Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. The mere expectation or rumor of a central bank foreign exchange intervention might be enough to stabilize a currency. However, aggressive intervention might be used several times each year in countries with a dirty float currency regime. Central banks do not always achieve their objectives. The combined resources of the market can easily overwhelm any central bank. 67 Several scenarios of this nature were seen in the 1992-93 European Exchange Rate Mechanism collapse, and in more recent times in Asia.
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Another way of using straddles involves fundamental announcements. A lot of these events cause rapid price movement, yet the direction of moves after number releases is notoriously difficult to predict. Particularly popular among traders are FED interest rate announcements and unemployment data release. These are also times when a great deal if indecision is present, resulting in both legs of straddle being stopped out. In spite of its popularity, this is perhaps the worst way of using straddles.
Turnover of exchange-traded foreign exchange futures and options has grown rapidly in recent years, reaching $166 billion in April 2010 (double the turnover recorded in April 2007). As of April 2016, exchange-traded currency derivatives represent 2% of OTC foreign exchange turnover. Foreign exchange futures contracts were introduced in 1972 at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and are actively traded compared to most other futures contracts.
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