VIX Spike Wanted to Spur Forex Volatility
Volatility Evaluation and Speaking Factors:
- Bond Market Volatility Surges on Fuelling Fed Fee Lower Guess
- Fairness Market Volatility Potential Catalyst to Spur Forex Market Volatility
- Japanese Yen Shopping for over EM and Commodity Currencies When VIX Jumps
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Bond Market Volatility Surges on Fuelling Fed Fee Lower Guess
Over the previous week, volatility throughout the charges market has surged because the Federal Reserve opened the door to a extra accommodative stance, which in flip has seen an aggressive rise in Fed price lower bets with 68bps value of easing priced in by the year-end. Alongside this, the rising considerations over the US-China commerce battle has additionally fueled demand for US treasuries. Nevertheless, regardless of the sizeable drop in US yields, the USD has held up comparatively effectively compared with the surge in price volatility (highest since 2016) failing to spill-over into FX markets as 1-month implied vols stay comparatively muted.
Vice Chair Clarida: “Attune to potential financial dangers that would name for extra accommodative stance” (Could 30th)
Bullard: “Interest rate cut may be warranted soon on trade and inflation risks” (June 3rd)
Fed Chair Powell: “Fed will act as appropriate to sustain expansion” (June 4th)
Brainard: “Prepared to adjust policy to sustain expansion” (June 5th)
Fairness Market Volatility Potential Catalyst to Spur Forex Market Volatility
That mentioned, on condition that fairness market has additionally lagged the pick-up in bond volatility, this maybe explains why foreign money volatility has been comparatively muted, as such, focus could be on for a leap within the VIX earlier than we see a spill-over into FX markets. In flip, it’s helpful to notice which currencies are most impacted to an increase within the VIX.
Japanese Yen Shopping for over EM and Commodity Currencies When VIX Jumps
As proven by the graph beneath, when searching for an increase within the VIX to stir foreign money volatility, strategic performs are finest seen by safe-havens such because the Japanese Yen and Swiss Franc in opposition to rising markets (ZAR, KRW, TWD) and oil delicate currencies (CAD, NOK, RUB).
Supply: DailyFX, Refinitiv. (1yr correlation between FX pairs and the VIX)
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