Using Optimus for trade idea generation in EURJPY

Date: 31st March, 2022

Optimus allows you to visualize the options market and make more informed trading decisions.

  • First, we look to see where the EURJPY vol surface is using Single Currency Grids.
  • Then we have a look at where the surface has been, using the Surface Evolution, Curve Evolution and Curve Change Grids.
  • Next, we examine how realized vol is performing using the Realized/Implied Volatility Grid using daily closes.
  • Then we check how it looks on an hourly basis, giving a higher weighting to the most recent data.
  • The charting tool can be used to understand what has happened over time.
  • We can also check spot and risk reversals.  We can see that they are back to where they were before the invasion.

The large move-in spot and the realized vol performance could be an argument for being long options.

Buying EUR puts could be attractive, but which to buy?

Optimus can help you decide.

Here we compare four different options with similar premium spends (we can afford a larger notional on a lower delta option for the same total premium).  The PNL and Greeks are displayed in both table and graph form.

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All tools and analytics in the blog above are available on the Optimus platform.


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