How are FX options traded?.
In finance, a foreign exchange option (commonly shortened to just FX option or currency option) is a derivative financial instrument that gives the right but not the obligation to exchange money denominated in one currency into another currency at a pre-agreed exchange rate on a specified date. Open a Saxo Bank account to trade FX Options with a leading player in the global online trading market. View our competitive rates and expert tools here. In addition, our experts run a series of webinars to help you broaden your understanding of forex and FX options trading.
An FX option foreign exchange option or currency option is a financial derivative that gives the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell a currency pair at a set price called the strike price on a specified date called the expiry date. FX options are, for the most part, fundamentally driven by the same factors that drive the underlying currency pairs, such as interest rates, inflation expectations, geopolitics and macroeconomic data such as unemployment, GDP, consumer and business confidence surveys.
There are two styles of options; European and American. The European-style option can only be exercised on the expiry date. The American-style option can be exercised at the strike price, any time before the expiry date. FX option traders can use the 'Greeks' Delta, Gamma, Theta, Rhio and Vega to judge the risks and rewards of the options price, in the same way as you would equity options.
The risk for an option buyer is limited to the cost of buying the option, called the 'premium'. An option buyer has theoretically unlimited profit potential. Conversely, for an option seller the risk is potentially unlimited, but the profit is fixed at the premium received. FX option contracts are typically traded through the over-the-counter OTC market so are fully customisable and can expire at any time. In the spot options market, when you buy a 'call', you also buy a 'put' simultaneously.
FX options are also available through regulated exchanges which are options on FX futures, in which case it is simply a call or a put. These offer a multitude of expirations and quoting options with standardised maturities. When traded on an exchange, FX options are typically available in ten currency pairs, all involving the US dollar, and are cash settled in dollars.
One of the most common reasons for using FX options is for short-term hedges of spot FX or foreign stock market positions.
There are many bullish, bearish and even neutral strategies that can be implemented with options contracts. Spread strategies that are used in equity options can also be used with FX options, including vertical spreads, straddles, condors and butterflies.
An FX option can either be bought or sold. If you are bullish on the base currency then you should buy calls or sell puts, conversely if you are bearish you should buy puts or sell calls.
These announcements were part of FX Networks' plans to further distinguish itself from the "sameness" of free-to-air television and its "endless imitators" on subscription TV. The channel also broadcasts theatrically released feature films from network sister company 20th Century Fox and other film studios such as Sony Pictures Entertainment , Universal Pictures , and Paramount Pictures , which take up much of FX's primetime and the majority of its weekend schedules.
From the late s to the mids, the acquired programs which FX broadcast consisted largely of series originally broadcast on Fox between the late s and the s such as That '70s Show , Married As a result, FX covered several races in the series then known as the Busch Series and Winston Cup including the All-Star Race , as well as select qualifying and final practice sessions.
In , FX obtained partial pay-TV rights to Major League Baseball games; the channel initially aired game telecasts on Monday nights, before moving them to Saturday nights in Starting with the season, FX also obtained rights to games from the MLB Division Series , the only playoff round to which Fox did not hold television rights. In the fall of , FX began broadcasting Big 12 , Conference USA and Pac college football games on Saturdays mainly primetime games, with some daytime games mixed in , as part of Fox Sports' broadcasting contracts with the three conferences.
Also on March 5, FX aired a Bundesliga match between that league's top two teams Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund to provide wider distribution of the fixture, as Fox, FS1, and FS2 all had sporting commitments of their own at the time of the match and the match was to air on the little-distributed Fox Soccer Plus which does not have carriage on numerous TV providers. Because this was Fox's first year of coverage of Germany's top soccer league and Bayern and Borussia are the two most successful Bundesliga teams and have an intense rivalry known as Der Klassiker , Fox wanted to give the game wider distribution, and so the game was moved to FX in a last-minute decision.
In June , FX continued its broadcast of sports with the airing of three games from the Copa América Centenario in order to gain a wider viewing audience for the selected teams.
Movies from Fox prior to its launch, the channel was originally named "Fox Movie Studio"  Originally launched as a spinoff of FX, the channel focused on feature films from the 20th Century Fox film library from the s to the s along with a few other film studios.
On January 1, , Fox Movie Channel's programming was divided into two hour blocks: Eastern Time, was a commercial-free block retaining the older movies from the 20th Century Fox library. Another block, from 3: Eastern Time and a very largely advertiser-supported version, carried an expanded slate of more recent feature films from Fox and some of the other film studios, which were targeted at audiences between the ages of 12 and Aimed at young men in the age range, FXX is a pay television channel that launched on September 2, , replacing the sports-oriented Fox Soccer ;   FXX is a general entertainment channel that primarily focuses on comedies whereas FX focuses primarily on drama series and films, although FX and FXX do not maintain the same genre-exclusive format as TBS and TNT as FX continues to carry sitcoms and comedic films, while FXX carries a limited selection of dramatic series and films ; its programming includes original and acquired comedy series, some feature films and drama series.
Kamau Bell were shifted over to FXX. At its launch, most providers that have agreements to carry FXX have placed the channel in extra-cost sports packages despite being a general entertainment service as an artifact of carriage deals with the previous holder of FXX's channel space, Fox Soccer, though this is expected to be rectified over time.
FX Now is a website for desktop computers , as well as an application for smartphones and tablet computers , along with Windows It allows subscribers of participating pay television providers such as Time Warner Cable and Comcast Xfinity numerous viewing options:.
The channel is divided into four services: The FX channel in Latin America, is intended almost entirely aimed at a male audience, as a counterpart of Fox Life , created for the female viewers. It is mainly relegated to air television series from Fox, while movies are relegated to FXM. It is also available on the Teledünya and Tivibu digital platforms.
FX began broadcasting a p HD channel in , which is available on the majority of pay television providers. In June , the year-old actress Olivia de Havilland filed a lawsuit against FX Networks and producer Ryan Murphy for inaccurately portraying her and using her likeness without permission.
On Monday March 26, a California appeals court threw out the lawsuit on first amendment ground. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the American television channel launched in List of programs broadcast by FX. TV by the Numbers. Retrieved July 21, Archived from the original on July 19, Retrieved July 28, New York Daily News. Retrieved August 25, Has This Season Saved the Show? Archived from the original on February 2, We Don't Need No Box".
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