Analyzing the effect the World Cup had on Latin American forex trading
By Kevin Sollitt
When the last issue of ALI was released market conditions warranted a pause for those involved in FX markets. A timely respite has been provided by the World Cup soccer tournament, evidenced in part by a drop in implied volatility from 19 percent to 14 percent over the first couple of weeks in June.
According to wide-ranging conversations we’ve had with global partners, the stabilization of trading conditions could not have come at a better time due to the exceptionally volatile and borderline irrational behavior in FX markets during May 2010. Many have spoken of large-scale capitulation taking place, which added fuel to an already unruly fire of uncertainty & panic.
The initial cause for concern was a severe....
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