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Questions tagged [foreign-exchange]

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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International transfer: who determines the exchange rate?

I live in country A and work for a company located in country B. Every month, my salary (in USD) is paid via international transfer, and an exchange rate is applied for converting it to my local ...
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Buying foreign exchange in India without a bill: illegal?

Is it illegal to buy foreign exchange without a bill in India? Also, is it illegal to convert foreign exchange to INR through an unauthorized dealer? If yes, which laws are broken?
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What does it mean to short a futures contract?

I am currently studying the convergence of futures price to spot prices. I know that as the delivery month of a futures contract is approached, the futures price converges to the spot price of the ...
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How do speculators make profit?

I am having some difficulties understanding the difference between hedging and speculation. HEDGING AND FUTURE CONTRACTS I know that if the investor gains when the price decrease and loses when the ...
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Getting a refund with different-currency credit card

If I have a US Credit Card and I make a purchase in Canada, I know I won't get the BEST exchange rate. But if I return whatever I purchase and the store initiates the refund process, will I get a full ...
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Meaning of “non-reportable” and “dealer intermediary” in the CFTC COT report

What is intended with "non-reportable" and "dealer intermediary" long/ short positions in the CFTC COT report HERE? My toughts of "dealer intermediary" is that they could be the fx brokers; in other ...
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As a trader, why would you trade forex or options/futures instead of stocks?

My apology for the novice question: I've seen a certain number of people trading forex, future or options as their full time career, and my understanding is that they have all been through stock ...
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Difference between CFTC COT report and COT legacy?

Does anybody know the difference between the CFTC COT report and the COT legacy report on https://tradingster.com/? Numbers are quite different between these two.
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Avoiding currency exchange fees on credit card security deposits

I recently did a warranty exchange with a $25 service fee: I gave $500 deposit on my VISA card. They shipped the replacement. I returned the old item. They refunded $475 to my VISA card. which from ...
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Visualize GBP against.. nothing

How can I see GBP, not compared to another currency, but just the standalone trend of GBP over time? I’m interested in the history of the currency related to UK political events (but untainted by the ...
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If I am a Canadian Citizen, how can I surpass/mitigate the losses while trading US Stocks due to exchange rate?

So, imagine a situation, I am a Canadian citizen who decided to invest into an American based company, consequently all the activity is taking place at the NASDAQ. At some point in the future I am ...
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how can i convert my rupees into dollars? and what about the tax deduction

I have INR (Indian Rupees) in my bank account and I wish to convert INR to USD and Send it to my friend who is in america. he is in need of 1 lakh and 20 thousand 1600 USD.how much tax i have to pay ...
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FX volatility at weekends

Forex markets are closed at weekends. So if a major event happens on a Saturday which impacts exchange rates significantly, is there a way to quantify how much before waiting until Monday?
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How do I find exchange rates for a day in the past?

For tax purpose I want to calculate exchange rates for a given day in the past. I've done a look and cannot find a calculator that includes dates and is intended as and end consumer rate.
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Tax return: foreign savings account in foreign currency that depreciated?

I want to clarify what is the correct way to handle taxes in my situation. I'm working with CPA, but we have different views on this topic. I'm hoping to get the proper way to handle it. Google doesn'...
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As a Indian Citizen how can I transfer my savings to Singapore

Indian economy is very volatile right now. Central bank is taking the heat and its showing in the notifications it's putting up. One of these mind wrecking notification came up for PMC bank where a ...
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Could one convert US Dollars to Argentinian Pesos, move to Argentina, and live a life of luxury?

The Argentine Peso to US Dollar exchange rate has decreased from .12 in Oct 2014 to .017 today. That means a dollar can now buy 7 times as much in Argentina compared to the past. Could one now ...
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Where is the USD/CNY exchange rate quoted from?

What I am NOT asking about is how one currency appreciates/depreciates against another. I'm struggling to understand how the "official" rate of exchange of two currencies, say the US Dollar and ...
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How can I avoid bank exchange rate while buying online?

I'm in Canada and often buy things from eBay (mostly from US). I check the exchange rate. For example, C$1 equals US$ 0.76, but when I pay through PayPal or Credit Card, they apply exchange rate like ...
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Investing in USD/JPY when base currency is EUR or GBP

Let's assume you are based in France but you are a UK citizen. We can say you are mostly concerned about EUR (because you currently live and spend in Eurozone) and GBP (because you might at some point ...
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What possible reasons are behind the GBP -> EUR rate being the same for a few days?

The GBP -> EUR exchange rate has been stuck at a value of 1.11 since Saturday 7 of September, up from 1.10 since the day before. This seems to me highly irregular, as if all trading activity has ...
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How invisible hand adjusts stock prices if company is listed on multiple exchanges, under multiple currencies, and one of the currencies plunges?

