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Currency forecasts for ordinary people

I'm in a situation where I earn money in one country and have debts in another, and/or intend to relocate there eventually. Thus, at some point I'll have to transfer my earnings to another currency. I ...
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How do I find a broker that is good at providing forex trading (i.e. foreign exchange / currency)?

How do I find a broker that is good at providing forex trading (i.e. foreign exchange / currency)? Where should I look to learn about what brokers have in terms of brokerage, leverage, and software ...
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How to withdraw money from currency account without having to lose so much to currency conversion?

I'm trying to withdraw some money from Barclays currency account, but I don't know how without losing so much on the unfair conversion rate. For example, I've found the following rates (as per ...
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How can I diversify investments across currencies in ISA?

Is it possible to diversify investment in ISA by buying foreign currency, funds denominated in other currency than GBP, or other investment product that can hedge GBP value moves?
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Starting with Stocks or Forex?

I'm interested in both of the above, and had been reading about them for the past year and so. Now I'm finally going to invest money in stocks. But it's been brought to my attention that I there are ...
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How to avoid/limit currency exchange fees?

I live in the US, work in the US, and have a US bank account (Wells Fargo). I've often been travelling into Canada as of late, and I find the conversion fees are quite expensive when I use my credit ...
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USA: Foreign currency savings, trades and tax implications

I have a question on the tax implications on my foreign currency savings and currency trades. I moved to the USA in 2014 on an 3-year visa and am tax resident for part of the year. Following my move I ...
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Stock portfolio value & profit in foreign currency

Currently, I'm implementing currency exchange feature, for a stock market portfolio app. I had faced the following obstacle. In 2008, I bought a stock priced USD 1, using currency MYR. 1 USD is 3 ...
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How do currency markets work? What factors are behind why currencies go up or down?

How do currency markets work? What factors are behind why currencies go up or down? What roles do governments, central banks, institutions, and traders have in the process?
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Ripped plastic Canadian currency/bills

Can a ripped Canadian Plastic Bill with 60% portion of the bill remaining containing both serial #s still get full value?
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About stamp scrip - Are they useful?

Today I was reading an article on the guardian and it more or less suggested the usage of stamp scrip. To my understanding stamp scrip is a piece of paper that has a nominal value in dollars, on ...
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FX Conversion on GDRs when two exchange rates exist

How do we calculate the expected FX rate on a GDR if the official rate differs from the black market rate significantly enough to be a concern. I understand that arbitrage would be involved here but I ...
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Demurrage vs inflation [closed]

Is demurrage and inflation the same? If both are at 1% a day and today I have $100, tomorrow: - Under demurrage I'll have $99 - Under inflation I'll have $100, but that $100 will be worth only 99 of ...
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Virtual currency investment

Let's suppose I have some ammount of money in virtual wallet like Paypal or Bitcoin. Are there ever any systems or institutions which would enable one to invest virtual currency, for example, loan at ...
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How to send money from europe to usa EUR - USD? [closed]

What's the best way for transferring money from Europe to the USA and vice-versa? By best I mean lowest fees and a good exchange rate. To the best of my knowledge banks are usually bad with both. I ...
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How to make use of EUR/USD fluctuations in my specific case?

I live in the Euro zone, and my main bank account is here. However, I also have a USD bank account located in the USA. I don't usually pay attention to the currency exchange market, but looking at ...
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Is there a reason why someone shouldn't buy into a temporarily cheap currency of an otherwise solid economy?

As everyone knows, the ruble is falling compared to the euro and it has been falling for a long time already. The way I see it, the ruble will eventually get back up once the political situation ...
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What is the real exchange rate?

I am surprised by what I'm seeing with these different search engines when looking for the CAD-INR exchange rate. All of these were searched within a minute of each other. Bing (and Yahoo) Google ...
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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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What are some recommendations to ensure that I get the best deal when converting my money from USD to CAD?

Currently, I work for a US start up and I'm paid on the 15th and the 31st salary. I think its great that I receive the industry standard in USD instead of CAD. The money enters a USD chequeing account ...
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Earning in a declining currency but foreign currency liabilities, what strategy assuming exchange rates continue to decline?

I earn in euros, but have sterling and dollar liabilities that need to be paid monthly. Assuming the euro will continue to decline against these currencies, is there anything I can do to protect or ...
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Tax implications of currency exchange between friends?

I am a US and French citizen and have bank accounts in both countries. One of my friends is a Permanent Resident in the US and also has French citizenship, with bank accounts in both countries. I ...
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How to bet that INR will gain in value

If I want to bet that in the next 3- 5 years, under the new government, the INR will recover most of its values against USD (a.k.a 1 USD = 50 INR), what investment/trading/betting options are ...
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How do companies protect employees' income from currency flucturations? [closed]

Say you are an export-oriented company, selling products abroad and receiving income in some (nominally stable) basket of currencies. Now let's suppose your own domestic currency, the one you use to ...
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Best way to buy Japanese yen for travel?

Going to Japan in about a week, and I'm looking for ways to buy Japanese yen. In Australia, it's pretty nuts. If you exchange money from them, they'll charge you 5-6% above the mid rate of the ...
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Is there a graphic or dataset way to campare the performance of the main currencies over the years?

Is there a graphic or dataset way to campare the performance of the main currencies over the years? I mean a graph that allows to compare many currencies on the same chart, and not two currencies at ...
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Best / cheapest way to exchange USD for foreign currency cash?

I'm considering taking a trip abroad in a few months, and would like to exchange a moderate amount of money (say less than $2,500) into a couple of currencies (probably 60% Euro, 30% GBP, 10% ...
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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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Will I get taxed on withdrawals from Real Cash Economy games?

I'm a Dutch (from the Netherlands) player of a game called Entropia Universe. Entropia Universe is a game owned by MindArk. MindArk is a company located in Sweden. Entropia Universe is a game that ...
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Why HKD-USD conversion rate has been so stable for years?

I reviewed the HKD-USD exchange rate and found it quite stable for years no matter what "big events" happened. Why so?
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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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Do Americans really use checks that often?

That might sound a bit silly to people from USA but is it really that common to use checks in America? I am from Austria and here (Austria, Germany, Switzerland) checks play practically no role in ...
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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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Why don't banks print their own paper money / bank notes?

The fractional reserve system benefits the banks immensely from the documentaries I've been watching recently. However, I began thinking why don't they get into the paper business too? If you take ...
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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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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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Layman's guide to getting started with Forex (foreign exchange trading)?

How should I get started with Forex (foreign exchange trading)? How should I prepare myself for it? Please give your answer thinking of me as a layman.
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What extra charges and fees will I be billed for an international credit card transaction?

I've never traveled abroad in the past. I live in the US, and am taking a vacation shortly to Italy. At this time, I'm trying to understand what additional fees will be incurred if I attempt to use ...
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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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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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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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Source(s) for hourly euro/usd exchange rate historic data?

I'm looking for historic data for the euro/usd exchange rate with an hourly interval. The data should look back several months. Unfortunately I have been unable to find a source providing this data, ...
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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 ...