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Questions tagged [eur-euro]

This tag is to be used for the Euro currency as used by countries in the European Union.

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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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Investing euros in US

Imagine two European twins, A and B. Both have 10 euros each (this low for illustration purposes only). A decides to move to the United States and becomes a permanent resident. B remains in Europe. A ...
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Why is British Pound months before Brexit is going up against both U.S Dollar and the Euro?

The way I understand economics is that price of the currency represents the strength of one economy against the other, especially in the long term. Concensus being that Brexit is not going to help ...
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What do I need to watch out for when receiving a large sum of money as a gift in Germany?

I live in Germany. If my father would want to give me a large sum of money - let's say 10,000€ - what would be the safest, least bureaucratic way to do this? I'm an apprentice and I still receive ...
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It's paying Russian bills in Europe becoming less economic? [closed]

I pay some bills in rubles. My currency is euros. Over the past year I have noticed that I pay more euros for the same bill. Do rubles have a tendency to increase in value regarding Euros? Why?
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How to offset currency exchange losses?

Situation forces me to repatriate foreign revenue valued in Euro to USA, which is not ideal at this moment because the Euro is at a low. To counter this, would it make sense to buy Euro in USA at the ...
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Does the recipient of a SEPA transfer see the beneficiary field that the sender has written?

In tandem with simbabque's question "How important is..", I'm wondering if the recipient of a bank transfer can view what the sender has chosen to write as their name. As an example, I fill in only ...
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What to change into GBP? [closed]

I'll be in Scotland for one day and I will need to buy ticket for the bus. I have American Visa travel credit card, american debit card, euro, and dollars. Which one is better to use to change ...
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I am trying to figure out what a weaker dollar in the future would mean for a foreign investor

If the USD becomes weaker compared to EUR in the future, would it be wise for a European investor to buy US stocks? I imagine the following scenario: I buy 100 Shares of a company at 1$ each. Let's ...
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How to sell some euros and buy rubles?

I would like to sell some euros in an online exchange and buy rubles. My question is, once I buy rubles how do I withdraw them in my Russian account? Also, how to deposit euros? I know about some ...
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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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Are Euro coins copyrighted? [closed]

So I want to make a game, where you can find Euro coins, and I want them to be exactly the same as the real ones. Is this ok, or am I violating some copyrights?
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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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What is the difference between buying USDEUR compared to selling EURUSD?

To me, buying USDEUR looks the same as selling EURUSD. For those who have experience trading forex, are there circumstances when it makes more financial sense to buy USDEUR instead of sell EURUSD? Are ...
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Trading on forex news, Interactive Brokers / IDEALPRO, and slippage

When trading during major forex-related news releases (like NFP and friends), a significant increase of spread may occur, some tutorials say. As I understand it, even if I've got a stop-loss order in ...
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How can there be a quote for EUR/USD from 1980s?

As far as I know, the euro currency was introduced some time in the late 1990s, many countries adopting it at the beginning of the 21st century. However, I've run into charts depicting EUR vs. USD ...
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Interest Rate Arbitrage - Pay off loan

I am planning for interest rate arbitrage to pay off my education loan in India at 11.25% interest rate using a personal loan at 3.9% interest rate from an European country where I work drawing ...
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Dealing with savings in British Pounds

I've been living in the UK for the last 3 years and have just moved back to my home country of Germany. During my time in the UK I accumulated some money in a savings account. With the Brexit ...
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Withdraw USD from PayPal without conversion to my home currency of EUR?

Is there a possibility to withdraw USD from Paypal to my EU country (our currency is EUR) without converting from USD to EUR on Paypal's side (because of Paypal's high conversion fee)? I have USD ...
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Difference between Vanguard sp500 UCITS and Vanguard sp500

I cannot understand the difference between these two: Ticker: VOO, name: Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF Class (USD) and Ticker: VUSD, name: Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (USD) Buying them from ...
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Converting Euro to Rupees in India

I saved 1000 Euros during my internship in France, and brought them back to India in cash. It has been a year since then, and I want to deposit it in my bank account now. I was told by the bank that I ...
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Exchanging GBP to EUR [closed]

I am 21, live in UK, and have an unwanted property in Spain which I am paying a mortgage on. Sadly I cannot sell the property. Roughly every year I exchange into Euros over £10,000 for the mortgage, ...
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Sending Euro using USD paypal account that is funded via EUR CC/bank account

The title says it all. I want to send money to a seller in Europe, naturally he billed me in EUR, and I have a EUR credit card connected to Paypal account. However my Paypal itself is in USD. What ...
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US bank offering Euro-based card? [closed]

I'm looking to open an EUR account within the US that offers a Maestro card (in Holland it's called "Betaalpas" which is the only type of card that you can use in all Dutch shops, and with which you ...
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How do I calculate the modern-day value of pre-euro currencies (inflation correction)

