This tag is to be used for any question related to rates between 2 pairs of currencies. If the question is generic, only this tag is sufficient. If its specific for a pair of currencies, ideally both the currency tags should also be used.

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Which Bank can help me cash a US treasury Check in India

ICICI bank refuses to entertain inspite of having a bank account, any other options. Any guidance is highly appreciated.
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Why do the banks charge a foreign transaction fee?

Could somebody please explain why some banks charge a fee for card transactions made in a foreign currency? For example, for a debit card transaction, as far as I know, the exchange from the foreign ...
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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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Is it possible to get a debit card for a non-US-citizen nephew without foreign transaction fees?

Here is my predicament: I am a US citizen, and I have a nephew in Russia, who is not a US citizen, and whom I would like to support financially. I have easily been able to make him an associated user ...
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ROI on Forex Trading

I have lately been reading up on what Forex Trading is and how it works. In many sources, it is described that a consistent investor can generate 15% return annually. My question is, what is this ...
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Best option for transferring Euros into Indian NRE account? [duplicate]

I have a bank account in EU in euros and want to remit some funds to my Indian NRE account. What is the most efficient way to remit the funds to my NRE account: Which methods give the best currency ...
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Does investing money in other currencies help pad losses in case of a stock market crash?

I was just reading this article. Does converting USD to say Euros help pad oneself against a potential US stock market crash? While I understand that a US crash would affect the rest of the world ...
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How different are exchange rates for major banks on a given day?

I'm based in the U.S., and have an overseas client that pays me via wire transfer. I understand that the incoming exchange rate used by a bank will always be lower than the rate quoted on Google, but ...
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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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Is it a bet on price fluctuations and against the house?

When one trades Forex, CFDs, metals, or stock indexes with online brokerage firms, does it mean we bet on the price fluctuations without actually owning the underlying assets and is it a bet against ...
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Using a FOREX platform to actually change money

Does anyone know of a FOREX trading platform, on which both GBP and EUR are traded and which allows withdrawals in a different currency from the original deposit? (Just found out forex.com only ...
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Delayed foreign credit card transaction refund created “profit” due to better exchange rate - who keeps the profit?

So, I bought some airfare from a foreign airline, and their payment systems were stupidly slow and outdated (esp. when it comes to refunds!), so slow I actually made money due to the USD appreciating. ...
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How can I transfer the money I made in forex trading to my bank account?

I live in India and I have gained some money in forex trading. How can I transfer the money to my bank account? Is there any legal restriction? Can I transfer from Skrill?
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Where can I find information on Loans in foreign currency for the purchase of property in Australia? [closed]

I am looking for information on what banks, or other financial institutions, allow borrowing of money in their home currencies for the purposes of purchasing property? The type of information I am ...
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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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Micro-Investing vs. cryptocurrencies vs. Forex trading

i am a student with a small monthly income. i wan to take about 20-10 % of it for a medium-risk investment , and i was wondering what would be the best option. my personal banker does not have an ...
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Is EUR/USD exchange rate usually unstable after a weekend?

Is it risky to initiate a wire transfer that includes currency conversion from USD to EUR during a weekend because of a volatile Mondays exchange rates?
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How can I pay off my school loans (denominated in dollars) with Euros without an exchange fee?

I will soon begin earning an income in Europe and paying off school loans in the U.S. Any way to do this without paying an extra exchange fee?
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How and where to get the time series of the values USDEUR?

I would like to access to the time series of the value of USDEUR with the maximum sampling rate and the maximum length. I would like to do have this time series because: I want to check the ...
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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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Exchanging US Doller to Indian Rupee

I am planning to visit USA next month for aprox 6 months. How do I convert US Doller to Indian Rupee when I want to transfer funds back to India. Do I have to create new bank account. Are there any ...
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Currency exchange problem

I'm a website programmer without any knowledge of finance. I'm creating a personal finance website which allows its users to enter their incomes and expenses and generate reports. I'm about to add a ...
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Does SIPC protect securities purchased in foreign exchanges?

Suppose I open an account at an SIPC-protected broker (say Interactive Brokers) and buy 500,000$ worth of BP stocks on the LSE (London Stock Exchange). Now suppose Interactive Brokers goes bankrupt, ...
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How to calculate micro lot leverage?

