By Shani Shamah

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5986. In this case, 1 dollar is the 42 A Foreign Exchange Primer traded commodity and the trader is quoting the price in Swiss francs. This type of quotation is known as ‘European terms’. 2 EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN TERMS Normally, the accepted practice is to quote in indirect or European terms. The price in dollar terms signifies how many dollars a single unit of the foreign currency is worth. In this case, the foreign currency is the fixed currency and the dollar is the variable currency. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

E. e. the forward points decline from left to right, the currency is at a premium to the dollar and the forward points are deducted from the spot rate. 1. Note how the forward points decline from left to right and hence the forward points are deducted from the spot. It is common for the interest rates to be shown for the currency as well. 4 CALCULATIONS Forward rates are not determined by where the market expects the currency to be in the future, but rather by the interest rate differential. Also, the forward exchange rate is fixed at the time of the transaction, but no accounts are credited or debited until the maturity date.

Royalties, commissions, patents and copyrights from abroad will also be transacted in the market. 2 MARKET MAKING Market-making transactions by international banks is also a purpose for being involved in the foreign exchange market, and taking this role a stage further, the trading banks will seek to position themselves against anticipated currency movements. Positions can be set up defensively in the light of the banks’ known immediate (or future) requirements, or opportunistically, with dealers looking for a short-term gain.

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