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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Cheapest USD to GBP transfer

I have recently returned from a year in the US and have my last month's paycheck sitting in my US bank account (which I have yet to close). I'd like to transfer most of it (say, $4500) into my UK bank ...
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Getting loans from Foreign banks

The interest on bank loans is 10% in India. Instead, is it possible to get loans from USA banks to India at 3.3-4% for a project ? Is this what is called hedging or hedge funds ?
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Swedish krona to Euro

I have 1 million SEK in a Swedish bank account which I wish to transfer to my bank account in a country using the Euro. How do I transfer this money so as to avail of the best possible exchange rate? ...
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I need to find a modern app/company that does Forex/stocks and low fees? [closed]

I currently use interactive brokers because they 1) have the lowest commission around and 2) allow me to trade forex. However - on the technology side they are stuck in 1998. It is really ...
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Investing While the Candian Dollar is really low

I am just Starting to get into investing now that I am the age where I have a Steady job, pension plan and government bonds and a good savings. But with the Canadian Dollar being close to 0.70$ USD it ...
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How much is one “lot” of EUR/USD?

In a foreign exchange market, what is the meaning of buying 1 lot (100K) of EUR/USD? Does that mean we have USD 100K, and we are exchanging it for Euro? Or do we have EUR 100K, and we are exchanging ...
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How to calcuate forward exchange rate or interest rate parity?

Suppose USD/SGD 1.35-1.39 bid and ask. Given the bank quoted interest rate on USD is 1.96% - 2.083% pa and interest rate on SGD is 3.5% - 3.656% pa. How to calculate the forward bid and ask exchange ...
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Forex - Does initial currency invested matter?

My question is around the base currency and what bearing, if any, this has on the to the initial currency you invest when opening a trading account. For example, I live in the UK so I open an account ...
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How to Receive US Dollars for my savings account

I'm Planning to open-up a small consulting firm in india. I need to know is there a way to open up an US bank’s account in my name in USA, without being physically present in US or visiting US? ...
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Forex independent investments

Recently my country's currency has dropped against the US dollar, and soon i will be feeling the pitch in my pocket as all my investments are perhaps in my local currency, will drop in value. I am ...
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How to reduce or avoid currency exchange costs when buying and holding etfs

I am living in the UAE and I have opened a trading account to buy and hold etfs. However, the etfs are mainly in U.S. Dollars, euros and Canadian dollars and I am using a dollar cost averaging ...
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debit/prepaid card in NOK

From time to time I travel around the world and was wondering how can I reduce costs when paying by card. Sometimes this may be acceptable if you have a good card in USD/EUR, but sometimes even that ...
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What is the meaning of “Closed Short” ,“Opened Long” ,“Scaled Out” and “Scaled In”?

I wonder if "Opened Long" and "Closed Short" mean "sell" at forexfactory.com? What about "Scaled Out" and "Scaled In"?
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Withdrawing money abroad

I am visiting europe but i am using my local bank in my home country. My home country bank cut international withdrawal fee every time i withdraw, thts fine but what i wanted to know, when is it good ...
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How to exchange foreign non-US currencies cleverly, in Canada?

I ask this for my friend in Canada who wants to exchange some Asian currency into CAD. We all wish to avoid banks' exorbitant conversion fees. Norbert's Gambit appears to apply only for converting ...
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Legal way to give money to friend in USA and take equivalent amount in India

Is it legal to give money(USD) to a friend in USA and take equivalent amount in India? My friend is planning to buy a house and he wants some money in USA. He has the equivalent amount in India. ...
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Can someone please help me understand Foreign Exchange Rates?

As an example, this page gives the following rates: AUD/USD: Bank buys (I want to receive/sell) - 0.882 Bank sells (I want to send/buy) - 0.7448 Does this mean that if I want to ...
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How can a Canadian get exposure to safe haven currencies?

How can a Canadian get exposure to a safe haven currency like CHF and JPY? I don't want a U.S. dollar denominated ETF. I want something in Canadian dollars, to save on conversion fees. Is this ...
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Buying Euros in a Canadian Trading Account

The Euro is trending low, and I have long term plans which might involve living there. I have a German girokonto (which costs me an outrageous Eur5/mo to hold), but no European trading account. ...
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Travelling abroad: is EUR or USD card better?

I live in Poland. Recently, banks have raised fees for card payments in foreign currency. I've heard that a good way to go around it is to buy USD and pay using it (except for eurozone and UK). But ...
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What is the big deal about the chinese remnibi trading hub that opened in toronto

Reading this new release is all the hype because these folks will give a better exchange rate between CAD and yuan than the kiosks at the airport?
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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 know when to buy british pound

I will have to pay a tuition fee of 6000 British Pound by the end of August and I own Euros. How can I decide if I should convert my currency now or if I should wait a few months. I have absolutely no ...
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What is the difference between spot forex trading and cfd forex trading?

