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 (15:00 GMT).

Here are the key options expiring today:

1.2300 (EUR 2.7bln), 1.2400 (EUR 2bln), 1.2430 (EUR 500m), 1.2450 (EUR 572m), 1.2500 (EUR 866m), 1.2500/05 (EUR 1.3bln), 1.2525 (EUR 1bln), 1.2600 (1.7bln);

USD/JPY: 116.50 (USD 1bln), 117.00 (USD 1.2bln), 117.65 (USD 1.5bln), 117.85/118.00 (USD 1.8bln);

NZD/USD: 0.7720 (NZD 250m);

EUR/CHF: 1.2010 (EUR 350m);

EUR/GBP: 0.7850 (EUR 770m), 0.7905 (EUR 400m);

EUR/JPY:147.50 (EUR 750m).

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