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Disputing a currency conversion that happened in a SWIFT transfer between accounts of the same currency

I made a SWIFT transfer from my EUR account in one bank (in Russia) to my EUR account in another bank (in the UK). However, the beneficiary bank received the transfer in GBP and converted it to EUR in ...
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What is "digital euro"?

Today (October 2nd, 2020), ECB published a press release regarding "digital euro". What is it? When you pay with the credit card or make a bank transfer to another account aren't you using a ...
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Why do some ETFs trade in both GBP and USD on the London Stock Exchange?

I noticed that some ETFs listed on the London Stock Exchange trade in both GBP and USD. For example: iShares MSCI World UCITS ETF (factsheet) (GBP: IWRD; USD: IDWR) Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe ...
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How much value has the US Dollar lost or gained in 2020, compared to the US Dollar in 2019?

There's a lot of news about the Federal Reserve printing money. I have a hard time imagining the relative change in value of the USD. (or EURO for that matter) I tried to calculate but it's hard: ...
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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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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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Should I move my AUD ETF positions to EUR during a EUR weakness?

I used to work in Australia as an expat but since have moved back to Germany with no intentions to return. In my depot I have a 35,000 AUD iShares Core S&P 500 ETF (IVV.AX) position including 5-...
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Selling stocks on a foreign exchange and converting proceeds to USD

Let's say I had 100 shares of ABC on a foreign stock exchange. I sold the shares for a small profit in 2020 and received 1200 ₹. I'm a US resident, so I paid taxes on the gain in the US in 2021. Note ...
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Term for describing a stock listed multiple times in different currencies on a stock exchange

Suppose a stock has multiple tickers on a single stock exchange. All the tickers represent the same underlying instrument (i.e. same ISIN), but each ticker trades in a different currency (e.g. ticker ...
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EURO equivalent of DXY?

The U.S. Dollar Index, sometimes informally referred to as the "Dixie" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Dollar_Index) is a nice index value to see the strength of the dollar. I was ...
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Portfolio diversification into different currencies

Does it make sense to diversify the portfolio into different currencies if they are in any case correlated with each other or is it not so?
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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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How to keep track of daily expenses having two currencies?

I want to keep track of my daily expenses using a system as simple as possible. My current choice is to have a spreadsheet where I keep track of my budget: One page controls the monthly budget ...
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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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IBKR charges different interest rates on margin loans denominated in different currencies. Why not take out the loan in the cheapest one?

For example, the top interest rate for margin loans as of today in AUD is currently set to 1.5%, while for ZAR the interest rate is set to 8.057%. That is a huge difference. If I were in South Africa, ...
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What's the USD/TRY rate in 1961?

I can't find this information anywhere on the internet. Help Earliest data I found is in 1990 I'm looking for 1961 average or a specific month or day. I'll accept any kind of data. Thanks
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Are amounts of less than a cent legally valid amounts in currencies like EUR or USD?

The following can be applied to any currency but let's consider EUR/USD for simplicity. In the context of cryptocurrency exchanges, one can hold assets for the value of thousandths of a dollar or even ...
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Does it make sense to use Stocks for currency transfer?

Does it make sense to think of buying a stable/safe stock in money held in country A (in currency A), then selling it in country B (in currency B) to get a better money conversion rate ? Can ignore ...
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Can I really exchange money in Forex?

Suppose I've got Euros. Suppose I need dollars. How can I transfer/exchange my euros into dollars in Forex? I know I can do it in any currency exchange stall. But Forex currency rates look more ...
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What would happen to a typical investment portfolio if the dollar collapses?

Let's say I have an investment portfolio with diversified US stocks and diversified US bonds. How would a dollar collapse affect this portfolio? And which component of the portfolio is less likely ...
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How would recent GBP exchange rate fall effect $ efforts to buy foreign-owned UK assets?

US-GBP exchange rate has been at its lowest since the mid-80s. That presumably means it's been cheaper to buy UK assets with dollars. Let's say I have dollars and I want to acquire a UK company. Let'...
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How should I report a Foreign Financial Account that contains more than one currency on TurboTax?

I use Turbotax to prepare my taxes in the United States. How should I report a Foreign Financial Account that contains more than one currency on TurboTax? All currencies are in the same account number....
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How do you read an exchange rate?

I came across these sentences when reading about the J-Curve Effect: 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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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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Yuan USD options

Are there any possibilities for a retail investor to buy a USD/Yuan option other than the ones on the WisdomTree Chinese Yuan Strategy Fund ETF (NYSE Arca: CYB) and those from Goldman Sachs? The idea ...
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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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Which currency is used when investing in ETFs for foreign indices?

If for example, I invest in an ETF for the S&P 500 or USD Treasury Bond ETF, from the UK with £1000, will this automatically be converted into USD? Then if USD grows stronger against GBP, will ...
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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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