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FX options wrap - Risk dilemma, March BoJ, EUR/USD put, CNH low

BUZZ-FX options wrap - Risk dilemma, March BoJ, EUR/USD put, CNH low FX option implied volatility continues to probe ever new 2-year lows amid a lack of actual and expected FX realised volatility. This low FX volatility environment looks set to persist until there are signs of potential policy divergence . While impending data like Friday's U.S. NFP may offer some clues, traders face a dilemma .
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Australian dollar braces for GDP test, China stimulus risk

Australian dollar braces for GDP test, China stimulus risk SYDNEY, March 4 (Reuters) - The Australian dollar held tight ranges on Monday as data raised the risk of a negative print in the economic growth last quarter, while traders braced for the release of China's new economic targets and policy stimulus for this year. The Aussie was flat at $0.6525 AUD=D3 , having rebounded 0.4% on Friday as soft U.S.
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Australia, NZ dlrs struggle as rate risks shift dovish

Australia, NZ dlrs struggle as rate risks shift dovish By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, March 1 (Reuters) - The Australian and New Zealand dollars were ending the week in the red on Friday as the outlook for interest rates at home shifted against them, while mixed data from China offered limited support. Activity in China's service sector did pick up in February, but manufacturing remained in the doldrums and weighed on prices for Australia's commodity exports including iron ore.
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FX traders may welcome any volatility Japan creates

BUZZ-COMMENT-FX traders may welcome any volatility Japan creates Feb 29 (Reuters) - Traders struggling to make money in listless FX markets may welcome any volatility that Japan creates should it intervene to curb the "excessive volatility" that vice finance minister Masato Kanda warned against on Wednesday. Although speculation regarding a possible tightening of monetary policy in Japan created volatility - and boosted the yen - in December, that speculation has been undone by the continuation
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Australia, NZ dollars unloved as markets say goodbye to rate hikes

Australia, NZ dollars unloved as markets say goodbye to rate hikes By Wayne Cole SYDNEY, Feb 29 (Reuters) - The New Zealand dollar nursed losses on Thursday as markets priced out almost any chance of further rate hikes at home, while its Australian cousin drew little inspiration from mixed economic data. The kiwi dollar was huddled at $0.6092 NZD=D3 , having shed 1.2% on Wednesday after the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) sounded decidedly less hawkish on rates.
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