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The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global, worldwide-decentralized financial market for trading currencies. Commonly traded instruments include spot, forward, swaps, futures, and options. The FX market is the most liquid financial market in the world. There is no ...

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Free 1 Minute FX Data from www.dukascopy.com

Can somebody help me to figure out how to specify the url to download 1 (Bid and Ask) Minute FX data directly? For Tick data, it somewhat looks like this: http://www.dukascopy.com/datafeed/AUDCAD/...
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Pricing Uneven FX Swaps

I'm trying to figure out how to price uneven FX swaps. I just started on a FX trading desk and have been told that the all-in rate for a 2-legged FX swap is equal to: 1) Quote for market side of net ...
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Average monthly exchange rates causes translation error in consolidated books

I newly work for a multinational company with a corporate structure such that during consolidation, the books need to be translated multiple times and sometimes back to the original currency. I've ...
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Spot/Next and Tom/Next FX forward swaps

could somebody please tell me what is the main difference between Spot/Next and Tom/Next FX forward swaps? I know that both are used to roll spot FX position settlement to 1 day forward but I really ...
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How can currency (USD/TRY) be going up without having a candle before that would close under it?

I am having a hard time understanding how can USD/TRY be going up without having a period before that would close at a point under it. This is from today (2018-10-08 6:12 and 6:50). Is it moving up ...
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What is a good indicator to use as multiple with ATR to measure trailing stop loss in Forex?

Trailing loss stop is a good way to lock in profits, however, the farther the trailing stop is higher the loss (trade will end when you will lose X(trailing stop value) pips from max value gained in ...
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Integrity of API Data from Online Forex Brokers - Oanda

In short, I'm doubting my coding ability so I'm shifting the blame to Oanda to save face with my wellbeing. On a serious note, I think there is a some-what lag between short-interval candle-stick ...
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Is forex trade set up where profit target is twice as far from stop loss is good strategy? [closed]

I was listening to this youtube video and the author is explaining that good way is to set up forex trades in a way where 10 pips in 'losing' direction (Stop loss) and 20 pips in 'winning' direction (...
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How is FX cross rates options are priced?

Say I have market for EUR/USD and also USD/CAD, how would EUR/CAD would be priced and hedged in practice? What are good papers/book chapters to read on that? (Assuming basic knowledge already on ...
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When to Choose FX Swap or Forward

Assume we have an exporter who is looking to hedge their USD exposure. How would they decide between choosing a FX swap or a FX forward contract to do so? I understand that a swap has 2 exchanges, ...
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Implied AUD Interest Rate from USDAUD FX Swap and USD Interest Rate

Can someone help me understand how to derive the implied interest rate or spot rate in BBG FXFA? I actually get why the Forward rate, F_Ask and F_Bid are derived using the formula in the picture. ...
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Which interest rates (maturity length) should one use for calculating interest rate differential of AUDUSD?

An interest rate differential is a difference in interest rate between two currencies in a pair. It is not clear from the internet articles such as the one below which maturity length should be used ...
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ATMF FX straddle delta

I am trying to price an ATMF FX (say Usdidr) straddle - the fxdelta for call and put leg are quite different with put fxdelta being higher than call delta. (Absolute values) Why would this be the case?...
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Industry standard for interpolating FX volatilities

I'm looking to replace the FX vol interpolation scheme at my firm, and was wondering what the industry standard was. We used to do vanna-volga, but it only takes 3 points (25dp, atm, 25dc), and so ...
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What is the formula for calculating fair value of currency futures?