Some brokers offer to clients the facility to trade the foreign exchange market via the spot market or via CFDs. The thing I don't understand is that some currency pairs are offered via both methods. ...
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Is a US expat with savings in multiple currencies considered to be investing in the non-USD currency?

I am a US citizen who has been residing and working in Cabo Verde, so have been primarily earning and spending escudos. I have money in checking accounts in both countries, each in the currency of ...
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Foreign currency losing value — can I report this as a loss for tax purposes?

I live in the U.S., and I have a savings bank account in Ukraine. The money on that account were in UAH (Ukrainian Hryvnia), which lost ~50% of its value during 2014. This means the amount on my ...
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Calculating selling rate for foreign currency exchange

I occasionally buy USD to load a prepaid debit card to buy things from online. My local currency is different (lets assume that my local currency name is 'A') and the amount and buying rate vary every ...
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If I want to take cash from Portugal to the USA, should I exchange my money before leaving or after arriving?

I'm thinking of going from Portugal to the USA, but I want to take some money with me so I have some cash when I get there. I specifically want to carry cash because I don't have a credit card or ATM ...
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How do I buy and sell money as an investment online?

In the foreign exchange and money markets what are the commonest ways to trade in currency online? I'm based in the UK.
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Cheapest/easiest way to convert AUD to USD on a short-term (2-3 month) basis

I am moving from Australia to the United States soon. Most of my cash is in AUD. When I arrive in the USA, I will be spending in USD. The AUD has been weakening substantially recently against the ...
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Swap hedging a currency hedge

I want to open a short position for USD/JPY that I intend to leave alone for a while in order to currency hedge my investments. Last year, my US stocks appreciated quite a bit and I don't want to ...
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Why have candlestick charts overlaps?

my understanding of candlestick charts is that they are composed of open/high/low/close values of a particular timeframe. Now, if I opt for a, say, hourly chart, this would imply that the opening ...
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Tax consequences when foreign currency changes in value

As a US taxpayer, if I hold some foreign currency that gains or loses value, what are the tax consequences when I exchange the currency for US dollars or other goods or services? Let's take a ...
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how much of foreign exchange (forex/fx) “deep liquidity” is really just unbacked leverage and what is the effect?

During the recent debacle of some high profile FX brokerages, I read some good articles that talked about FX brokers offering up to 1000:1 leverage ratios. Apparently it's pretty normal to find 200:1 ...
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Why would Swiss franc rise cause FX firm failures?

See this article - does this imply a lot of people were holding short positions on the currency? Given the well-known upward pressure, why would anyone do this?
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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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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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Investing in USD from the Eurozone (Jan 2015)

A local economics professor recommended opening a "checking account" (forex account?) in USD with euros. He estimates a 5 to 10% yearly growth in the EURO value of such an account. For instance, ...
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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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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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Taking cross currency position with different balance currency

For example I have 10'000 € account balance in my forex trader platform. I want to buy dollars vs. yen. that is USD/JPY pair. according to some logic in order to buy dollars (USD/JPY) I need yen ...
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When mortgage in dollars should be replace with mortgage in rubles?

I've found the picture below, which demonstrates at which RUB/USD exchange rate mortgage in rubles is less expensive, then mortgage in dollars (i.e. when refinancing of dollar mortgage to ruble ...
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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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Why are exchange rates fixed for prolonged periods of time? [closed]

Sometimes I see the following pattern when observing the history of an exchange rate: That is for several days the exchange rate becomes constant. What causes this? My best guess is that some ...
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Do I still need to pay capital gains taxes when I profit from a stock in a foreign currency?

Let's say I convert CAD 100 to USD 90. With the USD 90, I buy a stock that goes to USD 100, and then I sell it. If I don't convert the resulting USD 100 back to (say) the CAD 105 it might be worth at ...
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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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How trading in currency pair works, underlying techniques and mechanisms

I am somewhat experienced in Forex trading, but I have a question which has bothered me for quite some time. If we for instance go back in time four months, to before the beginning of value loss the ...
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How inflation in China makes real exchange rate between China and US to rise? [closed]

I am a bit puzzled about how the rising inflation in China as compared to that in US amkes the Chinese currency to appreciate as per the real exchange rate. I am confused because I read somewhere that ...
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Difference btw Tom/next and Tom/Spot in Fx

I know that for Tom/Spot swap the near leg is settled T + 1 and the far leg of the swap is settled T+2. However, is a Tom/Next same as Tom/Spot swap?