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Reserve Bank of India - Restrictions on Foreign Brokers [on hold]

Did anyone check these web links from Reserve Bank of India? http://www.rbi.org.in/Scripts/BS_PressReleaseDisplay.aspx?prid=23941 ...
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Using the online broker as a currency converter

As a Canadian citizen who often needs to change back and forth between CAD and USD, the common options are usually the banks and the airports. To save on high conversion fees (a.k.a wide spreads ), ...
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What is the best way to move money to the US from Brazil?

I just got married and my wife is moving with me to the US. We have been living in Brazil together for 2 years and have some savings. What is the best way to move $10.000 to $15.000 to a US account ...
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Legality of facilitating currency exchange between private accounts

I have accounts in India and the UK. Similarly, a friend has an account in each country. If I am in need of some money in GBP, I could receive money in my UK account from my friend's UK account. I ...
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fastest way to move USD to EUR

I have the following situation wrt revenue from online business that I transact funds are coming in to my PayPal account in EUR & USD funds are coming in (currently) via a US payment provider in ...
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How to manage currency risk in international investing

Exchange rate fluctuations can wipe out or augment your return from a foreign stock investment. Is there any way to protect yourself from such risk?
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How can one take delivery on the FOREX market?

I am trying to understand a little bit about the currency market. Lets say I have $10,000 dollars in cash and I am trying to buy 8000 Euros with it. Now when I take delivery, what does that mean? Can ...
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Does a falling dollar mean doom for real estate?

The Aussie dollar has started its downward trend and is predicted to go down to USD 70 cents. I was planning on purchasing a property for myself to live in. However, members in public forums are ...
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Why the euro has been stronger than the dollar? [closed]

I do not understand the relation Dollar - Euro. The US economy has been stronger than the euro in the last 10 years. If so, why has the euro been stronger than the dollar? If I understand well, what ...
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USD destroyed in a fire

After seeing some cash destroyed in a fire in a popular Netflix TV series, I wondered what would happen if someone's cash was destroyed in a fire. Assuming you had some way to prove that the money ...
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Which currency is cheaper for another currency?

Suppose that I want to buy something in GBP (pounds). How do I determine whether which costs less: CAD (Canadian Dollars) or HKD (Hong Kong Dollars) or USD, all three of which I possess? First, ...
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How does the value of an asset (valued in two different currencies) change when the exchange rate changes?

Suppose an asset is traded on two different exchanges in different countries having different currencies. In an ideal world without transaction costs, tariffs, taxes or delivery costs etc, the price ...
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Legality of purchasing uncirculated bricks of USD

What is the legality of "purchasing" an uncirculated brick of bills similar to one like this: 100 NEW $2 Bills Uncirculated Consecutive 2009 Notes BEP Would it be possible (and cheaper) to simply ...
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Choosing currencies when using credit card on vacation

I use a Canadian Mastercard to pay at restaurants, etc. while on vacation. As a example, I recently made a transaction in Dubai, where after inserting my card and entering my PIN, I was asked about ...
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Gift tax on currency exchange with friend?

I have a friend who is moving from the UK to the US for studies. She intends to transfer her money in the UK (~20K GBP) to the US for personal maintenance. I have a brother who will be starting ...
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Is there a country currency, today, that has no coin variant? [closed]

I just received a wallet from China that I ordered and I noticed that there is no practical way to store coins in it. This made me wonder: Is there a currency in which no coins are actively used (so ...
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How do I invest in other currencies without leverage?

I am a US citizen interested in holding a small amount in another currency (euro). I would like to minimize any currency conversion fees and get a decent rate when buying the currency. I would also ...
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What is an effective way to convert large sums of US based investments to foreign currencies?

Considering the option of one day retiring to a different country (probably an EU country). I've done a good job saving for retirement in IRA/Roth/401K accounts primarily held in mutual funds and ...
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How to save money on currency conversion

I do business with a few companies in the United States, and as such, get paid in US currency for my services. I have a US account with my bank, but anytime that I make withdrawals from this account, ...
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Opening a multi-currency bank account abroad

I'm a Hungarian citizen, and currently living in Hungary. I'm planning a long holiday trip in Europe, visiting a few countries like Switzerland, UK, and Belgium. My bank account in Hungary has HUF ...
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How does the currency between countries relate

How does the currency and value of that currency in a country affect the currency and value of another country. For example whats does the following mean and how can it change: Costa Rica Colon) - ...
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Is Bitcoin a commodity or a currency [duplicate]

Bitcoin can be classified as a currency as it can be used as an medium of exchange or classified as an commodity given its speculative and volatile nature. What should we classify Bitcoin as ??
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Why certain currencies are considered safe havens in times of turmoil

Why are the Japanese Yen and the Swiss Franc are considered safe currency havens in times of turmoil, like the present crisis is Russia-Ukraine? Both these currencies have become stronger against ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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Where to categorize crypto-currencies

In Germany, crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are all over the news lately, making me aware of the fact I don't know much about them. A journalistic TV program I was watching yesterday even claimed ...
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Relation between interest rates and currency for a nation

I understand that if interest rates of a country A is higher than that of B, then that draws foreign investment from B to A thus strengthening the currency of A. In other words, a high interest rate ...
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Capitalize on a falling INR

Recently the INR has taken a beating. As an Indian retail investor, is there a way to capitalize on this? Assuming that the person is not in the export business. They are a salaried person earning ...
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How does the fluctuation in the foreign exchange market occur at the same time in all countries?

