Forex Options

FX Options Market Combined Volume Expiries for 1St July 2020

Thank you for visiting the Forex Academy FX Options market combined volume expiries section. Each day, where available, we will bring you notable maturities in FX Options of amounts of $100 million-plus, and where these large combined maturities at specified currency exchange rates often have a magnetic effect on price action, especially in the hours leading to their maturities, which happens daily at 10.00 AM Eastern time. This is because the big institutional players hedge their positions accordingly. Each option expiry should be considered ‘in-play’ with a good chance of a strike if labelled in red, still in play and a possible strike if labelled in orange and ‘out of play’ and an unlikely strike if labelled in blue, with regard to the likelihood of price action meeting the strike price at maturity.



FX option expiries for July 1 NY cut at 10:00 Eastern Time, via DTCC, can be found below.

– EUR/USD: EUR amounts

  • 1.1180 593m
  • 1.1220 625m
  • 1.1270 1.4bn
  • 1.1350 968m

EURUSD pair is failing to find the bid tone which accelerated it up and away from the 1.1200 level yesterday. Price action is muted and consolidating before the next trend develops. Euro-area data and US data including FOMC Minutes may help to find the next push. The 1.1220 option maturity remains in-play and the most likely candidate.

– GBP/USD: GBP amounts

  • 1.2400 503m

GBPUSD pair is maintaining its bid tone from yesterday. The 1.1200 option expiry is well within range. US data out later will play a role in the next direction.

– USD/JPY: USD amounts

  • 107.30 405m

USDJPY pair is oversold on the one-hour chart. But the push higher from yesterday may have resulted in some profit-taking. The 107.30 option maturity is in play. US data out later will play a role in the next direction.

– NZD/USD: NZD amounts

  • 0.6430 802m
  • 0.6450 870m

Yesterday’s break out to the upside of a narrow consolidation range for the NZDUSD pair on the one-hour chart went nowhere. Expected muted price action until the US data out later.


As you can see on the charts, we have also plotted the expiration levels at the various exchange rate maturities and we have also labelled in red, orange and blue.  Therefore, if you see option expiry exchange rates labelled in red these should be considered in-play, because we believe there is a greater chance of the expiry maturing at these levels based on technical analysis at the time of writing. There is still a lesser possibility of a strike if they are in orange and so these are ‘in-play’ too. However, if we have labelled them in blue, they should be considered ‘not in-play’ and therefore price action would be unlikely to reach these levels, which are often referred to as Strikes, at the time of the 10 AM New York cut.

Our technical analysis is based on exchange rates which may be several hours earlier in the day and may not reflect price action at the time of the maturities. Also, we have not factored in economic data releases or keynote speeches by policymakers, or potential market volatility leading up to the cut.

Although we have added some technical analysis, we suggest you take the levels and plot them onto your own trading charts and incorporate the information into your own trading methodology in order to use the information to your advantage. Remember the higher the amount, the larger the gravitational pull towards the exchange rate maturity at 10:00 AM Eastern time.

 If you want to learn how forex option expiries affect price action in the spot FX market see our educational article by clicking here:

DISCLAIMER: Please note that this information is for educational purposes. Also, the maturities will look more or less likely to become a strike at 10 AM NY time due to exchange rate fluctuations resulting in a different perspective with regard to technical analysis, and also due to upcoming economic data releases for the associated pairs.


By Kevin O'Sullivan

I spent 20 years as an institutional currency broker, working at some of the best broking houses in the world and traded in Cash, Bonds, and Forward Rate Agreements.

In the early 1990's I moved into Spot FX and FX Forwards. I regularly closed deals of $25 million and sometimes up to $1 billion per ticket. Since then I act as an analyst, and commentator and have devised my own Forex educational course.

I also act as an advisor and educator for HNWI, financial institutions in the USA and want to make Forex trading available for new retail traders and seasoned professionals alike.

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