FX option expiries for Mar 3 NY cut

Foreign exchange (FX) options are contracts that give the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a currency pair at a predetermined exchange rate on or before a specific date. These derivatives contracts are widely used by companies and investors to hedge against currency risk and to speculate on the future direction of foreign exchange rates.

When trading FX options, it’s important to keep an eye on option expiries, as these can have a significant impact on the market. Option expiries refer to the date and time at which an option contract expires, and if the price of the underlying asset (in this case, a currency pair) is above or below the strike price (the predetermined exchange rate) at the expiry time, the option may be exercised and the trader will either buy or sell the currency pair at the agreed-upon exchange rate.

To keep track of FX option expiries, traders often use information provided by the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), which is a clearinghouse that provides a centralized platform for the settlement of derivatives trades. The DTCC publishes a daily list of option expiries for major currency pairs, and this information can be used to help inform trading decisions.

Here are the FX option expiries for March 3 at 10:00 Eastern Time, as reported by the DTCC:

– EUR/USD: EUR amounts
– 1.0500 1.8b
– 1.0550 577m
– 1.0595 2.2b
– 1.0625 893m
– 1.0675 969m
– 1.0700 1.8b

– GBP/USD: GBP amounts
– USD/JPY: USD amounts
– AUD/USD: AUD amounts
– USD/CAD: USD amounts
– NZD/USD: NZD amounts

These figures represent the notional amount of the option contract, which is the amount of currency that the option contract covers. For example, a EUR/USD FX option with an expiry of March 3 and a notional amount of 1.8 billion euros at an exchange rate of 1.0500 means that the holder of the option has the right to buy or sell 1.8 billion euros at a rate of 1.0500 per euro on or before March 3.

It’s important to note that not all option contracts are exercised, and many traders use options as a way to hedge against potential losses or to speculate on the direction of the market without committing to a large position. Option expiries can still have an impact on the market, however, as traders may adjust their positions before the expiry time to avoid potential losses or to take advantage of market movements.

In general, option expiries can be a useful tool for FX traders to help inform their trading decisions and to stay abreast of potential market movements. By keeping an eye on option expiries and understanding how they can impact the market, traders can better position themselves to succeed in the fast-paced world of FX trading.


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