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Questions tagged [currency]

For questions related to currencies or foreign exchange markets. Ideally, this tag should be accompanied by specific currency tags under discussion.

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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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Are dollar bills considered negotiable instruments? If not why? [closed]

Preface: I am talking about federal reserve notes (or US notes though antiquated), but not coin. As I understand it in the United States, the only real money is coins. The paper money is a promise by ...
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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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FX hedging with rolling FX forwards

I am considering investing in an overseas hedge fund which claims that the cost of hedging the FX risk is just the FX points of the quarterly fx forwards. The question is: when rolling the contracts ...
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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)?
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Are there US domiciled mutual funds that can be purchased using foreign currency?

I'm an American citizen and I own some British pounds that I would like to invest in an international stock market index fund (along the lines of VGTSX). If possible I'd like to purchase the shares ...
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Determining Futures price on the delivery date

When traders don’t get out of their fx futures positions before they expire, on the delivery date, is the amount exchanged the specified price on the contract when it was signed or the spot price ...
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What are the currency rules when lending money to a friend?

Let's assume Alice lends 5000 EUR to Bob for three months (because that's what Bob asked for). But Alice's bank account is in USD. So, on 1st of January 2018, Alice looks at the exchange rate of EUR/...
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Are there multiple Bitcoin markets?

I have the (possibly wrong) suspect that Bitcoin questions are not received too well here, so I kindly ask you to go easy on me :-) According to this question we should categorize Bitcoin as a ...
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What is the difference between these two S&P 500 ETF?

I wanted to invest in the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF which has the ISIN code US9229083632 However I just discovered it is not available in my country. As an alternative I am considering investing in ...
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Why does renminbi have three currency units?

I'm currently trying to understand what is meant by a Currency Unit. In the context I'm working with, renminbi/CNY is given as an example of a Currency, that has three Currency Units - The yuan, jiao, ...
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Taxes on investments denominated in a foreign currency

I am having issues determining if I need to declare gains or losses on my taxes. Suppose I had $500 and converted to Brazilian reals at the rate 1 to 2, so R$1000 and with that money I bought some ...
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How to get the “pure value” of a currency?

I would like to do some data analysis and find out how news and tweets influence markets. I would like to begin by investigating how USD does change according to news and various events. But is there ...
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Why did the $2 bill lose its cash value?

The $2 bill used to be worth two dollars, (duh) but now it's worth nothing in most places. Why?
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What makes a legal $100 note illegal? [closed]

I own a one hundred dollar note that has a small rubber stamp. This red rubber stamp carries the name of the exchange company. I know that bank notes must be clear, without tears, without written ...
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Sending Money Out of India

My friend has a situation that he'd like assistance with -- we've looked online for help, but we cannot find clarity. First let me 'set the scene'. Then I'll phrase the question concisely at the end. ...
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By pass the 100% limit in shorting: Capitalising on a Market Crash

I want to short a cryptocurrency that is highly overvalued. Let say its current value as of now is $10,000 , my intuition say that sometime next year like Feb its going to fall significantly to about $...
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How trustworthy is the data on currency and gold reserves of various countries?

For example, I go to Russian central bank web site, where it displays monthly data on its gold and currency reserves https://www.cbr.ru/hd_base/mrrf/mrrf_m/ (right click - translate to english in ...
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How can I speculatively invest $1000 in (micro)bitcoin? [closed]

How can I invest $1000 it micro-bit-coins, or whatever they are called?
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Implied appreciation of a currency

I have a very specific question in regards to a forward calculation. The USDEUR spot rate today is 0.759503. Libor and Euribor forward rates for the NeXT year are as follows: Fwd 3m Libor 0.00288 0....
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Calculating value of a cryptocurrency portfolio

If I have a number of different cryptocurrencies and their current exchange rate in both bitcoin and USD, would this be true? portfolio balance in bitcoin == portfolio balance in USD / bitcoin to USD ...
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How to calculate P&L for a given period of time [closed]

Let's say I have a currency trading app. I start with $100 USD, and after 4 weeks, though trades, I now have $200 USD. My P&L would be 100$ or up $100. So the calc would be: P&L = ...
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How do I hedge against currency risk without tying up a lot of capital?

Is there some kind of synthetic ETF that magnifies changes to exchange rates so that if, for example, the Canadian dollar increases by 5% with respect to the American dollar, the ETF will go up by 10% ...
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Does base currency when exchanging render different results?