How does the fluctuation in the foreign exchange market occur at the same time in all countries? For example: If the U.S. Dollar depreciated, does it — and how — get automatically ...
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How to treat multiple currencies in global asset allocation?

Say I'm trying to diversify my portfolio along multiple asset classes and countries. Many of those assets are in different currencies. For example, I'm based in the UK and I'm evaluating a 3 asset ...
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Why is a coin an asset whereas a note is a liability on the Federal Reserve's balance sheet?

Can someone explain me why coins are assets and notes are liabilities for the U.S. Federal Reserve? I know coins are made from "precious" metals, but even notes are made from various materials too, ...
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What effect would currency devaluation have on my investments?

I am curious what effect currency devaluation has on the value of my various investments/assets. For instance, I have retirement savings in mutual funds, growth stocks, and bonds. First, let's ...
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What is the maximum amount of money I can send from the US to India per year?

I heard that there is a limit on the amount I can send. Can someone shed light on this? Also, do I have to notify the IRS if I send above a certain amount? What is the amount?
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cross-currency accounting

I am an American and pay taxes in US dollars. I have some holdings in another currency, for instance, the Euro. Obviously the funds have never been repatriated but this lack of tax event is messing ...
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Where do web sites get foreign exchange currency rate / quote information?

There are many web sites which provide the exchange rates between currencies. Where do they obtain this information? Is there any authoritative source from which they get this data? For example, ...
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How do multi-currency bank accounts work? What is the advantage?

I've recently read that banks are offering multi-currency accounts to their business customers. How do they actually work? Is it one bank account and the balance is available in, let's say for ...
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Is there a country that uses the term “dollar” for currency without also using “cents” as fractional monetary units?

I'm wondering if there exists a country that uses the specific name "dollar" for their currency, without also using the concept where 1/100 of one dollar is called a "cent". Does such a currency ...
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Am I exposed to currency risk when I invest in shares of a foreign company that are listed domestically?

If a multinational firm based in country A is listed in both country A and country B, and I invest in this firm as a resident of country B through country B's stock exchange, either through something ...
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Are there taxes for exchanging goods in a barter transaction?

For example, if I trade someone 10 apples for 10 strawberries, do I or my trading partner need to pay taxes? Do I need to pay taxes if I do business without using officially issued currencies? If ...
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International bonds, currency differences, and effect of inflation on such bonds?

Country X's national government purchases country Y's government-issued bonds. Would the bonds be issued in country Y's currency? How does inflation (of either country's currency) factor into this, ...
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What assets does the term “security” encompass?

From what I understand, the term ā€œsecurity,ā€ as used in finance, refers to equities, debt instruments (such as bonds), and derivatives based on equities and debt. Does the term encompass other ...
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Is there a generally accepted term for fractions of Currency Units?

If you imagine in the stock market prices are often quoted to many decimal places. For example: USD 27.4955 This smells like a monetary value e.g. it has a currency code and a value however it ...
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Iā€™m going to Russia. Where should I exchange my currency?

Is it better to go abroad with euros? What is the best kind of place to exchange currency?
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So the vending machine tore my $5 in pieces. What now?

I have half of the $5 swallowed by the vending machine, another half remained in my hand. Can I get my $5 back, or its all lost forever?
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To decrease spread cost with a currency account in exchange of currencies

I have bank accounts in Nordea Norway and Nordea Finland. I pay now about 2.5% spread fee in moving NOK from Nordea Norway to Nordea Finland in EUR. No other fees apply because moved between the same ...
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Good way to record currency conversion transactions in personal accounting software?

I have deep personal financial connections to two countries, with different currencies. (They happen to be Canada/CAD and USA/USD, but I don't think that's material.) I have multiple bank and ...
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How To Transfer Money Online So The Other Person In Another Country Receives It In Cash?

We all are familiar with famous international money transfer service - Western Union. Most use their locally available branches in their country to send money so the other person receives money in ...
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To minimize the spread costs in shopping in the North or Europe

I just noted that my Norwegian Nordea's Visa Debit card's spread is 2,56% when I pay my shoppings with it in Estonia: >>> a=7.33 // Google showed this course in its search by 1 EUR in ...
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Can limits be placed by a merchant on which currency notes are accepted as legal tender? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: It is legal for a retailer/store or other business to refuse $50 & $100 bills or other legal tender, e.g. pennies? Here in the USA, it seemed to be becoming more and ...
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Why are some country's currency “weaker”?

Why for example, is the Japanese Yen trading very weakly (historically)? The exchange rate between the US Dollar and Japanese Yen is 1:79.791125 but the exchange rate between the US Dollar and Thai ...
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Bank changes exchange rate of transaction

I will use hypothetical numbers, just for examples. I have account in my bank in euros (EUR). I buy something online and pay for it with dollars (USD). Lets pretend exchange rate is 1 USD = 0.5 EUR. ...