Binary Options Weekly May 12-16 2014


The week of May 12th, brings 14 new market events. Pay special attention to the U.S. Federal Budget Balance Monday, may have an effect on the USD/JPY.

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

  1. Japanese Current Account: Published on Monday at 02:30 GMT. The market expects a score of -0.54T. If the outcome is 0.00T or more, PUT USD/JPY. If the result is -0.62T or less, CALL option on USD/JPY.
  2. Swiss Retail Sales: Monday, 08:15. Exp. 1.9%. 2.3% or higher, PUT USD/CHF. 0.8% or lower, CALL USD/CHF.
  3. U.S. Federal Budget Balance: Monday, 19:00. Exp. 112.6B. 116.5B or more, CALL USD/JPY. -40.5B or less, PUT USD/JPY.
  4. German ZEW Economic Sentiment: Tuesday, 10:00. Exp. 41.3. 43.6 or more CALL EUR/USD. 40.9 or less, PUT EUR/USD.
  5. New Zealand Retail Sales: Tuesday, 23:45. Exp. 0.9%. 1.3% or higher CALL NZD/USD. 0.7% or lower, PUT NZD/USD.
  6. Euro-Zone Industrial Production: Wednesday, 10:00. Exp. -0.3%. 0.3% or higher CALL EUR/USD. -0.5% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  7. U.S. PPI: Wednesday , 13:30. Exp. 0.2%. 0.6% or higher CALL USD/JPY. 0.1% or lower, PUT USD/JPY.
  8. German Prelim GDP: Thursday, 07:00. Exp. 0.7%. 0.8% or higher CALL EUR/USD. 0.3% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  9. Swiss PPI: Thursday, 08:15. Exp. 0.3%. 0.5% or higher PUT USD/CHF. -0.1% or lower, CALL USD/CHF.
  10. U.S. Unemployment Claims: Thursday, 13:30. Exp. 321K. 324K or more, PUT USD/JPY. 317K or less, CALL USD/JPY.
  11. U.S. Philly Fed Manufacturing Index: Thursday, 15:00. Exp. 13.9. 17.4 or more CALL USD/JPY. 13.4 or less, PUT USD/JPY.
  12. French Prelim Non-Farm Payrolls: Friday , 07:45. Exp. -0.1%. 0.2% or higher CALL EUR/USD. -0.2% or lower, PUT EUR/USD.
  13. U.S. Building Permits: Friday, 13:30. Exp. 1.01M. 1.04M or more CALL USD/JPY. 0.99M or less, PUT USD/JPY.
  14. U.S. Prelim UoM Consumer Sentiment: Friday, 14:55. Exp. 84.7. 85.1 or more CALL USD/JPY. 83.7 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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