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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 unified or centrally cleared market.

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How to use the Black-Scholes formula with LIBOR rates?

I want to price an FX option using the Black-Scholes model, but I don't know the risk free rate, nor the volatility. I only know the LIBOR rates, the strike, and that the expiration day is 87 days ...
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book of options hedging case of floating rate

i'm an intern in bank at Morocco that sells vanilla options on EUR/USD , EUR/MAD , USD/MAD , it s using delta hedging strategy to cover they're position . But because of the switch to floating ...
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To currency hedge or not to currency hedge (ETFs)?

When is it preferable to use a currency hedged ETF over a none currency hedged ETF? There has been studies which have shown over the longer term currency hedging does not make a difference. "...
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Data on morocco exchange reserves

i'm trying to do some tests on exchange market pressure of morocco Where can i find data on morocco exchange reserves thanks
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How do I calculate the inverse rate of an exotic? [closed]

I'm getting my FX rate information from a provider that only provides me one direction THB => CHF. Now I want to calculate the inverse: CHF => THB. I see two possibilities: Take the middle of the ...
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Strange Delta for FX Down And Out Call, Strike below Barrier

Based on this text about FX options on pages 139, 141 and 145 I'm trying to compute the delta of a down and out call with the strike below the barrier. Here is a quick and dirty Python code (I assume ...
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FX forward curve building

Can someone explain which curves are used to calculate FX forward rates? I have the idea that it involves using the local OIS curves for both currencies, but my calculation shows that it is not the ...
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Beginner question: how do I use common indicators in backtesting with tick data? Do I resample to 1-day data?

Sorry if this is the wrong place for this, but I've Googled around quite a bit and can't find this spelled out anywhere. Most of the common indicators seem to be based on daily periods. If I want to ...
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FX: PRDC (Power Reverse Dual-Currency Notes): key risks and callability

Can anyone tell me more about PRDC products. I've heard it is a popular product among Japanese investors. One popular product is the 10Y BRL/JPY paying a coupon of 20%*PerfFX-15% with callable options ...
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FX Price aggregation method

Lets say we are receiving tradable FX market depth(bid/ask prices and amounts for each level) from several Liquidity Providers and we want to aggregate the market depths in to a single bigger market ...
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Pricing and Hedging an Option through a Currency Triangle

How is the option price of an plain vanilla option (in a Black Scholes setting) derived, which is written on, say XAGGBP but practically hedged with XAGUSD and GBPUSD (because these are more liquid)? ...
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FX Option with Different Premium Currency

When valuing an FX option with some model M, e.g. Garman Kohlhagen for a call on GBPUSD spot, with a different premium currency, say CHF, is it correct to simply multiply the obtained option price (in ...
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Close prices discrepancy between binary.com, google, yahoo and wsj?

My algorithm needs to extract the forex data of the last 48h (hourly) to get the last close price and to calculate the MACD. I use Google Finance api becouse is the only which provides free forex ...
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Currency/Forex Hedging using Momemtum Strategy

Mainly the two ways I could find on currency hedging are using forwards (to lock in a future exchange rate) and options. However, I'm curious whether currency can be hedged via some commonly known ...
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FX Option Pricing Under Basis Adjustment

Given money market rates such as USD LIBOR and EURIBOR and in the context of FX options valuation, I have been reading about the importance to include a so called basis adjustment to one of the ...
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Trading a planned drop of FX peg

I've been playing around with ideas (not primarily to make money) about what exactly is going to happen when Czech National Bank will leave the EUR\CZK peg? It's been on for roughly 2.5 yrs as a ...
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How do I get a good mid-price?

I 'm trying to get a mid price for forex data. This answer by alex suggests that I shouldn't simply take ask minus bid. I am not a high frequency trader or market maker. My purpose for the fx mid ...
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VaR mapping - Forward Foreign Currency Contract

I have a question about VaR mapping for FX forwards. Please bear with me while I outline the problem. Philippe Jorion's book discusses VaR mapping; a means to break down complex instruments into ...
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fx : HistSim VaR for currency NDFs

I might be asking a very simple question for the FX experts... I would like to check the HistSim VaR process for a currency NDF. Given the PV for the product is defined as:- (f(T) - K)*...
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FIX latency and clock syncronization

We are trying to see latency from our server to different LPs . For that we are checking sendingtime value (from them) and current clock in our server. What we saw is difference of +-20ms between ...
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Volatility Surface for Inverse FX pair / Indirect Quote

I understand that, based on market convention, you can construct the volatility surface of an indirect quote FX pair by flipping the volatility surface of the direct quote around the ATM level. For ...
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Conversion of a premium-adjusted delta to a strike

I am trying to compute the calibration of an FX market volatility surface, and especially I want to retrieve the strikes from the deltas quoted. I don't have any trouble reverse-engineering the ...
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Where and how can I get FX intraday data for use it in R?

I need FX data (the most accurate possible) for use in R. Right now I have developed a script in Java to download the CSV file (from Oanda) and use this file to read it in R, but I think that is a ...
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'Anchors' for REER/PPP estimates

I'm having trouble trying to understand the concept of 'anchors'. I came across the term in a sentence that said "we use a relative purchasing power parity approach that is based on the longterm ...
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ARIMA model coefficients from discontinuous data series

Stock prices are not stationary processes during all week or all day. For example EURGBP has low variability at night in Europe but during working hours is changing much more dynamic because of market ...
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What are some of the most important/interesting Risk measures to watch?

