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It is very difficult to outperform the "random walk without drift" benchmark. The forward rate is not a particularly good predictor as it is often biased. Nevertheless some economists claim it is possible. Here is a literature review (Rossi 2013): http://crei.cat/people/rossi/Rossi_ExchangeRatePredictability_Feb_13.pdf From reading this it would seem that ...


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SWIFT are proprietary and easy to use for all the firms as 98%+ world wide coverage they have.


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SWIFT messages are expensive where as FIX is totally free.


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Although they are often used in the media, there is no precise definition for terms like risk-on/risk-off, market sentiment, risk appetite and so on. Usually a risk-on day is simply a day when the stock market went up, and similarly for a day of "increasing risk appetite". Generally the possibility of rate hikes raises the dollar, but not always. So the ...


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Well stock prices change all the time when markets are open. American options give you the opportunity to exercise it at any time up until maturity, whereas a European option only allows you to exercise it at a specific date and time. A simple example is to compare an American option that matures in 1 day and European option where it matures at the last ...



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