Today had mixed signals, with the US continuing jobless claims higher than forecasted, countered with a lower than forecasted initial jobless claim and a lower 4 week average jobless claim than the previous week. In the few seconds that I had to decide which direction I believed the EUR/USD would be shocked upon release of the news, I chose a put, due to the slighlty stronger signal that the US jobless claims had improved, meaning a strengthening US Dollar. I kept the investment time low (2 minutes) so as to take the most advantage of the inital reaction to the news and to minimize the possibility of reversals, which are common when trading around news releases.