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If interest rate of EUR is 1%, interest rate of USD is 4%, what is the value of a currency swap? [closed]

Currency swap is a swap that exchanges interest payments from one currency to another. Let us assume that interest rate of EUR is 1%, so that you can borrow EUR at a rate of 1% and invest in EUR ...
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Why to borrow in USD instead of EUR?

With much lower interest rates in EUR than in USD it should be meaningful to borrow the former instead of the latter. Indeed, as reported by various sources (Bloomberg and Reuters for example), EUR-...
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Is currency value preservation considered a capital gain?

There are many ways a currency can lose its value. For example, during the financial crisis people were dumping GBP in favor of reserve currencies such as USD, which will probably happen again during ...
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Does it make more sense to purchase VTI or VUN?

I live in Canada. VTI and VUN are both US total market index funds through Vanguard. VTI is the American version, VUN is the Canadian version. VTI has an MER of 0.04% but the dividends are subject to ...
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How to properly understand an exchange rate

I am having an enormous amount of confusion on exchange rates. If for example , i have an exchange rate of £/$=1.10, i know that with one pound i can buy 1.10 dollars. First question: So can the ...
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How do you read an exchange rate?

So i came across these sentences when reading about the j curve: In the goods market model, it is assumed that the exchange rate (E$/£) is directly related to current account demand in the United ...
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Implications of uncovered interest rate parity condition [closed]

Below i attached the interest rate parity condition in terms of exhange rates. Below i attached the interest rate parity condition in terms of exhange rates. The national interest rate is the euro ...
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International transfer: who determines the exchange rate?

I live in country A and work for a company located in country B. Every month, my salary (in USD) is paid via international transfer, and an exchange rate is applied for converting it to my local ...
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Currency of asset depend on the exchange traded on?

Does the currency of an asset depends on the exchange? For example, if I have an asset traded on US-Exchange, then the asset is traded in dollar and can never be traded in euro. Or? So I cannot ...
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Long-term Returns on International Currency

Some investors, when forecasting a localized (to the relative nation or source of currency) economic downturn or currency devaluation, choose to invest in foreign currency. I have seen portfolios that ...
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Check benefits lost in currency exchange in an ETF that tracks a foreign index

Given an ETF or index fund that tracks a foreign index but is offered in your country's currency, how can you know how much money is the ETF/Fund management taking when exchanging currencies? For ...
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How can I avoid bank exchange rate while buying online?

I'm in Canada and often buy things from eBay (mostly from US). I check the exchange rate. For example, C$1 equals US$ 0.76, but when I pay through PayPal or Credit Card, they apply exchange rate like ...
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Local routing numbers to receive payment in AED

I live in India. One of my clients requires a UAE based bank account to make the payment. I was looking for local routing number providers like Transferwise and Payoneer. These companies provide ...
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Investing in USD/JPY when base currency is EUR or GBP

Let's assume you are based in France but you are a UK citizen. We can say you are mostly concerned about EUR (because you currently live and spend in Eurozone) and GBP (because you might at some point ...
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How invisible hand adjusts stock prices if company is listed on multiple exchanges, under multiple currencies, and one of the currencies plunges?

I'm an absolute beginner in economics and in the stock exchange and just encountered my first company that was listed in multiple stock exchanges and in multiple currencies. I'm aware of the invisible ...
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How does a cash currency trader without a trading system make money

I was recently on holidays in Turkey and had two experiences changing money. The first was a currency exchange office in the city center. The staff there had computer monitors and were hooked into ...
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Can I buy special drawing rights (XDR)?

A diverse portfolio reduces investment risks. But my savings may still be dominated in a single currency. One portfolio that diversifies currency holdings are special drawing rights: U.S. dollar 41....
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Official currency exchange API? [closed]

Is there a way to make an API call to get current Euro/USD exchange rates? Like, from the ECB?
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Do I have a right to cancel a purchase of foreign currency in the UK?

A few days ago I ordered 100 Euros using a travel agents website, to be picked up in their store and paid for them in GBP by debit card. I noticed just after that they aren't open on Sundays, meaning ...
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Swiss franc banknotes design

Why Swiss Franc banknotes do not have year of issue on the paper? I tried to find such number (year) without success - maybe it is with very small font...
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Is it better to change British pounds to American dollars or whilst I’m in Canada change cad to American dollars my son is a Canadian resident

Is it better to change British £ to American dollars Or cad to American dollars best rate ? As my son resides in Canada sbd we are travelling via the border
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Why the Vanguard S&P 500 eur has such a lower price compared to the original US version?

sorry if this is a silly question but I am new to the finance world. I would like to understand better why the Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUSA) has such a different price compared to the Vanguard ...
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What to invest if my savings will be used in another currency later, compare to which my countries currency devaluates?

My situation as follow: I'm planning to go abroad to study a semester during my undergrad, and then do my PhD also in abroad. My future plans are also living in abroad. The currency in these ...
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Cheapest way to transfer money from South Africa to UK

I am emigrating soon and have saved some money (in South African Rand) which I will need to take with me. It will just be enough to cover basic expenses for 3 months. I am moving from South Africa to ...
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Offsetting currency fluctuations with investments abroad

Say you you invest x euros at t0 in a mutual fund through a European exchange. After ten years, at t1, the investment doubles to 2x euros. Would you end up with the same amount of euros at t1 if you ...
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Transferring money from India to US

I am a US citizen with OCI (overseas citizenship of India). I took a loan for 14 lakhs from my bank in India for some emergency purposes but never utilized for those purposes. Now can I convert the ...
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Are online purchases reported to IRS or FinCen

I am an international student in US. if I buy products online using my debit card and my online purchases and wire transfer in (my family transfers me tuition from back home directly in my account and ...
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At what price is a forex order executed?