For these gold and silver products http://www.fxdd.com/us/en/products/metals/, how many micro lots are required so a penny move is worth a dollar? How much leverage does that equal? I've traded ...
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Help me understand Forex in Interactive Brokers

I have a CHF-based account in Interactive Brokers. I wanted to buy VEUR in LSE, which trades in GBP. I entered an order, I was told I didn't have enough GBP. Fair enough. I asked the live chat how to ...
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Why does the value of a currency fall when compared to another currency? [duplicate]

Why does the value of a currency fall? What causes this decrease? I am from India and the value of the rupee is constantly falling when compared to the dollar. 1 dollar now equals around 69 rupees.
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What foreign exchange rate is used for foreign credit card and bank transactions?

I am an Indian. I would like to know about how foreign transactions work. I have paid my GRE $185 fees through my SBI credit card. I was charged something around 11k rupees. How is the dollar rate ...
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What is the most efficient way to transfer money from the UK to a US account also in my name?

I am leaving for the states in around a months time and upon arrival I will be opening a US account. I'm a student and so will be sending around £2,500 each term to the US account from funds that are ...
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How does purchasing your own country's currency as part of a currency pair work?

For instance, if the USD/JPY is trading at 99, how does a person who only holds U.S. dollars actually purchase the dollar? For example, if someone in Japan decided to purchase a single USD for 99 ...
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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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Forex, trading “currencies” or trading “relations”?

I'm newbie in Forex and have a simple question, I guess. Disregarding leverage and things alike, I would like to know what's the difference between opening a position in Forex on a pair through a ...
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Why don't brokerages charge commissions on forex trades?

Why don't brokerages charge commissions for forex trading but do charge them for stock trading? Is it because the high liquidity of the forex market makes it easier to buy and sell, so brokerages ...
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How can I deposit USD money in my Australian checking account while incurring as small a fee as possible?

I'm moving to Australia next month (from France) and am receiving monthly US dollar checks (from some affiliate marketing activities I have in the US). In Australia, I will have an Australian checking ...
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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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Where can I find announcements of official GDP figures for the US and other countries?

Specifically, I'm looking at the Forex markets, and I'm waiting for today's US GDP figures. I'm keeping an eye on the financial papers, but where can I find official sources of information, maybe as ...
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How to calculate average drawdown of a trading system?

Let's say that I'm trying to evaluate a FX trading system. I know how to calculate the largest drawdown during a period of time, but how can I calculate the average drawdown or the average largest ...
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What college degree should I pursue to learn about stock and forex markets?

What college degree should I pursue to learn the fundamentals of the stock market? Are there way to understand how stocks and foreign exchange markets work, including their strategies and drawbacks?
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How can I observe exchange rates?

I need a lot of Euros because I frequently travel to European countries. Therefore, I always have an amount of Euros at home and from time to time I exchange a large amount of Euro. To save some ...
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Equity prices during currency devaluation — Mexico 1994 [closed]

If I own a company whose assets are 100 barrels of oil valued at $10,000 in some currency, and the currency's value suddenly drops by a factor of two, I would expect that my company is now suddenly ...
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Forex vs day trading for beginner investor

In essence, for a person that has not had any real experience with either (except for playing around in simulators like investopedia): which one would an individual have the most potential to ...
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Most expeditious way to convert EUR to USD?

I recently visited Frankfurt for a week and was lucky enough to have in my possession: a) A credit card with no foreign transaction fees b) A debit card from a credit union that allows free global ...
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I’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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Web sites for historical foreign currency exchange rates and inflation data?

Say that I'm watching a Swedish movie from the 1970s where a bank gets robbed and the robbers get away with 10 million SEK. I might then like to know how much that corresponds to in U.S. dollars ...
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Why EUR price value is often the same as original USD price, but GBP value is correct?

Since the very beginning of accepting EUR payments in 2002 I often see there is the same EUR price value as original USD price. Many international suppliers, stores, e-shops offer the same stuff in ...
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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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Accounting for payment into wrong currency account

I deal with clients in several countries and have two bank accounts in two currencies. Recently, I sent out an invoice with the wrong bank account number, so a client invoiced in SGD made a payment ...
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Getting a USD cheque, without too many fees, and with a sensible exchange rate?

In order to exercise a stock option, I find myself needing a USD cheque. Annoyingly, it has to be a cheque and it has to be in USD, neither a GBP cheque nor a USD wire transfer are acceptable. (I've ...
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searching for historic exchange rate provider which meets this example data

I'm looking for a provider of historic exchange rates which fits a sample of exchange rates I have. My problem is that I have historic turnovers in GBP which I want to recalculate in EUR. All I know ...
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Most beneficial currency exchange method for Chinese travelling to USA?

I will be traveling to the United States soon. My money is all in Chinese renminbi. My understanding is that I have 5 options available for converting my RMB to USD: Buy USD from Chinese banks and ...