Barclays Tips Worst Of Call On Swissie

Barclays Capital is pitching EUR/CHF and USD/CHF call options amid high volatility in the U.S. dollar and euro and ultra low correlation between the Swiss franc and those currencies.

  • 17 Nov 2008

--Jeanine Prezioso

Barclays Capital is pitching EUR/CHF and USD/CHF call options amid high volatility in the U.S. dollar and euro and ultra low correlation between the Swiss franc and those currencies. The idea is being shown to hedge funds interested in volatility plays.

The strategy entails buying 2% out-of-the-money calls ...

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