Binary Options Weekly February 23-27 2015


The week of February 23rd, brings 16 new market events for forex binary traders. Pay special attention to the U.S. New Home Sales on Wednesday, may have an effect on the USD/JPY.

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

  1. German Ifo Business Climate: Published on Monday at 09:00 GMT. The market expects a score of 107.4. If the outcome is 108.0 or more, CALL on EUR/USD. If the result is 106.1 or less, PUT option on NZD/EUR.
  2. U.K. CBI Realized Sales: Monday, 11:00. Exp. 42. 45 or more, CALL GBP/USD. 36 or less, PUT GBP/USD.
  3. U.S. Existing Home Sales: Monday, 15:00. Exp. 5.03M. 5.05M or more, CALL USD/GBP. 5.01M or less, PUT USD/GBP.
  4. Swiss Employment Level: Tuesday, 08:15. Exp. 4.22M. 4.25M or more, PUT USD/CHF. 4.20M or less, CALL USD/CHF.
  5. Euro Zone Final CPI: Tuesday, 10:00. Exp. -0.6%. –0.3% or higher CALL EUR/USD. –0.9% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  6. U.S. CB Consumer Confidence: Tuesday, 15:00. Exp. 99.6. 103.2 or more CALL USD/JPY. 99.2 or less, PUT USD/JPY.
  7. U.K. BBA Mortgage Approvals: Wednesday, 09:30. Exp. 36.2K. 36.7K or more CALL GBP/USD. 35.2K or less, PUT GBP/USD.
  8. U.S. New Home Sales: Wednesday, 15:00. Exp. 477K. 484K or more CALL USD/GBP. 473K or less, PUT USD/GBP.
  9. New Zealand Trade Balance: Wednesday, 21:45. Exp. -157M. -150M or more CALL NZD/USD. -170M or less, PUT NZD/USD.
  10. Australian Private Capital Expenditure: Thursday, 00:30. Exp. -1.3%. 0.4% or higher CALL AUD/USD. -1.5% or lower, PUT AUD/USD.
  11. German Unemployment Change: Thursday, 08:55. Exp. -10K. -7K or more PUT EUR/USD. –12K or less, CALL EUR/USD.
  12. U.K. Second Estimate GDP: Thursday, 09:30. Exp. 0.5%. 0.7% or higher CALL GBP/USD. 0.3% or lower, PUT GBP/USD.
  13.  U.S. Unemployment Claims: Thursday, 13:30. Exp. 285K. 289K or more, PUT USD/JPY. 280K or less, CALL USD/JPY.
  14. Swiss KOF Economic Barometer: Friday, 08:00. Exp. 89.1. 97.4 or more, PUT USD/CHF. 88.7 or less, CALL USD/CHF.
  15. U.S. Prelim GDP: Friday, 13:30. Exp. 2.1%. 2.8% or higher CALL USD/JPY. 1.7% or lower, PUT USD/JPY.
  16. U.S. Pending Home Sales: Friday, 15:00. Exp. 2.5%. 2.8% or higher CALL USD/JPY. –4.0% or lower, 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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