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This tag is to be used for any question related to rates between 2 pairs of currencies. If the question is generic, only this tag is sufficient. If its specific for a pair of currencies, ideally both the currency tags should also be used.

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Why Are Forex Brokers So Strict In The US? Can US Citizens Trade Internationally?

First post - take it easy, please. I've noticed that the best forex brokers are outside the US. Many of them don't have operations in the US and offer better deals internationally. For example: ...
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Why was charged less than I was supposed to?

A Chinese company in Hong Kong called JLCPCB says I was charged a grand total of $146.64 USD. The Bank Of Canada says on 2024-03-15 (which is the date the payment was made) $146.64 USD was worth 198....
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In this chart, price seems to keep testing the same value over days. Coincidence? Or science to explain it?

Here's chart of the EUR/USD, and over the course of days, we can see that the current price seems to be tested by the low price on multiple previous days (the red line): Is this merely a coincidence? ...
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Charting Economic Surprises

Reading the book about FX trading called "Day Trading and Swing Trading the Currency Market: Technical and Fundamental Strategies to Profit from Market Moves" by Kathy Lien. Can't understand ...
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Double Currency Exchange Fee charges after Refund

I made a purchase for an airline ticket and my flight was cancelled. The company refunded me but the problem is that I paid currency exchange fees worth of approximately 100$ both ways. What can I do ...
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Using an LLC to buy property in Spain

I am considering entering into an agreement with another couple (friends of mine) to purchase a piece of property in Spain. The apartment would be primarily for our own use. However, we could both ...
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Avoiding unfair exchange rates on money earned in the Czech Republic as a non-EU citizen

I'm a British citizen. Last year I worked a summer job in the Czech Republic, an EU country, while on a scientific research visa. I was paid in Czech koruna (CZK). As of February 2020, I am not an EU ...
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Could a market-cap weighted fund of all the world’s currencies appreciate in value in the long run?

This is a thought experiment that I came up with. Imagine someone took their money (say, 100 USD) and put it in a market-cap weighted fund of all the world’s currencies. Could such a fund gain in ...
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Can a personal loan be taken in the USA to pay back a loan in India?

The interest rate from the Indian bank is higher so can a personal loan be taken in the USA to pay back the loan in India? If yes, then will there be major tax challenges or any other such hurdles? Is ...
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CFDs - What are the overnight holding times where you get charged swap fees?

We get charged overnight swap fees when holding CFD positions overnight. But what are the overnight trading times? Especially for crypto and shares. Scoured through the internet but could only find ...
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What happens under the hood when I place an order in the forex market?

I'm new to the field of forex trading and I'm trying to understand what actually happens under the hood when I place an order. The point is that I've read everywhere that I don't own the underlying ...
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Market Reactions to Federal Reserve's Rate Decisions

Background: During the meeting on December 13, 2023, the Federal Reserve (Fed) decided to keep interest rates at the level of 5.25% - 5.50%. The market's expectation is that interest rates have peaked ...
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Depositing Cdn$ cheques into a US bank without being charged a commission and facing a substantial hold period

I received 2 cheques drawn on a Canadian bank account in Canadian dollars. I live in the US. I want to convert the Canadian dollars to US dollars, however to do so my US bank wants to charge a 3% ...
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Difference in the Capital gain due to exchange rates

I am a US citizen. I inherited a property in India in 2018 and sold it in 2023 with no gain/loss in Indian currency. But when I convert the cost and the sale price to US dollars, I get a loss because ...
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Why am I not getting a margin call when using all my available margin?

I'm in the UK and have several broker accounts, all of which have a 50% margin call requirement. I thought I understood how margin works and the reason for it. As I am a retail trader, I use 30:1 ...
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What happened to the ARS to USD exchange rate in August 2023?

I was looking at the historical exchange rates of the Argentine Peso(ARS) to United States Dollar(USD). Why did the exchange rate flatten out in August 2023? Source from Forbes, other charts are ...
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Exchanging currencies at Foreign Exchange market instead of bank

Normally if we want to exchange US Dollars into a foreign currency (Euros for instance), we would just do it through our bank. For example right now the exchange rate (from google) is 1 USD = 0.95EUR. ...
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Leaving country soon, can I leave my bank accounts open?

