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Project Financing Considering Weakening Currency [closed]

I have a mock project for work that I'm struggling with and could really use your help. Note, attached pic has the table. I'm not sure where to post this on the internet...but here we are, thanks for ...
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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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Ripped plastic Canadian currency/bills

Can a ripped Canadian Plastic Bill with 60% portion of the bill remaining containing both serial #s still get full value?
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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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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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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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US tax question, sold foreign stock and after some time repatriated the money. How do I handle currency fluctuations?

I, a US citizen sold some foreign stocks. But could repatriate the money to US after a while. In that time the currency moved substantially. How do I account for currency fluctuations? My Schedule D ...
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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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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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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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Two banks in two countries. Is it possible to have a unique PayPal account?

I am Italian living in Sweden. I have one bank account in Italy and one in Sweden. I have recently opened a PayPal account in Sweden and I have no problems in performing purchasing in SEK, but I want ...
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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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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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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 withdraw Paypal USD in the United States when I'm on holiday

I've some US dollars in my Irish Paypal account that I want to withdraw when I visit New York on a tourist visa in a month. Is there anyway I can do it direct from Paypal to dollars over there and ...
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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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Why do people buy US dollars on the black market?

I was reading news articles about people in Venezuela and Iran getting a poor exchange rate for US dollars on the black market. Why do these people need to buy dollars? Why is it still worth while ...
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Can shop in EU refuse to accept a banknote if there is no change?

Is it legal for large retail store to refuse e.g. 200 Euro banknote if there is no change? If this differs among EU countries, Estonia is of primary interest. Thanks!
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USD to CAD Vs CAD to USD

Why is USD to CAD more than CAD to USD? How does this work? USD/CAD close:1.35206 -->35.2% CAD/USD close:0.73988 -->27.0%
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Sites to obtain historical chart of currency exchange rates?

Besides Yahoo Finance, is there any site where I can obtain history chart of currency exchange, for cross comparison purpose? (As I realize British Pound against my country currency is the lowest ...
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Where to categorize crypto-currencies

In Germany, crypto-currencies like Bitcoin are all over the news lately, making me aware of the fact I don't know much about them. A journalistic TV program I was watching yesterday even claimed ...
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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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Hong Kong Dollar Options

I would like to bet on a de-pegging of the Hong Kong Dollar from the USD. Even though the volatility is perfect for an options trade, it seems hard to find any for the retail investor. Is anyone aware ...
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How common is counterfeit money in circulation?

I've noticed recently that several places where I paid with a $20 bill, the cashiers used a small marker to detect whether the bill was counterfeit or not before accepting it. Like so: I saw this ...
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What is a “fiat” currency? Are there other types of currency?

I've seen the term "fiat currency" in another question. What is a fiat currency? Are there other types of currency?
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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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Foreign currency conversion for international visitors to ecommerce web site?

It is really not personal finance question but I haven't found a more appropriate place for it. My question is about currency conversion. Let's imagine I have two prices for one item: Russian shop: ...
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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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Source(s) for hourly euro/usd exchange rate historic data? [closed]

I'm looking for historic data for the euro/usd exchange rate with an hourly interval. The data should look back several months. Unfortunately I have been unable to find a source providing this data, ...
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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)?