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Forex: The World Cup Effect

Analyzing the effect the World Cup had on Latin American forex trading


JULY, 2010 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. World Cup   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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