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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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Pricing Mark-to-Market Basis Cross Currency Swaps and Subsequently Constant Notional

Currently I'm working on my Master Thesis in Quant Finance in cooperation with a company. I would like to thank you very much for your time and help in advance! In my thesis I want to price Mark-to-...
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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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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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FX Delta Volatility

I am looking at a Bloomberg FX vol surface quoted in 10 and 25 delta BF and RR. I know how to convert the RR and BF vols int 10D and 25D call and put vols, but I can't seem to imply a strike price ...
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What does it mean to 'receive outright'?

What does the following statement mean: "after accounting for levels of market volatility, we favor receiving outright in 6-month forward-starting 2-year swaps."? Specifically, what does "receiving ...
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What's the problem with simple EMA-crossover strategies?

I'm looking at charts of bitcoin here: https://bitcoinwisdom.com/markets/kraken/btceur with the option of displaying a short term as well as a long term EMA. It seems to me that if I were to buy ...
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How to distinguish trending/consolidating market conditions programatically?

Can someone please suggest me a method to programatically identify trending/consolidating market condition by reading ohlc data? Currently I'm thinking of checking the current price within last n ...
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Using FX ATM/RR/BF Volatility to Estimate Smile

Suppose $S$ is some FX rate, EUR/USD say, and $\sigma_{S}(K,T)$ is the implied volatility for some option written on $S$, sourced from the surface $\sigma_{S}(\cdot,\cdot)$ (alternatively, consider ...
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How to create a basket of currency pairs with the lowest correlation in R?

My strategy is designed to buy and sell all assets of a universe and rebalance periodically. It goes either long or short. To limit risk exposure to a single currency I would like the assets in the ...
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Relationship between ADR in USD and original stock in GBP - Drift in price

For tax reasons, I switched a position I had in the HSBC London GBP listing into the USD ADR. The ADR represents 5 shares of the GBP listing. My understanding was that since at all times 1 ADR = 5 UK ...
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What is delta neutral

Does delta neutral portfolio mean you add up deltas of all positions and the sum should be zero? Is this true? Also, in a FX portfolio consisting of FX calls puts and Fwds, if FWD delta is given for ...
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hedging with a 3 month fx forward every month

I think this is a bit odd question. Let us say I want to hedge my fx exposure every month but using 3 month forwards . How can I do that ? Is it not easy just to use 1 month forwards ? I recalculate ...
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what numeraire is used to price an FX forward contract

By non-arbitrage, it is easy to show the relationship between fx forward and fx spot via the domestic and foreign currency interest rates. I am wondering how we can express this in terms of the ...
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Smile Strangle and Market Strangle

What is the difference between Smile Strangle margin and Market Strangle Margin in fx derivative market? Is it just variation in convention or is there any mathematical relationship between the two?
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Why does change in Sight Deposits reflect Swiss National Bank FX action

I am confused of how the Swiss National Bank's famous FX interventions are reflected in the change in Sight Deposits. Against the backdrop of the ECB meeting, it is said that the SNB has taken ...
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LSV model calibration with only few quotes per maturity

At this link I have asked what is the market standard when pricing options in different asset classes. Based on the answers, the standard for FX and equities seems to be the local-stochastic ...
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Using QuantLib Python to value FX options using stochastic volatility

I would like to use QuantLib (and in particular the python wrapper) to value FX option using the Heston model. Thanks to http://gouthamanbalaraman.com and all of the articles therein : in particular ...
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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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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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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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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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is there a limit on how many times i can access fxcm xml feed

i'm writing an python application that uses fxcm's xml feed. here is the link http://rates.fxcm.com/RatesXML does anyone know if there are limits on how many times you can access this data? right now ...
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Scale of Market Quakes Computation

I would like to reproduce the results in the paper "The scale of market quakes", from T. Bisig, But I am getting stuck at the computation of the Fourier Coefficients in equation (4). They are defined ...
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Why does graphic of log first difference of renminbi look similar to hkd?

This is CNY to US$: This is HKD to US$: Below are the log of the first difference of both graphs above: You can see that apparent similarity on the middle of graph. I thought that they were managed ...
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Models for simulating FX movements

My goal is to develop a model to simulate long term FX movements. (I am not sure if long term makes any difference, but if it does I am more interested in long term fx movements) These Monte Carlo ...
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How to measure if variance is greater at a certain time of day?

I'm not very fluent in the quant vernacular, so perhaps the nature of my question will be better illustrated as a hypothesis. One market has closed and another market elsewhere on Spaceship Earth is ...
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How is a quanto priced?

How would one price a derivative denominated in EUR that pays in USD?
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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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Market making with resting orders?

I'm still confused on how to provide liquidity on the forex market using passive or resting orders and get the spread from that (selling at ask and buying from bid) And what's the dynamics on the LOB ...
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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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Options Delta Meaning of Term [closed]

not able to understand delta in options. Whilst I understand, it is how much the option moves when the underlying moves by 1 unit, I fail to understand, when someone books a currency option, why does ...
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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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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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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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Realtime Exchange Rate Data API

There are various sources for real-time exchange rate data, e.g. Ariva EUR/USD. Is there also an API or other source which enables to automatically retrieve real-time exchange rates as a data stream ...
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Why do big financial groups use fx swaps to manage cash?

Can someone help me with the logic that big companies' treasury department uses fx swap to manage their cash? An example would be much appreciated!
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Which currency to hedge a position in FX options?

Let's assume a bank sells to a client a put of \$1,000,000 dollars on USDJPY at 110 in 6 months. The delta of this put is -0.6, spot is 112. So to hedge its position the bank has to short \$600,000 ...
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FX Correlation Risk from cross ccy pairs

Suppose you are long a TRYJPY call option. And lets say you can delta hedge using USDTRY, AUDJPY, and AUDUSD. In this case I would delta hedge by buying USDTRY, selling AUDJPY, and buying AUDUSD. If ...
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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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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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Strike / delta relationship for FX options

I am tryinto find out how to go from delta to strike. If wee look at the bloomberg I am looking at 1M ATM volatility. I have included the Bloomberg data as a picture where we have following ...
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FX Modeling references

I would like to have some sugestions of reference books on FX modeling with strong mathematical approach, preferably combined with market pratictioner quant perspective. All sugesting are welcome! ...
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Why is Indian rupee is stable against the USD even though most other currencies weakening?

The Indian Rupee (INR) seems fairly stable against the USD (1 USD = 62-64 INR) in the recent times even though most other currencies have weakened against USD, some by 20-30%. Apparently, INR is ...
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What is meant by “position at a given time” in the context of a series of forex trades?

Suppose you are only talking about a single currency pair, say EUR/USD. Throughout some period of time, you engage in trades with various other parties, sometimes buying, sometimes selling. The rates ...
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Intermarket analysis - related time series?

I'm about to embark on training a neural network on daily forex data, with a view to obtaining a predictive network. I'm also interested in using data other than the forex currency pair data itself, ...
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What is a good index to track short term interest rates?

This is an FX question. I want to track short term (overnight or next best thing) rates for major/em ccys. What's the best way of doing this? Is there an index I can follow? Preferably something ...
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Constructing an FX forward curve

A lot of our clients are currently using interest rate parity as a means of constructing an FX forward curve. For instance, to construct the USD-GBP FX Forward curve, they are using the USD LIBOR, ...
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What is the instantaneous FX rate and used for a FX Forward?

Could someone please explain me what the instantaneous FX rate corresponds to and why it is used in the valuation of an FX Forward trade? It is defined as: FX_Instantaneous= FX_Spot-(ON+TN) where ...
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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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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 ...