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Are you preparing for a possible dollar (USD) collapse? (How?)

After the last crisis it was easy for many to look back and say all the signs were there to indicate an impending crisis. Super-low interest rates from the FED, no down-payment loans, interest-only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How is buying a Canadian mutual fund also priced in U.S. dollars different from the plain fund?

Many Canadian banks (e.g. TD Canada Trust) split the same mutual fund into two options, one linked to the Canadian dollar and one linked to the US dollar. For example, the TD U.S. Index and the TD ...
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How do I minimize exchange rate spread costs when shopping online?

I get my income in euros. I need to pay for stuff in USD because I use shops like Dealextreme where the base currency is USD. I have a Visa Debit card (so not a real Visa) since I am a student but ...
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How to bet on a falling USD without inverse ETF

The US dollar has been rallying quite a bit. If i want to bet on a short term correction, what can I do? I dont want to buy inverse ETF since they track the underlying on a daily basis. I want ...
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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 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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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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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 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 should I record invoices in foreign currency in GNUCash?

I'm a Canadian living in Canada and I've recently started a new contract with a client in the US. My previous contract specified payment in CAD while my new contract is in USD. I invoice once a ...
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Prepaid travel credit cards: Is there a low-cost card supporting top-up in multiple currencies, without conversion fees?

With reference to the CantonFX cards http://www.caxtonfxcard.com/cards_description.asp Which card do I use if I need to use multiple currencies at the lowest cost & I only want to carry one card? ...
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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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How do I cash a USD cheque in Europe, quickly?

I'll receive a USD cheque shortly. I prefered payment by money transfer, but all attempts to do so - i.e. SWIFT/IBAN, Payoneer, transferwise - failed. Now I will receive a cheque by mail. I contacted ...
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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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IRS Rules for Canadian with US Bank Account

I am Canadian and live in Canada. I have an online business and customers pay me through PayPal in USD. My sales are transferred from PayPal to a USD account I hold with a US Bank in the U.S.From ...
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US Dollar Index: a) where are long term charts; also b) is it available on Google Finance by any chance?

Apparently the U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) has been around for ages since 1973, as this site points out. Also, I'm able to find it on Market Watch, albeit with only a 5 year graphing option. I'm trying ...
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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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Are weekly CAD/USD options untradeable?

As below, cmegroup.com seems to indicate that CADUSD weekly options (expiring 25 Mar 2011) have absolutely no volume or pricing. Does this mean they're impossible to trade? Or, if I had a broker, ...
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Selling my earned dollars to someone in US for rupees in India

I am working in US as a resident alien. I have few dollars in my bank account in US. If I give some dollars to a friend in need in US and he deposits equivalent amount in Rupees in my Indian bank ...
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TOCOM oil in USD [closed]

Where can TOCOM oil be found to be quoted in USD/bbl? I'd rather not go through the conversion process (at least until goog can mix units like volume and currency) to get the USD/bbl version of ...
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What is the the most profitable way of transferring euro to usd in the states? [duplicate]

What is the the most profitable way of transferring euro to usd in the states. First answer it by bank transfer. I guess there would be a lot of fees. Another way i guess is through bitcoin since it ...
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How to invest for the event of a US default? [closed]

I want to consider a special case of this question (so not a duplicate, in my mind, but forgive me if that's incorrect in the eyes of moderators). What happens to my savings if my country defaults or ...
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Limit on hard cash exchange (EURO -> USD) in USA

Say I have 8500 euros as hard cash in USA. Can I just walk into a bank and deposit it in my account as US dollars? Is there a limit on how much hard cash I can exchange at once in the states?
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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 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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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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Hedging a foreign currency purchase (INR/USD) for a real estate transaction?

I'm looking to purchase a property in India, where the local currency is INR. My earnings are in USD. My down payment on this property will be in the range of 100-200k USD. The USDINR exchange rate ...
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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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What is the most efficient way to pay a student loan in the US from the UK?

The loan is in the United States and can only be paid using direct debit from a US bank account which is already established. However, all earnings are in GBP in the UK. What is the most efficient way ...
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Offshore Bank account with Online International Wire-transfer facility for Indians

I am freelancer having Indian nationality and residing in India. I own and operate Sub-Affiliate program of US based company. I have Bank accounts in India which operates in INR (Indian Currency). ...
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Invest as dollars in India

I resides in India (currency:Rupees).I have my payment from a US based company in dollars.They sent me the amount via Paypal.Paypal converts the payment to rupees while transferring to my Indian bank ...
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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 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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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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I need to pay for Domain Name in USD - How do I make payment in INR

I want to buy a domain name from eurodns website. How can I pay money to them when I have only Indian currency(INR). i.e how to convert my money to USD. Thankyou in advance.
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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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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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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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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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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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Registration of firm in US or India [closed]

I am putting up in India and planning to start-up a firm requiring maximum services selling to US clients. Hoping business to turn up good and revenue should cross a million dollar mark in 2 years. ...
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Best way to transfer funds to US from a foreign country

I'm based in Singapore and I need to transfer about $60K to an US account. Since my account is denominated in foreign currency, currency conversion will be involved. I know it can be done through ...
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A liquid ETF that tracks the us dollar

Are there any liquid ETFs that track US dollar. I can only find this one, but this has very low daily volume (~70k shares) http://www.horizonsetfs.com/pub/en/etfs/?etf=DLR&
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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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Should I convert some of my money into US dollars now? [closed]

The Canadian dollar doesn't worth much against the US dollar. I have a bank account in US dollars, would you suggest that I put a few thousands of CAD in that account now?