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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: Deploy Diagonal Debit Call Spreads To Hedge USD/CAD Puzzling Swings Amid Risk-On Phase

Jun 05, 2020 11:21 am UTC| Research & Analysis

USDCAD retains a softer technical undertone but dollar losses have slowed through the latter part of the week as the market digests the sharp decline in spot seen on Monday, while the major uptrend appears to be still...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

Central Banking Series

RBA Maintains Status Quo In Expansionary Mode Of Monetary Policy - Relative Values in Aussies Via Optionality

May 05, 2020 12:08 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Central Banks

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left its monetary policy unchanged this morning, but changed the rules for some collateral to assist with financing conditions on the capital markets. In its main scenario the RBA...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: Quick Run Through On Beta Analysis And A Vol Spread

Mar 23, 2020 09:05 am UTC| Research & Analysis

EURUSD vols have been a notable casualty of the recent market gyrations resulting in USDPLN EURUSD ATM vol spread at 2-sigma low (basis 1-yr lookback window), a defensive dislocation worth fading, given the attractive...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: BoC’s Rate Cuts on Cyclical Effects of Covid-19 - USD/CAD Risk-Off Call Ratio Spread

Mar 17, 2020 13:15 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Economy

Over the weekend, the Bank of Canada cut its key interest rate by another 50 bp, after it had lowered its key interest rate from 1.75% to 1.25% at its regular meeting. The BoC also said that it was ready to take further...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

Chinese Yuan Looks Vulnerable On Three Key Drivers - Deploy USD/CNH Debit Call Spreads To Hedge Trios

Mar 16, 2020 14:12 pm UTC| Research & Analysis Investing

FX analysis has become very difficult as nobody could predict what would happen in the next day morning. All the surprises related to China come through different channels. First, the China data dump released this...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

FxWirePro: EUR/USD’s Flurry of Bearish Patterns Likely To Drag Major Downtrend In Sloping Channel – Trading & Hedging Setup

Mar 16, 2020 04:25 am UTC| Technicals

EURUSD has formed back to back shooting star, gravestone doji and hanging man pattern candles. Shooting star has occurred at 1.1401 Gravestone doji has occurred at 1.1402 Hanging man patterns have occurred at ...

FX Hedging Strategy Series

A Run Through on Asian FX-Bloc And Derivatives Strategies

Jan 09, 2020 13:52 pm UTC| Research & Analysis

Yesterday, Asia was poised for a muted open given the relatively calm price action in the G7 markets. This calm was decisively shattered as news filtered through that Iran launched a missile attack on an Iraq base hosting...

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Economy

Foot Locker to exit Hong Kong, Macau while restructuring SE Asia presence

US footwear retailer Foot Locker will withdraw from Hong Kong and Macau while letting its distributor in Indonesia and the Philippines, MAP Active, take over its operations in Singapore and Malaysia The footwear giant...

LVMH hopes to sell more Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Fendi, Bulgari products in S. Korean department stores

LVMH Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault met with top executives of three South Korean department stores to discuss potential partnerships as the French luxury empire is seeking to boost its presence in the country. The...

Arla opens 1,620 MW solar power plant in Poland following Ukraine-war-induced power cuts

Arla Foods has opened a 1,620 MWh per year solar power plant in its repackaging facility in Tychowo, Poland, providing 85 percent of the sites energy consumption. The company invested 3 million in the solar power...

SsangYong Motor renamed KG Mobility after emerging from bankruptcy

SsangYong Motor Co. has been struggling for years before it declared bankruptcy and underwent restructuring. It was also put up for sale in an attempt to save the company, and it succeeded after facing many issues. Now,...

McDonald’s to offer 'one of most Japanese' items ever: Strawberry Daifuku Pie

McDonalds is releasing what is described as one of their most Japanese items ever the Strawberry Daifuku Pie. The new pie has strawberry daifuku, a tremendously popular sweet in Japan, as a filling for the McDonalds...

Politics

Russia-Ukraine war: Zelenskyy visits troops near Bakhmut

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visited Ukrainian troops stationed near the key city of Bakhmut in eastern Ukraine. The visit comes amidst continued fighting for control of the city, the bloodiest since Russia...

South China Sea: Philippines president says new military bases under US agreement 'scattered' around the country

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the additional military bases under the countrys defense agreement with the United States would be in various parts of the Philippines. The US was granted access to four...

Russia-Ukraine war: Blinken calls on ICC members to comply with arrest warrant for Putin

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on countries that are members of the International Criminal Court to comply with the courts arrest warrant for Russian leader Vladimir Putin. This follows the courts...

Russia-Ukraine war: Wagner chief says Ukraine is planning offensive

The leader of the Russian Wagner mercenary group warned the Russian defense minister that Ukrainian forces were planning an offensive that would aim to cut off his fighters from the rest of the Russian troops. The warning...

Science

Hellmann’s testing temperature-detecting smart jars to reduce food waste

Unilevers Hellmanns is testing a smart jar with a label using temperature-sensitive ink that changes to reveal a hidden layer when in an environment below 5C. The innovative smart jar is part of Hellmanns efforts to...

S. Korea’s sleep-inducing lettuce to be grown in Australia

A South Korean lettuce variety called heukharang or black harang, which serves as a natural treatment for insomnia is set for cultivation in Australia. Jeollanamdo Agricultural Research Extension Services (JARES)...

How amateur scientists are still helping make important discoveries

What images does science conjure up in your mind? You may well be visualising a laboratory, equations scrawled on a blackboard. Figures are surrounded by glassware filled with coloured liquids. Maybe someone, with...

Drinking Coke, Pepsi could increase testicle size, testosterone level: study

A study by the Northwest Minzu University in China has revealed that drinking Coca-Cola and Pepsi can lead to larger testicles and higher testosterone levels. The university was determining the impact of carbonated...

Japanese tourism startup Iwaya Gikento offer balloon rides into ‘space’

Japanese startup Iwaya Giken is launching a space tourism business to take sightseers on balloon rides 25 kilometers into the stratosphere Iwaya Giken noted that while passengers need not undergo special training to...

Technology

Kraft Heinz to tap AB InBev's BEES e-commerce platform to boost biz in Mexico, Colombia, Peru

Kraft Heinz will use AB InBevs BEES e-commerce platform to increase distribution points and expand the number of items available to retailers in Mexico, Colombia, and Peru. The deal, according to the Heinz Baked Beans...

Panera Bread adds Amazon palm recognition scanner to its stores

Panera Bread, an American chain store of bakery-café fast-casual restaurants, announced it would be adding Amazon Ones contactless technology to its 200 stores across the country. Amazon also said that the bakery is...

Logitech expands retail reach in Singapore with Watsons rollout

Logitech and Watsons are collaborating to sell lifestyle and technology items in-store throughout Singapore. Watsons will sell Logitechs K380 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard, Pebble Wireless Mouse M350, Lift Vertical...

Samsung to invest $230 billion in building mega chip cluster

Samsung Electronics will invest $230 billion over the next 20 years chip-making mega cluster, which will be established in Gyeonggi Province by 2042. Samsungs five new semiconductor plants would anchor South Koreas...

Samsung steals Xiaomi’s crown in India’s smartphone market

Samsung Electronics took a 20 percent market share in India in the last quarter of 2022 to take the top spot in the worlds second-biggest market for devices over erstwhile leader Xiaomi Corp., who had an 18 percent market...
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