I'm trying to calculate the modern value of 1950's Dutch guldens (guilders). Usually I'd use Wolfram Alpha for such a task, but it doesn't seem to understand pre-euro currencies. This works fine: ...
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Tax situation for UK citizen working remotely in France but getting paid in GBP by a UK employer

I am a UK [and Australian] citizen. I have only lived in the UK for 9 months since Nov 2004. Apart from the 9 months in 2014, i have lived in the US for the last 7 years working for the same employer....
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Currency Market Question

I am moving to Europe in March to start a 3 yr university course. I will take 35,000 Australia dollars with me. I am trying to decide how to deal with the exchange rate and would like some help. I ...
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SEPA and my name

It's the first time that I want to use SEPA payment method, I want to transfer 500€ from my bank account at Austria to France, I want to know, Is my name will be displayed on beneficiary statement?
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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 ...
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Why do large notes exist? [closed]

Why do the €200 and €500 notes exist? From what I read, they are mainly popular in organised crime. Most currencies do not have such large notes. Some eurozone predecessor currencies did — is that ...
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How much is one “lot” of EUR/USD?

In a foreign exchange market, what is the meaning of buying 1 lot (100K) of EUR/USD? Does that mean we have USD 100K, and we are exchanging it for Euro? Or do we have EUR 100K, and we are exchanging ...
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How important is the beneficiary field in a bank transfer in the Euro zone?

When doing a bank transfer in Germany (and probably by now other countries that have Euro with IBAN and BIC) you have to give a beneficiary. In German, that is either called Kontoinhaber or ...
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Limit on hard cash exchange (EURO -> USD) in USA

Say I have 8500 euros as hard cash in USA. Can I just walk into a bank and deposit it in my account as US dollars? Is there a limit on how much hard cash I can exchange at once in the states?
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Paying cash into a EUR account in Italy (or another EU state)

I am in Turin, Italy and I have some cash (EUR) that I would like to pay into my EUR account in a non-Italian bank (Polish in this case). The bank takes SEPA transfers. What is the cheapest and/or ...
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What are my options to make my money work for me?

I came to this site because I want to see what are my options with my current situation. I should start by saying that I am from Serbia and I possess no other citizenship. I have recently finished ...
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Loan to buy a real estate in Germany

Today I have a question about home-loans: I started saving money to raise a small capital in order to submit a request for a loan and since I am totally new to this topic (and some language barriers ...
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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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Travelling abroad: is EUR or USD card better?

I live in Poland. Recently, banks have raised fees for card payments in foreign currency. I've heard that a good way to go around it is to buy USD and pay using it (except for eurozone and UK). But ...
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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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What is a reasonable International Bank Draft Fee for cashing a cheque in Sweden from a friend in Scotland?

I have received an Internation Bank Draft from a friend in Scotland, made out in Swedish Kroner. I went to my bank here in Sweden and they said it would cost around 60 Euro to cash the cheque which is ...
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How to make use of EUR/USD fluctuations in my specific case?

I live in the Euro zone, and my main bank account is here. However, I also have a USD bank account located in the USA. I don't usually pay attention to the currency exchange market, but looking at ...
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Investing in USD from the Eurozone (Jan 2015)

A local economics professor recommended opening a "checking account" (forex account?) in USD with euros. He estimates a 5 to 10% yearly growth in the EURO value of such an account. For instance, ...
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Is there a reason why someone shouldn't buy into a temporarily cheap currency of an otherwise solid economy?

As everyone knows, the ruble is falling compared to the euro and it has been falling for a long time already. The way I see it, the ruble will eventually get back up once the political situation ...
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Earning in a declining currency but foreign currency liabilities, what strategy assuming exchange rates continue to decline?

I earn in euros, but have sterling and dollar liabilities that need to be paid monthly. Assuming the euro will continue to decline against these currencies, is there anything I can do to protect or ...
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Why are exchange rates fixed for prolonged periods of time? [closed]

Sometimes I see the following pattern when observing the history of an exchange rate: That is for several days the exchange rate becomes constant. What causes this? My best guess is that some ...
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fastest way to move USD to EUR [closed]

I have the following situation wrt revenue from online business that I transact funds are coming in to my PayPal account in EUR & USD funds are coming in (currently) via a US payment provider in ...
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UK - How to receive payments in euros

My father as a business based in UK, but works mainly in Europe, receiving payments in euros. His bank is HSBC that, apart from charging £8 for each transfer, applies a "custom" exchange rate (i.e. ...
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How do I cash a USD cheque in Europe, quickly?

I'll receive a USD cheque shortly. I prefered payment by money transfer, but all attempts to do so - i.e. SWIFT/IBAN, Payoneer, transferwise - failed. Now I will receive a cheque by mail. I contacted ...
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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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Using a FOREX platform to actually change money [closed]

Does anyone know of a FOREX trading platform, on which both GBP and EUR are traded and which allows withdrawals in a different currency from the original deposit? (Just found out forex.com only ...