Fewer options in 2001 | A Risk survey

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The events of September 11 coupled with fewer mergers and acquisition (M&A) deals and a drop in foreign exchange volatility made 2001 a depressed year for the foreign exchange options market. Risk’s third annual forex options survey shows a decline of $1.1 trillion in options volumes over 12 currency pairs among the 13 dealers that participated in the survey. Volumes dropped from $13,011 billion in 2000 to $11,876 billion in 2001. A further $199 billion of forex options was traded on other c

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