Binary Options Weekly August 11-15 2014


The week of August 11th, brings 13 new market events. Pay special attention to the German ZEW Economic Sentiment on Tuesday, may have an effect on the EUR/USD.

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Let’s review the events. All times are GMT.

  1. Japanese Tertiary Industry Activity: Published on Monday at 00:50 GMT. The market expects a score of 0.2%. If the outcome is 1.1% or higher, PUT USD/JPY. If the result is 0.1% or lower, CALL option on USD/JPY.
  2. Swiss Retail Sales: Monday, 08:15. Exp. 0.7%. 0.9% or higher, PUT USD/CHF. -0.9% or lower, CALL USD/CHF.
  3. Canadian Housing Starts: Monday, 13:15. Exp. 194K. 200K or more, PUT USD/CAD. 192K or less, CALL USD/CAD.
  4. Australian HPI: Tuesday, 02:30. Exp. 1.1%. 1.9% or higher CALL AUD/USD. 0.7% or lower, PUT AUD/USD.
  5. German ZEW Economic Sentiment: Tuesday, 10:00. Exp. 18.2. 29.8 or more CALL EUR/USD. 17.7 or less, PUT EUR/USD.
  6. Australian Wage Price Index: Wednesday, 02:30. Exp. 0.8%. 0.9% or higher CALL AUD/USD. 0.5% or lower  PUT AUD/USD.
  7. Euro Zone Industrial Production: Wednesday, 10:00. Exp. 0.5%. 0.8% or higher  CALL EUR/USD. -1.3% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  8. New Zealand Retail Sales: Wednesday, 23:45. Exp. 1.0%. 1.2% or higher CALL NZD/USD. 0.5% or lower, PUT NZD/USD.
  9. Japanese Core Machinery Order: Thursday, 00:50. Exp. 15.5%. 19.1% or higher PUT USD/JPY. –20.4% or lower, CALL USD/JPY.
  10. German Prelim GDP: Thursday, 07:00. Exp. -0.1%. 0.9% or higher, CALL EUR/USD. –0.2% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  11. U.S. Unemployment Claims: Thursday, 13:30. Exp. 307K. 309K or more, PUT USD/JPY. 284K or less, CALL USD/JPY.
  12. U.K. Second Estimate GDP: Friday, 09:30. Exp. 0.8%. 0.9% or higher, CALL GBP/USD. 0.7% or lower, PUT GBP/USD.
  13. U.S. Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment: Friday, 14:55. Exp. 82.7. 83.1 or more CALL USD/JPY. 81.0 or less, PUT USD/JPY.

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These expected market reactions and setups are general market commentary. This is by no means any type of investment advice.

Quick explanations:

CALL options – if the price closes at a higher level than the price you purchased at expiry time, you make 75%. If it closes below, you’re left with 10%.
PUT options – if the price closes under the price you purchased at expiry time, you make 75%. If it closes above, you’re left with 10%.

The data for these news events has been analyzed given previous releases and reactions, current market conditions and more. Significant surprises to market consensus, as given by surveys of economists, normally trigger sharp market reactions that proceed for a long period of time. When some events collide with each other, they can offset each other. So, these events aren’t in the list.

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