Join Rhonda Staskow, Regional Director – Foreign Exchange for IFR Marketing Forex Watch with over 19 years experience in the Forex markets, as she discusses what’s next for the U.S. Dollar. Leveraging her considerable expertise on the financial markets, Rhonda provides her unique perspective on the U.S. dollar against the Japanese yen and the Australian dollar. Learn to trade your views on the strength or weakness of the U.S. dollar. FX Options provide you with exposure to rate movements in the global foreign currency market and can be easily traded through all options-enabled brokerage accounts. These exchange listed securities are cash-settled in U.S. dollars and have a European style exercise.

Rhonda Staskow is the Regional Director, Foreign Exchange for IFR Markets Forex Watch with over 19 years experience in the financial markets. Rhonda provides daily commentary on USD/JPY, EUR/JPY and NZD/USD for IFR Markets Forex Watch. She focuses on daily market commentary and breaking news, with special expertise in dollar bloc currencies and Japanese yen. She has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Utah along with a certificate in political science. Prior to joining IFR Markets, Rhonda worked as a corporate dealer for First Security Bank in the U.S. before moving to Australia, where she worked for State Bank Victoria (now CBA) as well as Bank of Tokyo. In Australia, while working for Thomson, she was the regional director for Asia for eight years, developing an Asian emerging market currency module for the company. Rhonda has been the regional director for IFR Markets Forex Watch in North America for the last four years. She has written for FX&MM and has been quoted in Business Week, the Australian Financial Review and Melbourne Age. She has appeared on ABN, CNN, CNBC, Reuters and Bloomberg television and has given seminars on foreign exchange throughout Asia, including Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo and Hong Kong. She currently appears on a regular basis on CNBC Asia.

Steve Meizinger is Director of Education at the International Securities Exchange. A leading expert on option trading, Steve brings over two decades of experience including over ten years as an option specialist in the trading operation of Spear, Leeds and Kellogg the nation’s largest option specialist firm. Steve has traveled extensively throughout North American teaching courses on equity, index and Forex option trading. He is a top rated instructor and author in the Options Industry Council, the US options industry’s education resource. Steve’s writings can be found across the financial industry and his work on trading and hedging using Forex options has become an industry benchmark. Steve brings together that rare mix of trading floor experience – upstairs trading and electronic exchange experience that is rare. His recent writings include contributions to StreetIQ and the AOL investment area. Steve regularly conducts 75 to a 100 option presentations a year in addition to over 100 webcasts and podcasts for all levels of investors.
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