- December 5, 2018
- Posted by: Trading
- Category: News
The AUD/USD fell more than 50 pips earlier today after the ABS reported a sharp slowdown in Australia’s growth rate in the September quarter.
Further, the dismal GDP reading seems to have put a bid under the AUD puts. This is evident from the drop in the one-month 25 delta risk reversals (AUD1MRR) to one-week low of -0.825 from yesterday’s level of -0.70.
The negative number indicates the implied volatility premium or demand for the AUD puts is higher than that for calls. So, a drop from -0.70 to -0.825 indicates the demand or value for put options has increased today.
Simply put, the investors are adding bets to position for a weakness in the AUD.