I am a Tunisian citizen currently residing in Turkey with a work permit. However, due to a restructuring in the startup I worked for, I've been laid off and my work permit will not be renewed. As it's ...
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Can I send international payments using the Google Pay app?

Can we send international payments using the Google Pay app? For example, a contact in the USA, Canada, or the UK. Can we transfer money from India to the USA or Canada or UK using Google Pay or vice ...
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What are the upsides and downsides if one's currency exchange order is routed as an odd lot order instead of IdealPro on Interactive Brokers?

I placed a currency exchange order on Interactive Brokers from EUR to USD. Since the amount was below 20kEUR, Interactive Brokers told me that the currency exchange order would be routed as an odd lot ...
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Why is there no double rollover interest for forex trades carried overnight on Thursdays?

Why is there no double rollover interest for forex trades carried overnight on Thursdays? I have been looking everywhere to find an answer to this question, and finding absolutely nothing. I'd ...
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Can money be refunded after order cancellation in HDFC multicurrency forex card?

I ordered something online on Amazon while in US using my HDFC multicurrency forex card. A day later the payment was processed and the amount got deducted from my forex card. I had to cancel the order ...
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Calculating Foreign Exchange Capital Loss on Margin Loan Repayment

Let's assume I convert 10,000 CAD to 5,000 USD and hold it for one year. During that year, I also make some trades using money borrowed from the brokerage firm (i.e. trading on margin). Afterward, I ...
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Tax Implications of Forex Transactions when Changing Country of Residence

I have a somewhat complex tax question related to forex transactions and moving to a different country. Here's the scenario: I'm a UK resident, and I sold GBP to buy USD in order to purchase American ...
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Are everyday foreign currency exchange fees deductible with the CRA as a capital loss? [duplicate]

Let's say today's official market exchange rate from USD to CAD is 1.30. However, my bank or Western Union is only willing to offer me a rate of 1.20. Therefore, I end up converting $100K USD to just $...
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Do you use the trade date or settlement date for CRA reporting capital gains, especially for exchange rates?

Suppose you engage in the following investment transactions while a Canadian resident: (Buy MSFT) Trade Date: Jan 1st. Settle Date: Jan 3rd. (Sell MSFT) Trade Date: Jan 10th. Settle Date: Jan 12th. ...
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how are brokerage accounts okay with leverage when going short?

I'm new to this and am trying to understand all the risks and benefits before getting too far in. I recently grabbed MetaTrader 5 to play my hand at trading in forex, so far I've been doing very well. ...
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cheapest way to transfer money to myself overseas

I am moving overseas due to work. As part of the move I need a bank account in the country I am going to live in, and then I will need to transfer the money that I have in my U.S. account(s) to the ...
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Can non-resident alien in USA accept money from dependent wife in a US saving account without incurring tax?

I am a non-resident alien in USA on J1 visa. My wife and I are both Indian citizens. Recently my wife moved from her previous job (in Spain) to live with me as dependent J2. Since she does not have ...
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Who performs currency conversion on a SEPA payment?

To simplify, consider a EUR-denominated SEPA Instant Credit Transfer from a EUR-denominated account to a CZK-denominated account to a bank in the Czech Republic (EU member). Which institution ...
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Convert millions of USD to GBP at minimal cost [closed]

I live in the UK but am due to personally receive a one-off payment of millions of dollars - representing the majority of my personal wealth - from a US-based organisation with whom I do business. The ...
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What are the pros and cons of buying a currency etf versus forex?

I want to take a long position in CHF. Two common ways to do this are with an ETF like FXF, or Forex. Why might I decide to choose one approach over the other?
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Sending a check from US to Canada - whose problem is the exchange rate?