I am wondering what are some of the more important/interesting risk measures to watch, particularly in FX markets. So far I'm watching the following: Greeks Tail moves AKA VaR (left and right tail ~ ...
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I want to publish my research framework for quantitative finance

I have spent numerous months writing a framework for testing and researching for strategies, I now want to publish this framework with hopes of possibly marketing myself. It includes quandl data as ...
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Understanding the GDAX price chart [closed]

I'm a beginner looking at the USD-BTC price chart on gdax: https://www.gdax.com/trade/BTC-USD It looks like this: I'm trying to work out what the top graph means. Can anyone tell me what each of ...
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Convert USD yield into EUR yields

I want to calculate the EUR equivalent yield from the USD yield curve. For example : how to translate the USD libor curve into an EUR equivalent yield curve ? Do I need to use FX forwards or is the ...
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Pricing foreign currency bonds - which approach is more theoretically “sound”?

You own a fixed rate corporate bond in foreign currency (let's say JPY). Your domestic currency is USD. Which of the these two approaches do you consider theoretically better? Discount JPY cash flows ...
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Common pre-processing steps for forex data

This is almost certainly going to make me seem like a novice, but googling for answers is very difficult for this sort of thing. My friend asked me to take a look at some forex data recently. My ...
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FX Forward pricing with correlation between FX and Zero-Cupon

I would like to extend my question about about FX Forward rates in stochastic interest rate setup: FX forward with stochastic interest rates pricing We consider a FX process $X_t = X_0 \exp( \int_0^t(...
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What is Toxic FX Flow debate?

So, basically I want to debate and find out the real reason behind being flag by ECNs and venues as "toxic". How to avoid being flagged? What kind of strategies are toxic and why? Below is an article ...
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EUR/CHF fx rate drop on the 15th of January 2015

I was playing around with some fx rates and what caught my attention was the sudden drop of the fx rate EUR/CHF at the 15th of January 2015 4:00 - 5:00 am EST. What really happened that day? Was there ...
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How to generate synthetic FX data for backtesting?

I want to generate synthetic forex data for the purpose of backtesting my trading algorithms. I have some rough ideas in mind on how to do this: Start with a curve representing a trend, then randomly ...
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Why do FX Swaps have Interest Rate Risk?

I know that FX Swaps have FX Risk, but why do FX Swaps have Interest Rate Risk as well? Need some guidance on this.
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FX volatility quotation

I am attempting to calibrate my SV(heston) model to market data. My intention is to minimize the difference between market IVs and my model's IVs. I use Bloomberg to get the data, however fx options ...
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Tail index estimation to prove non-stable fat tail distribution

Currently I am analysing the stylized facts for some EURO FX rates. This paper states that we can prove the fat tail distribution of the FX log returns via the computation of the tail index. For a ...
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Quanto Total Return of a Foreign Asset into Domestic

Say we have a product that pays the following at expiry $T$: $$\text{Payoff}_{in\ USD} = \text{Notional}_{in\ USD} \cdot \frac{DAXLevel_{in\ EUR}\ at\ t=T}{DAXLevel_{in\ EUR}\ at\ t=0}$$ i.e. it ...
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FX forward with stochastic interest rates pricing

I would like to extend the following question about FX Forward rates in stochastic interest rate setup: "Expectation" of a FX Forward We consider a FX process $X_t = X_0 \exp( \int_0^t(r^...
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Cross Currency Swap pricing

I have seen two methods for calculating the value of a xccy swap - 1) Convert the future foreign payments to the base currency using forward FX rates, net with the base currency payments and ...
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Forex Market Timezones

I need to store OHLC data from the Forex Market. I live in the UK which is presently in British Summer Time +1. The Forex Market EST, which is normally -5 from GMT. I'm not sure how Eastern ...
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SABR model: from calibration to mapping the smile/skew in a graph

Let's say that I have a calibrated SABR model in FX market (eg for Eurodollar options). So I have estimated values of beta, rho, alpha, and vol of vol. How do I map the calibration in a (strike, vol)-...
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Binary Options hedge Forex position

if I am short GBPJPY and it start to jump up, instead of closing it, could I use Binary Options to long it immediately after jump up? So I could hedge current Forex position if possible.
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Is this type of currency index a thing already?

I was considering making some sort of free index data set that would basically attempt to estimate changes in the value of a currency against all other currencies. So I came to thinking if I took ...
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How do I build a cross currency basis swap pricer using implied levels generated from fx forwards?

How can I construct a simple calculator to imply the cross-currency basis (with sides) from the FX forward and interest rate markets, at maturities under 1y? Depending on liquidity the market in ...
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What is a maximal curve?

I came across the term maximals in this article. Can someone explain what a maximal curve is and how you would calculate it?
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How FOK or IOC order types are executed

Ok, I know what's the difference are between them but still have some question. Let's say that the exchange's limit order book looks like this: (order depth of LOB) Now, let's say I send a buy FOK ...
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What is the data quality of ask (offer) versus bid quotes in FX markets?

I'm working with high frequency FX data. Because the FX market is a decentralized market, different traders often have slightly different prices at the same moment. I can see how this would ...
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Choosing an exchange rate in a macroeconomic panel data set

I am constructing an investor sentiment index to determine the impact of investor sentiment on stock market crises. I am following the methodology in this paper, http://121.192.176.75/repec/upload/...

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