FX options volumes surged last week amid market panic

USD/JPY options traded volumes highest since at least the start of 2018

Foreign exchange options traders piled into bets on two key currency pairs last week, pushing volumes to record highs amid surging FX market volatility and uncertainty over the economic impact of the coronavirus.  

Weekly notional volumes in vanilla EUR/USD and USD/JPY options totalled $119.6 billion and $105.6 billion, respectively, for the week ending February 28, according to data from the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation’s (DTCC) trade repository. 

The EUR/USD trading was the

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