Let's use AUDUSD 6A futures contract as an example. How does the interest rate between AUD and USD give rise to the fair value calculation of AUDUSD 6A futures contract? Besides interest rates, are ...
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forex backtesting spread cost modeling

For professional level forex trading, what is a reasonable estimate of roundtrip transaction costs (I am talking about major pairs, like EUR/USD).
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Quanto Factor - FX Forward

In the paper Quanto Options by Uwe Wystup the "quanto factor" $Q$ is used to describe forwards/options when quanto-ed into a different currency, e.g. $$\text{Quanto Forward Value} = Q \cdot e^{-r_Q T}...
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Books om FX options [duplicate]

What are good books about currency options? Unfortunately most books explain option from equity or index options perspective. I'm mostly interested in FX options. Not books on all options like ...
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Log Differences vs Percentage returns [closed]

When working with a single TimeSeries of Foreign Exchange price data (EUR/USD : OHLC) on a minute by minute level, is it better to use the % difference of the close vs the lognormal difference of the ...
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Why is spot FX standard if overnight forwards are available?

A spot FX transaction means agreeing to an FX rate to settle on a T+2 basis. Though there are transactions that deliver/settle overnight/T+1. Why is spot, therefore, the standard benchmark trade, and ...
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Choosing the Correct Periods for Yang-Zhang Volatility

I am implementing the formula for YZ Volatility using this link. I am testing it on hourly Forex charts and I'm getting some strange numbers. Taking the 14 day YZ volatility using ...
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OpenGamma's Strata - Computational Overhead

I've been looking at the open-source library Strata (maintained by OpenGamma), which is written in Java. Now, upon inspection of the FX Forward Pricer and Payment Pricer I noticed two things: All ...
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Understanding Forex HFT Arbitrage with different counter parties/ Brokers/ ECN

I came across this in a online lecture. But couldn't wrap my head around it. Lets say I have accounts with two brokers/ECN/STP. Now consider the following scenario for currency pair USD/JPY Broker1: ...
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FX hedging: forward rate and implied forward rate

In this paper (box 1 page 24): https://www.rbnz.govt.nz/-/media/ReserveBank/Files/Publications/Bulletins/2000/2000mar63-1brookeshargreaveslucaswhite.pdf It is argued that the forward rate that a ...
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Reverse convertible quanto decomposition

I'm trying to decompose the pricing of a reverse convertible when quantoed. Say my domestic currency is EUR and the stock $S$ currency is USD. The quanto reverse convertible, structured as a ZC bond ...
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Valuation of open FX-Forward

So called closed FX-Forwards are well known forward contracts where some amount of foreign currency is bought at a specified date in the future for a price fixed "today". Such contracts can be ...
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FX forward performance

I would like to compare the performance of two different currency hedging cases with fx forwards on EUR/USD pair (for example). In the first case, I buy an amount X of EUR against USD at a one month ...
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How does interest parity work with settlement dates?

Interest rate parity is typically proven as follows. Given one unit of a domestic currency, one can either convert it into $S$ units of the foreign currency and invest at the foreign risk free rate $...
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Calculating Fx Swap from Cross Currency Swap

I am trying to calculate Fx Swap points of a currency pair from the corresponding Cross Currency Swap rate on the same maturity. I.e if I know that my USD/TRY 5Y rate is 16% and my USD/TRY spot rate ...
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How should I convert FX Volatility Surface from one base currency to another?

This might be a very simple question but I wanted to understand how to convert FX volatility surface points which are quoted in one base currency to another currency? Eg I have fx vol quoted in EUR ...
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How to calculate Sharpe Ratio and recovery factor for this data ? please help me im searching from 1 week

Suppose i have 5 closed trades like the following:- 1- 1 lot EUR/USD and got zero$ profit 2- 1 lot EUR/USD and got-6$ loss 3- 5 lot GBP/USD and got-45$ loss 4- 2 lot EUR/USD and got +20$ profit ...
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fx vanilla option's forward delta in single currency

According to Black formula , a vanila fx call option's pricing is $$C(F,\tau) = D[N(d_+)F - N(d_-)K]$$ , where $\tau$ is the time to expiry, $D =e^{-r\tau}$ the discount factor, $F=S/D$ the outright ...
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Why does the EUR/USD exchange rate is in fact USD/EUR from a mathematical point of view?, why finance does not use the mathematical notation?

