Monday, August 22, 2016

USD/JPY drop to 95 is "a serious risk,"

An imminent USD/JPY drop to 95 is "a serious risk," says Societe Generale options strategist Olivier Korber. As protection, he advises buying a 6-week put strike at 97, with a knock-out at 93, where the loss is limited to the premium but the option is cancelled if USD/JPY hits 93. "USD/JPY currently presents a very assymetric profile, with the next move likely to be either a small bounce or a sharp break towards 95." Although Societe Generale is bullish USD/JPY medium-term, a "patient" Federal Reserve could leave the dollar under pressure, while the Bank of Japan may struggle to fight JPY strength, says SocGen. USD/JPY trades at 100.43