Questions tagged [currency]

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How can one take delivery on the FOREX market?

I am trying to understand a little bit about the currency market. Lets say I have $10,000 dollars in cash and I am trying to buy 8000 Euros with it. Now when I take delivery, what does that mean? Can ...
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To decrease spread cost with a currency account in exchange of currencies

I have bank accounts in Nordea Norway and Nordea Finland. I pay now about 2.5% spread fee in moving NOK from Nordea Norway to Nordea Finland in EUR. No other fees apply because moved between the same ...
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If I invest in securities denominated in a foreign currency, should I hedge my currency risk?

If I live in the US and most of my expenses are in US Dollars, I consider the US dollar to be my base currency and look at the performance of my portfolio on a US Dollar basis. If I invest in a fund ...
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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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Is there a financial benefit for buyers from using community currencies?

My city is introducing its own local currency, so I've been reading about similar established projects like the Brixton Pound. I understand that local businesses will benefit from it thanks to the ...
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Moving to Europe, savings in the US, alien both in Europe and the US, trying to maximize exchange rates

This question has several parts, but the underlying story is the following: I currently live in the US, I am moving to Europe (specifically, France) in a couple of months, for at least two years. I ...
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How to identify currency of online payment

I made a donation online to a Canadian charitable organization, entering a donation amount in dollars, assuming it to be Canadian currency. It turns out that their donations were being handled by ...
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Does a falling dollar mean doom for real estate?

The Aussie dollar has started its downward trend and is predicted to go down to USD 70 cents. I was planning on purchasing a property for myself to live in. However, members in public forums are ...
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How does the currency between countries relate

How does the currency and value of that currency in a country affect the currency and value of another country. For example whats does the following mean and how can it change: Costa Rica Colon) - ...
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I’m going to Russia. Where should I exchange my currency?

Is it better to go abroad with euros? What is the best kind of place to exchange currency?
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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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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 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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VEF/USD trading option

Does there exist a VEF/USD (Venezuelan bolivar) spot or derivative market on any public exchange?
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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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How to know when to buy british pound

I will have to pay a tuition fee of 6000 British Pound by the end of August and I own Euros. How can I decide if I should convert my currency now or if I should wait a few months. I have absolutely no ...
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How can I diversify investments across currencies in ISA?

Is it possible to diversify investment in ISA by buying foreign currency, funds denominated in other currency than GBP, or other investment product that can hedge GBP value moves?
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Gift tax on currency exchange with friend?

I have a friend who is moving from the UK to the US for studies. She intends to transfer her money in the UK (~20K GBP) to the US for personal maintenance. I have a brother who will be starting ...
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International bonds, currency differences, and effect of inflation on such bonds?

Country X's national government purchases country Y's government-issued bonds. Would the bonds be issued in country Y's currency? How does inflation (of either country's currency) factor into this, ...
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To minimize the spread costs in shopping in the North or Europe

I just noted that my Norwegian Nordea's Visa Debit card's spread is 2,56% when I pay my shoppings with it in Estonia: >>> a=7.33 // Google showed this course in its search by 1 EUR in ...
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What extra charges and fees will I be billed for an international credit card transaction?

I've never traveled abroad in the past. I live in the US, and am taking a vacation shortly to Italy. At this time, I'm trying to understand what additional fees will be incurred if I attempt to use ...
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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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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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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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Currency forward rates

I'm looking at EUR/USD forward rates here: http://www.investing.com/currencies/eur-usd-forward-rates Can someone explain, in very simple terms, what do the bid/ask prices mean? And what is the ...
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How do I bring money overseas?

I am Australian and am going to Malaysia in a few weeks. Now obviously I would like to bring some money with me so I can buy things like food and the such. What would be the best way to go about ...
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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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How to bet that INR will gain in value

If I want to bet that in the next 3- 5 years, under the new government, the INR will recover most of its values against USD (a.k.a 1 USD = 50 INR), what investment/trading/betting options are ...
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How should I keep track of my financial assets across borders and currencies?

I'm an expat and am curious: Is there any better way out there to manage my various assets in differing currencies across borders and markets? Currently, I just use a spreadsheet, but it is becoming ...
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What is the maximum amount of money I can send from the US to India per year?

I heard that there is a limit on the amount I can send. Can someone shed light on this? Also, do I have to notify the IRS if I send above a certain amount? What is the amount?
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How To Transfer Money Online So The Other Person In Another Country Receives It In Cash?

We all are familiar with famous international money transfer service - Western Union. Most use their locally available branches in their country to send money so the other person receives money in ...
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Most beneficial currency exchange method for Chinese travelling to USA?

I will be traveling to the United States soon. My money is all in Chinese renminbi. My understanding is that I have 5 options available for converting my RMB to USD: Buy USD from Chinese banks and ...
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Is it smart to move private (euro) savings to a different currency?

Lately, I'm hearing a lot of talk about the euro's impending demise (I don't know how true that is by the way). And it's making me a little bit worried about my savings. I don't have a lot of savings,...
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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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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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Gnucash: How to track similar expenses in two currencies appropriately?

Suppose that someone spends most of their life in one country with currency X, and a few years in another country where they have currency Y. Let's suppose also that the person earns a similar income ...
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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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Starting with Stocks or Forex?

I'm interested in both of the above, and had been reading about them for the past year and so. Now I'm finally going to invest money in stocks. But it's been brought to my attention that I there 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 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 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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What foreign currency exchange rate is applied at cash machines

I recently came back from Auckland and China . Prior to withdrawing cash from ATMs , the currency exchange sell and buy prices give an estimate price. I wonder how much € exactly will 100 NZD cost. ...
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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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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 record currency exchange in double entry

I decided to make my own double entry accounting program that deals with multicurrency. However, I am facing an issue in dealing with following scenario: I have two bank accounts: From: Opening ...
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How do currency ETFs track the spot prices? And which amount one has to invest for full hedge?

I've got a couple of doubts about how currency ETFs work. How do they track the spot price? For example, I was checking the FX pair GBPUSD, I've seen: Spot price GBPUSD: $1.5382 ETF long GBP short ...
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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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Which technical indicators are suitable for medium-term strategies?

I'm doing some "retail forex" by (for example) exiting hydrocarbon-dependent currency and entering one weakened by parting the political union but ought to bounce back. As you see, I'm basing my ...
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Chinese account, live in Europe - rather get paid in RMB or EUR?

I'm currently living in Germany, but have a Chinese employer. I've got an account in both countries (ICBC in China and Sparkasse in Germany), and get my salary paid in RMB to my Chinese account, and ...