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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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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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RBNZ hike shock could be meaningful for FX, Fed

BUZZ-COMMENT-RBNZ hike shock could be meaningful for FX, Fed Feb 27 (Reuters) - To hike or not to hike? That is the question for the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, with its answer set to impact foreign exchange rates and Federal Reserve rate expectations. If the RBNZ springs a hawkish surprise and raises rates at 0100 GMT, one beneficiary beyond the New Zealand dollar could be the U.S.
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FX options wrap - USD gains lack essential FX volatility

BUZZ-FX options wrap - USD gains lack essential FX volatility Despite Tuesday's U.S. CPI beat enhancing the USD's appeal, it has failed to reignite the realised FX volatility (current and expected) upon which FX options thrive. Implied volatility has reacted accordingly - shorter-dated expiries fell after the CPI event risk premium was priced out, but there was some mild demand for 1-month expiry options due to their inclusion of March U.S.
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FX options wrap - Traders target U.S. data for more rate clues

BUZZ-FX options wrap - Traders target U.S. data for more rate clues Broader G10 FX option implied volatility had been probing new 2-year lows before Tuesday's U.S. CPI beat gave the USD a fresh boost and reignited some demand for options. Traders had been loath to waste premium while realised volatility was also trading at 2-year lows, as evidenced by the jump in overnight expiry implied volatility before U.S.
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