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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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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Change rates between RMB and U.S. dollars for money transfer between China and U.S

Let R_1 be the change rate from RMB to US dollars when transferring money from China to U.S., and R_2 the rate from US dollars to RMB when transferring money from U.S. to China. Are R_1 and R_2 ...
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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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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? [closed]

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 yen,...
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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 don'...
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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 money,...
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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 today,...
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Why are prices in EUR for consumer items often the same number as original USD price, but the GBP price applies the actual exchange rate?

Since my store started accepting EUR payments in 2002 I often see the numerically same EUR price as the original USD price. Many international suppliers, stores, e-shops offer the same items in US ...
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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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When should currency be exchanged when traveling, if ever?

I have done several methods - but am not sure which is the best: via ATM in the foreign country via bank before leaving via bank after arriving at the airport just use a credit/debit card everywhere ...
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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 ...
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What is forward selling in terms of exchange rates?

We are selling some custom made products which we need to buy materials for in different currencies e.g. 100 USD + 50 EUR + 20 SGD, and we sell the products in a currency that our customer prefers e.g....
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Why did the Swiss National Bank fix the EUR/CHF exchange rate at CHF 1.20?

Two questions actually: Why did the Swiss National Bank fix the EUR/CHF exchange rate at EUR 1 = CHF 1.20 as of September 2011? How are they making sure that the exchange rate stays at CHF 1.20? ...
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Investment Club - Legal Steps

This is an extension/more detailed question I asked a while ago: Legal documents required for managing an investment portfolio among friends? The main question here is do I need to create an LLC to ...
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Should I do my budgeting in dollars?

I'm from India and earn in Indian Rupees. Should I do the math on my finances in USD? The reason I ask this question is because INR lost value recently - quite a bit. So, for example, would it be ...
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FOREX: Pair Trading, What is Really Happening?

I am starting to study FOREX again and one thing about trading on the market through means available to me personally is that one can take positions on 'currency pairs'. This has made little sense to ...
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How and why does the exchange rate of a currency change almost everyday?

How does the exchange rate of a currency change every day? Why does that happen? Please explain to me with a naive approach and avoiding financial jargon.
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Do I understand currency exchange rates and bank buy/sell rates?

Preface: I've just run into a bit of an issue with a bank, regarding an international money transfer that I made from the UK (with Lloyds TSB) to Australia (St. George). The transfer was sent on the ...
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What is currency trading and how does currency trading work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Layman’s guide to getting started with Forex (foreign exchange trading)? I have heard that people are investing in currency trading, but i don't have any idea about it. ...
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How to change a large quantity of U.S. dollars into Euros?

What is the best way to change $30,000 dollars from the U.S., into Euros to Europe ? Is an international bank account the best solution? If not, then what?
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WSJ article about CFDs - am I missing something?

In this WSJ article, it comments Traders held a net $22.6 billion in bets that the dollar will appreciate, a gain of 31% in net wagers over the previous week and the largest such position since ...
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Can a non-Chinese private investor bet on Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) going up vs. USD?

Is it possible for a non-Chinese private individual investor to bet on the Chinese Yuan Renminbi (CNY) going up against the U.S. dollar ?
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Mastercard currency conversion rates

I was looking at a product disclosure statement, and the card charges a margin for foreign transactions above the exchange rate set by Mastercard. Does Mastercard have its own spread and how could I ...
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Tax Loss on Forex Trading

In tax year 2011, I traded in a forex brokerage account in FXCM. I had trading losses. FXCM says that they do not report 1099 for US customers. What is the proper way to report my forex trading ...
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Are England exchange rates & import prices based on the Bank of England interest rate?

Are England exchange rates and import prices based on the Bank of England base/interest rate? Basically, I just wanted to know how and if import prices and/or exchange rates in England have the Bank ...
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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 ...