My apologies for the title being vague due to length constraints. What I'm asking is would the following two scenarios render a different result? a) Having USD as the base currency and dividing the ...
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What is the cheapest way to send Euros from cash Japanese Yen in the Netherlands? [closed]

Suppose one has ~300000 JPY in cash. In the Netherlands, what is the cheapest way to convert this cash to EUR, and send it to an account?
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Buy stock in Canadian dollars or US?

I am located in Canada. I've been buying US stocks(listed on a us stock exchange), my question is, should I buy them in Canadian dollars or convert to US and buy? I have tried both, my broker ...
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Generic name for the smallest unit of currency?

For example, in Canada and the US, it's a "cent", in Bitcoin it's the "satoshi", in Bahrain it's the "fil". What's a generic word that means "smallest unit of this currency"? By "smallest" I mean ...
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Which US coin type has more older coins in circulation?

Which US coin type (as in Quarters, Cents, Dimes, Nickels, Half Dollars, etc.) has the most old coins out of all in circulation?
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Why do financial institutions charge so much to convert currency?

With all the modern technology that we have, I am astonished that financial institutions charge such exorbitant prices for currency conversions. My bank, Fifth Third, charges a 3% conversion fee, ...
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How foreign cash is beneficial for a country? [closed]

Imagine for example people of country X working abroad ( in Europe as an example) and bring home every month 3000 euro which is equivalent to 9000000 of local currency for example. How does this cash ...
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Difference between buying a NYSE-listed company in USD or in EUR

Let's say I'm a European living in Germany and a company is listed only on the NYSE in USD. On my trading platform I can buy shares of this company either on the NYSE in USD or on Xetra in EUR. When ...
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Is percentage of one owning the total money equivalent to that of total wealth? [closed]

Just a hypothesis: at a certain instance(so no inflation or deflation concerns), within a single economic entity, if one owns half of the money, does it mean he also owns half of the total wealth? I ...
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How to measure a currencies valuation or devaluation in relevance to itself

Usually when currencies are devalued, the percentage change is given in relevance to USD or EUR. Is there a way to measure the currencies change in value to itself or to all the world's currencies ...
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GBP savings, what to do with them if leaving the U.K. in about 2 years time?

I am EU citizen living in U.K. and with some savings into a U.K. bank account. I am planning to leave UK in about 2 years time, I don't need the savings right now, the savings give me on average a 3% ...
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Where can I find the European equivalent ETFs from a USD superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio

I have been using this superdiversified 10 ETFs portfolio. To lower the risk it's composed from stocks and bonds across the globe and includes some commodities. Being in USD currency and the Euro ...
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Can we open a bank account in GBP in Pakistan

Can we open a bank account in GBP in Pakistan, I am thinking about taking 14K in GBP with me to Pakistan while flying there. I would like to buy a house for one of relative but if plan changed I ...
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How to detect currency rates changes?

I know the factors (like supply and demand) but how the economics know the value of a currency in a certain time exactly? They couldn't possibly take all the factors in the universe instantly into ...
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What should one do with extra Japanese Yen, if they're not planning to stay in Japan?

Consider an individual who: is currently working for a short period of time in Japan (~2 months), will begin working in Europe directly after, and may possibly work in the USA within the next 10 ...
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Google Finance gain value incorrect because of currency fluctuation

I'm french, and I bought some stocks in Paris and New York Stock Exchanges. I'm trying to use an online portfolio tracking tool like Google Finance, but the final gain value is incorrect because of ...
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why the currency data(such as USD/JPY) is different from different source

I am a new guy to finance. I found that the currency rates for USD/JPY or CNY/JPY have slightly different from different source. For example: USD/JPY 2017/07/10 (1) 114.08: https://www.oanda.com/...
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Is it possible to trace the source of bills that I've collected in USA by serial number?

Last year in Las Vegas, I cashed out a couple of cash vouchers (worth around 60$) at the special ATMs located inside casinos. Finished my trip and headed back to Turkey. Then the failed coup attempt ...
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Determining the basis for capital gain [duplicate]

If the value of the US dollar is greater than what I originally exchanged it for, is it considered capital gain? If so, how do I determine the amount I gained? EDIT: For example, I traded $100 USD ...