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USD/JPY pair trading with risk - SocGen

FXStreet (Delhi) – Research Team at Societe Generale, suggest that the USD/JPY technicals appear bearish, but downside volatility is cheap given the disconnection between the spot and the skew.

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“The US soft patch is causing dollar longs to be unwound, and unchanged BoJ policy on 30 October would trigger the asymmetric USD/JPY bearish risk.”

“Normalisation of the current dislocation between USD/JPY and Nikkei would pressure the FX rate to mean-revert to 116, according to cointegration analysis. We recommend buying a 2M ‘appearing put spread’. The cost is marginally higher than a standard put spread strikes 118/117, but provides downside exposure until 115.

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