I need to pay someone in Canada for services rendered. We have agreed on an amount and to pay by check, and the contract specifies it will be paid in US Dollars. Is the transaction as simple (for me)...
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How can I exchange EUR to USD on Interactive Brokers without going through FXCONV?

I'm looking at this Interactive Brokers account: The cash position is 77,535.00 EUR. Interactive Brokers say it's worth 84,755.45 USD. xe.com agrees with that estimate. However, converting 77,535.00 ...
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Given a pair of currencies, are there one or several interbank currency exchange rates?

Let's consider a pair of currencies, e.g. EUR -> USD. Are there one or several interbank currency exchange rates? I see that both Revolut and OFX claim to use the interbank currency exchange rate, ...
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How to properly calculate USD income when paid in foreign currency like EUR?

Say I live and work in the United States, but mostly do contract work for European organizations. This would mean that I very often invoice and get paid in EUR, which initially might go into a EUR ...
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Why does the interbank currency exchange rate differ from the Reuters, New Change and XE exchange rate?

I'm looking at converting some USD into EUR. I am comparing Revolut's currency exchange rate with Wise' currency exchange rate. As of now: Revolut: 1 USD = 0.9216 EUR (screenshot). Revolut states ...
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How to decide whether to pay an USD amount from my AUD account or from my EUR account?

Soon I have a payment of, say, 100 USD to make and I have an AUD account which holds enough currency and an EUR account which holds enough currency. I wonder which account to choose? Just looking at ...
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Is currency conversion and foreign transaction fee inevitable when purchasing a service from a country different from a credit card company?

I purchased plane tickets at Kuwait Airways website, for a trip originated from US with a transition/overlay at Kuwait, by using Fidelity Rewards Credit Card, a credit card issued in US. My credit ...
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Do banks trade forex?

Does anybody know exactly whether banks also trade like traders? Anyone saw or read about it previously and have a firm answer?
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Why is EUR/CAD market open now?

As far as I know the Euro follows London times (closed right now), and CAD session is almost the same as USD session (closed right now as well) so why is EUR/CAD market open and trading right now?
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Assessing the trade-off between exchange rate risk and potential higher interest returns on emergency savings in foreign currency

I currently reside in an EU country and earn a salary in EUR, the currency I primarily use for expenses. I have been researching ways to protect my emergency fund from inflation by keeping it in a ...
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Historic exchange rate sites show 0.0% on certain days for ZAR/AUD

From 2000/01/01 to the present, I have encountered 306 days over the years 2008, 2009 and 2010 that had a 0% change in the exchange rate on several sites that list historic exchange rate data. As an ...
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Send USD From PayPal AUS To Thailand

I have an Australian PayPal account holding $USD. I need to send this money to Thailand because that's where I live, but I don't want to convert it to AUD and then to baht. How can I use Wise to ...
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How is that a profit or a loss?

An investor enters into a short forward contract to sell 100,000 British pounds for US dollars at an exchange rate of 1.4000 US dollars per pound. How much does the investor gain or lose if the ...
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interbank currency exchange rate?

when you have a gold account, sometimes banks offer an option of exchanging currencies with no added operation cost, using only interbank transfer exchange rate. (proably, this is called TT rate). I ...
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Why is the USD/HKD is not moving normally?

I know that the RMB is pegged against the USD (and other currencies?), but why is the USD and HKD are not moving as I would expect from other currency pairs? Below is the USDHKD pair on the daily ...
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Why don't unbanked people use cryptocurrency?

I hear a lot about Western Union and associated costs in the context of remittances. Also there are exchange rates anyway, between one currency and another. Also there is inflation and bank fees. Why ...
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FOREIGN EXCHANGE EARNING AND OUTGO definition

I was going through the annual report of a company listed in the stock market which have mentioned their foreign exchange earning and foreign exchange outgo. The values of both changed drastically in ...
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How is implied volatility on future treasuries used to expect Forex volatility?

I was listening to some traders talk amongst themselves. One emphasized the importance treasury implied Vol as a useful indicator for forex vol/trading. I don't totally see the connection. I have a ...
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