I found this answers: https://www.quora.com/Why-is-the-EUR-USD-traded-like-that-and-not-like-USD-EUR, but I'm not quite satisfied, I still do not understand how arranging them according to "most ...
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Change of numeraire in options with currency exchange features

FV of an EUR denominated option under "COP" risk measure is given by: $$V_t^{COP} = D^{COP} \mathbb{E}_t^{COP} \left[X_T(S_T -K)^+\right]$$ where $X_T$ is the exchange rate COP/EUR. Pricing the ...
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Software library: Pricing financial instruments, such as FX Forwards

I am currently reading material on how to price financial instruments such as FX Forward deals. One way of doing this seems to be by calculating its Fair Value³. This value can be split into two ...
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Dynamically adjusting the size of a Constant Range Bar (on an intraday fx chart)

Constant Range Bars (CRB) is a type of candlestick charting method that does not draw a new candle every unit of time (like every 1/5/15/30 minutes), but every time the range (high-low) of the ...
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Comparing account equity vs maintenance margin on large number of positions

Forex brokers will start liquidating your positions when your account's equity falls below the maintenance margin set by the broker. ...
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Known Forex Market Trends

As the title implies, is there anywhere I can find (or would anyone be kind enough to make) a [obviously far from comprehensive] list of known connections between a currency’s trends and world markets....
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MtM of FX Forward

I had a look at pnl calculation of FX forward but it didn't quite match my question. Say $X_{t,\tau}$ is the USDJPY FX Forward Rate as seen at time $t$ for expiry $t+\tau$. So $X_{t}^{spot} := X_{t,0}...
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Understanding Forex Positions

I am new to forex trading and using an Oanda free practice account to play with it. However, I'm not understanding a few things. When I buy or sell a currency pair, am I buying/selling a currency or ...
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Implied volatility of inverse quote

Suppose I have a quote of INR/USD and the implied vol surface is also given. Is it theoritically correct to use to same implied vol for analysis of the inverse quote, i.e. USD/INR. Correct me if I am ...
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how to simulate FX forwards

My question is how to do Monte Carlo simulation for FX forward contracts. Just imagine you have bought a bunch of FX forwards (in various currencies and various tenors) for hedging purposes and you ...
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Calculating Historical Currency Returns for Backtesting

I am trying to calculate a historical daily series of developed market currency returns versus the USD, which can be used in backtesting currency strategies. In real time, one would buy a currency ...
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Emerging market debt local vs hard

In an environment where the dollar is appreciating in value, similar to the current environment. Is it better to invest in emerging market debt local currencies or emerging market debt hard currency (...
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hybrid models with FX

I am working with an hybrid model: $S_f(t)$: is a foreign Equity in a foreign currency f. S follows a BlackScholes model: $dS_f(t) = S_f(t) r_f dt + \sigma_1 S_f(t) dW_1(t) $ $r_f$ follows a hull ...
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Proper Equity and FX CFD Long-Short portfolio proportions definition

I am very new to Quantitative Finance, although I have somewhat experience in trading CFDs. I am trying to create a Market Risk Management Tool in Excel VBA that should calculate CVaR of a mixed ...
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Papers and books related to “Forex” market microstructure

There are lots of papers and books on this topics but haven't seen much specific to forex markets nowadays. Any recommendation on recent papers or books?
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How to delta-one hedge a IRD sensitivity on an intra-day basis (using eg, FX or bond futures)?

I'm looking to hedge an interest rate differential sensitivity (the output from a statistical model of spot FX rates) on an intraday frequency. What is the best way to do it? Important factors ...
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What could be lead indicator for forex pairs like EUR-USD?

I am trying to look for intra-day lead indicators for FX pairs. For example what other securities like FX or bonds or indices can be considered as lead indicators with significant positive or negative ...
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On a FX volatility smile, Is a-delta put volatility equal to (1-a)-delta call volatility?

On a FX volatility smile in terms of delta, If I want 95-delta put vol, Is this volatility equal to a 5-delta call vol, and viceversa? Thanks.