75 (USD 300m), 118.75;

USD/CHF: 0.9500 (USD 604m), 0.9525, 0.9650 (USD 445m);

AUD/USD: 0.8500 (AUD 390m), 0.8550 (AUD 1bln);

NZD/USD: 0.8000 (NZD 1.4bln);

EUR/GBP: 0.7750, 0.7900;

EUR/JPY: 148.00.



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