Protecting against losses while making gains

Background: According to the latest Bank for International Settlements survey (BIS), FX option usage nearly doubled from $60 billion in daily averages in April 2001 to $117 billion in April 2004. It's not hard to work out why: FX option strategies allow hedgers to both protect against currency losses while allowing some form of participation in currency gains. Here we present a couple of ways to hedge against further CAD appreciation against the USD.

The CAD has been one of the strongest major

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