I'm an absolute beginner in economics and in the stock exchange and just encountered my first company that was listed in multiple stock exchanges and in multiple currencies. I'm aware of the invisible ...
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What stops you from using fixed income in developing countries? [duplicate]

I was recently visiting a developing country and noticed that their interest rates are very high — ~15% with government bonds promising ~13% annually. I was just thinking, if the bid ask spread for ...
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Small Business foreign exchange

I run a small Australian business that has the requirement to pay a relatively small but not insignificant (say USD10k-20k equivalent annually) amount of invoices in foreign currencies (EUR and USD). ...
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beginner questions about forex trading

I'm trying to learn forex trade. Though I have done a lot of research and read many guides, I'm still quite confused. In particular I need help on the following questions. First let's say my ...
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Tax implications of selling UK property as US residents, while keeping cash proceeds in the UK?

We are currently selling our UK property and complete in a couple of weeks. The original plan was to transfer the money to our US account and pay off our US mortgage, but the exchange rate is ...
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Is there a way to extract the strategy of someone shared his mt4 statement?

I recently found out that Tickmill (a forex broker) hosted competitions on their website. What is great about that is that successful traders shared their account statements and how/when they placed ...
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Best/Least expensive way to cash a Canadian check in the US?

I live in the US, and I recently took a vacation in Canada. My flight home was oversold, and I was stuck at the airport for several hours. The airline is required to send me a check for 2400 Canadian ...
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Why Do People Continue Using Expensive Payment Services Like Paypal And Western Union [closed]

Paypal - the 'industry standard' for online payments makes this opportunity inaccessible to Africans in most cases. Most, who qualify to be a part of the workforce for some internet companies are not ...
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A way to keep earned currency from working overseas (Europe)?

I'm a Brazilian citizen and have been working in Europe (Austria) for a few months. My contract is wrapping up, and I'm returning back home soon. I've been getting paid in EUR all this time and it is ...
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What impact does currency exchange mark-up have on broker fees?

Let's say I held £100,000 in Interactive Investor and wish to add £20,000 to my investment each year in monthly instalments. They charge £10/month for a standard account[1] that offers one free trade ...
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Is purchasing foreign currency before going abroad a losing proposition?

A recent question illustrated one of the potential pitfalls of pre-purchasing foreign currency. In short, the poster was unable to pick up currency they had ordered, and a currency purchase is not a ...
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Is there such a thing as a credit card with no (currency exchange) fees?

There's no such thing as a free lunch. Is there such a thing as a free credit card with free currency exchange? Every debit or credit card I have seen charges for foreign currency transactions. ...
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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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Who buys a weak currency?

Suppose I want to convert Zimbabwean dollars into US dollars. Who will buy the Zimbabwean dollars from me? That is, why would they ever agree to change their valuable US dollars into the less valuable ...
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Nadex binary option - trading at excessive prices?

I recently came across Nadex and in particular their binary option markets. Such an option pays off $100 or $0 depending on whether a specific exchange rate exceeds a strike price at a specific date. ...
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Contracting via an umbrella company for a client that is based abroad?

So it seems like it's quite common for IT contractors to take work via an umbrella company if they don't want to start a limited company themselves. My question is. If the client is based abroad, ...
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Can dual citizens open crypto exchange accounts where U.S. citizens are prohibited?

I am specifically asking about the many crypto-currency exchanges which prohibit U.S. traders and would prefer if someone with first hand experience answered. Every exchange which offers derivatives ...
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How to finish the FBS “Trade 100 Bonus”

I started the process of learning how to trade on Forex, and came across FBS' "Trade 100 Bonus". I created an account, and then saw that they require that, in 50 days, you opened or closed orders in ...
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Is KYC information placed in a global database like bank accounts?

When I open a bank account or credit card, it is instantly accessible nationwide just like a credit report. What about opening an exchange account and filling out KYC information in the U.S. or ...
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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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Why do money exchangers give different rates to different bills?

I was traveling to India recently and was buying a few hundred US dollars on my way as the money exchanges didn't have any Indian rupees with them. At the exchange counter, they didn't have 100 dollar ...
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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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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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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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Is there reporting for commodities and forex trades?

I was wondering why stock trades are required to be reported to the exchange or trade reporting facility, but why other asset types like commodities, forex etc. don't have to be reported? I couldn't ...
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Money exchange for my friend in delhi. She is waiting for exchange her pounds [closed]

One of my friends comes from Romania. She will exchange some pounds to Indian rupees. What she will do?
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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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Are fluctuations in the exchange rate of a foreign currency taxable for US expats converting such currency to another currency?

I understand that when I make a profit on foreign currency exchanges in excess of $200, I need to pay capital gains to the IRS. However, it isn't entirely clear to me when I am considered to have ...
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Optimisation of a Trading Strategy (Walk Forward Analysis)

To the pro traders: What do you do when the past two years of a WFA (10-15 year period) had an increasing loss (2017 = -4%, 2018 = -8%) while the other years were profitable? Do you modify the ...