So I'm new to the fx market and am a little bit confused. Say I place a buy stop order for EUR/NZD at 1.67451. This price (1.67451) is the ask price or the bid price? That is will the order get ...
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How the uniformity in exchange rates are achieved?

Suppose it takes 1200 euros to visit Suriname. and I am from India. Now first i converted 1200 euros to inr which came as 93689 rupees . Then just out of curiosity, I tried converting 1200 euros to ...
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Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate?

Do USD-denominated ETFs offer the same/similar protection than EUR-denominated ETFs against a weakening USD->EUR exchange rate? Assume that these ETFs solely contains European holdings (e.g., firms ...
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Help on Unknown Currency/Country code

Are the below valid Current/Country codes: BML IPE IPF NBR NUL NYM If valid, can you point to the correct source?
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best way to receive a USD wire transfer without a US account?

I'm based in the UK and want to receive some money from a US company called Fidelity. Last year I set up a transferwise 'borderless' account, which worked really well. I had a virtual US account, to ...
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Can I get online payment in USD or Euro in my Indian bank account registered with indian company? [closed]

I am going to register my company in India and will open an indian bank account with company name. The payment mode will be online, so please let me know whether I can get the payment in USD and Euro ...
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ETF currency confusion: EUR vs GBP

Currency confusion. Looking at the ETF: Stoxx Europe 600 UCITS ETF 1C, it says: "Share Class Currency: EUR". Listed on the London Stock Exchange, this fund has the price listed in GBP. I need to ...
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Investing in private Forex Fund - what to investigate beforehand?

While talking to a businessman I have no close connections with I discovered that he is invested in a private South African / Mauritian Forex Trading Fund. I currently live in Mauritius so am able to ...
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When do institutions exchange physical currency from electronic payments?

This question always been on my mind and I never truly understood the concept. I’ve done some digging and haven’t found the answer that is comprehensive. I want to understand at what point does a ...
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What is the degree of “nickel rounding” that occurs with Swiss Francs?

I am trying to implement currency handling with Swiss Francs (CHF). In Canada, we have removed our penny from our currency circulation, but digitally the penny amount ($0.01) still exists (bank ...
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AUDUSD vs. Apple's bad results in China - WHY is this positive correlation (it has nothing to do with AUD!)?

I would appreciate if some trading fundamental analysis expert could please explain me this. Recently I lost basically all my entire life savings, everything i worked for, for over 3 years, waking up ...
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required capital, commodity and trade volume given monthly target [closed]

I'm considering trading currencies or stock full time and would like to estimate required capital and required number of trades per day, given a monthly income of X US dollars after taxes. I'd also ...
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How exactly are exchange rates determined? [closed]

I was reading about how the exchange rates are fixed. I understand that demand and supply decide the exchange rate but how exactly is it done and by whom? For example, consider US and India. (https:/...
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USD stock investment with EUR base currency

I can't wrap my head around this: In late 2011 I used EUR to purchase stock valued in USD. Dividend yield aside, the stock advanced a lot. However, EUR/USD also changed quite a bit. I am ...
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Pros and Cons investing in domestic currency

As a Swedish citizen and investor, what would be the pros and cons of investing in instruments in "kronor" instead of say dollars or euros, in the long and short run? One pro would be the fee to ...
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How can a UK resident make small investments in non-pound assets?

I'm a UK resident and citizen, who, to provide a little security in terms of potential future currency fluctuations, would like to hold some assets that are not valued and traded in GBP. Ideally they ...
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How to account for transferring money from a USD account to a GBP account?

I am using ZipBooks online software for my bookkeeping, however I do not know how to approach the following situation. I have 2 bank accounts; one in USD, the other in GBP, and I am transferring $...
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InitiativeQ - new currency some sort of get rich quick scheme?

I was recently invited to join InitiativeQ via a friend on Facebook. The underlying idea makes rough sense to me (as a non finance expert). However their 'hook' seems to be that early adopters will ...
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A growing currency versus USD [closed]

I checked the graphs of many currencies such as the Australian Dollar, Euro, Turkish Lira, Indian Rupee, Stirling Pound, etc. In recent years, all of the currencies that I am familiar with are ...
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Why is there a difference in currency conversion rates?

When looking at the USD/BRL conversion rate I see a rate more or less 1 USD = ~ 3.90BRL. Then when I want to transfer my funds from my contractor (in USD) to my local account (in BRL), I wait for a ...
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How do I short a currency?

I believe a certain country's currency will fall sharply (compared to the USD) in the next couple of years. Is it possible for me to profit off of this situation? If so, how?
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Which options do I have to hedge GBP vs EUR in the context of Brexit?

I live in the UK and have a portfolio of shares denominated in GBP (and some in USD). In the next 1-3 years, I may move to Europe, and with Brexit looming, I would like to make sure that my ...
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Whats the use of having a lot of gold, when no one buys it?

Whats the use of having a lot of gold, when no one buys it? Is it just to have a stable currency in the case when the value of money drops (inflation)?