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What is the difference between USD/EUR and EUR/USD when talking about Forex

I was recently watching the Forex market and I want to know what does it means when you see something like EUR/USD -0.04% -1.1208 Does that mean the USD dropped with 0.04% against EUR or vice versa?...
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Why is gold a safe haven investment?

To me, it seems like gold is the ultimate example of something where the value should go down when the economy, stock market etc go down. Just like Ferraris, and other frivolous consumer luxury goods,...
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CAPM and beta for individual stocks

Why do we just assume that the beta is constant for a stock? Could it not very well be the case that the beta is 1.2 in a bear (baisse) market and 0.8 in a bull (hausse) market for an individual stock,...
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If a CDS is x%, why does this mean $(1 - x)\%$ probability of default?

At 11:52, Tim Bennett says: Well let's have a look at 11:52 some prices. Currently the cost of 11:57 insuring Greek debt is in excess of 12:02 $\color{green}{2,000}$ basis points. ...
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What does the Fed mean by “smoothening money market functioning”?

In many recent interviews, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has repeatedly mentioned that ensuring the smooth functioning of money markets is a key goal of the Fed's recent monetary policy actions. I want ...
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Volatility and the stock market

In general, it is known that market volatility increases during bear markets while it decreases during bull markets. Why is this the case? It seems strange that volatility is linked to the the general ...
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Theory behind financial flows not going to the most developing nations even though they have the highest growth rates

I remember reading a bunch of articles on this a few years ago, but I can't find any of the references any more. It has been a while since I looked at this, so here is a rough paraphrase of the ...
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How to calculate average buy price when you buy, sell and rebuy

I wanted to get my avaerage buy price for some stocks I bought and see if I made money. So far for just buying and then later selling I have been calculating the avaege buy price using this formula <...
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How does the GDP multiplier work?

When we learn about the GDP multiplier, it is portrayed as 1/MPS, because savings are supposedly a leak out of consumer spending. However, what I don't understand is aren't those savings spent anyways ...
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Does the federal reserve create any type of deadweight/welfare loss?

In microeconomics, we learn that when a good is overproduced or under produced, there is a dead weight loss associated with it. It seems like the same concept would apply to macroeconomics, where the ...
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Why Does Deficit Spending Work Without a Liquidity Trap?

My understanding is that in a functioning economy, the financial market clears when the nominal interest rate is above zero. It is only when it reaches zero that a liquidity trap occurs and the ...
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Why does falling global bond yields signal coming deflation?

This article suggests that, "Bond markets are signalling something very nasty coming down the road at us – an all encompassing, worldwide deflation. " I cannot understand why bond yields falling ...
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What data/factors/attributes do the professionals monitor in a top-down analysis on the macroeconomics?

I am learning to do top-down analysis on a number of sectors in the US equity markets. I have never done it before and I would appreciate it if some professionals can share their experiences with me. ...
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What value do virtual traders of commodity add to the market?

Many if not most companies trading in commodities are only trading them on paper. They will not use the commodity they are buying and can not take deliver of the physically commodity. What value do ...
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CDO and Nonpositive Equity Questions

I have two questions about statements made in this video: https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/money-and-banking/bank-bailout/v/bailout-2-book-value At 6:25, the video ...
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Beginner wanting to learn about economics/finance to explore career options?

I want to explore the banking/financial industries more for potential career options, can you recommend any books/ free online courses and sources in general as a starting point to build on my ...
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How to Calculate Bond Yields

According to Bloomberg, the coupon rate on a 10-year UK government gilt is 4.75%. Bloomberg also states that the yield is currently 0.47%, and the market price £144.57. The UK Debt Management Office (...
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Understanding Bond Yields

According to Bloomberg, the coupon rate on a 10-year UK government bond is 4.75%. Bloomberg also states that the yield is currently 0.55%, and the market price £143.51. But if the following formula ...
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Convex transaction costs

Why do we assume convex transaction costs in theoretic models? What is the intuition and the strict definition of this assumption? Well, I have in mind the Glosten model in 1994. Neither he provides ...
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Why'd the lender suffer the collateral haircut, not the borrower?

In the quote below, why'd Steve offer $10.5, when your Air Jordans are worth \$11? Why wouldn't Steve (the lender) assign the collateral haircut to you, and require you to pay him \$11 + risk premium? ...
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What's the special notation?

I'm studying "ALGORITHMIC AND HIGH-FREQUENCY TRADING". Page 249 of it tries to find a formula for $h(t,q)$. First, it supposes $h(t,q) = \bar\kappa log \space\omega(q,t)$ then let $\omega(t)=[\omega(...
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Value relevance, informative information, Financial statements, IFRS 9

What are the theories that say that the disclosures in the annexes of the report and accounts are less relevant than the figures in the financial statements, is there anything? I've been looking for ...
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Competitive vs complete and non-competitive vs incomplete marekts

The very insightful questions that arise, when someone studies micro foundation are the following: What is the difference between competitive and complete marekts? When we refer to the first is it ...
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What are good books about financial markets?

I found answers on this question online but people always recommend books for beginner investors who want to become rich. I just want book that is about history and role of financial markets and book ...
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demand for money

I am currently studying the demand for money by Blanchard. this model assumes that the amount of money held is basically related to transaction levels and the the attractiveness of bonds. i.e.: ...
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'No arbitrage' vs 'Efficient market'

I am trying to wrap my head around the 'no arbitrage' (NA) and 'efficient market' (EM) assumptions, in particular their difference. Please correct me if I am wrong, but NA just claims that there is ...
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Why is a Normal Yield Curve a sign of a healthy economy?

I think the question is pretty self explanatory. I'm just trying to understand the logic behind why an upward sloping yield curve indicates a good economy?
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of the IS LM model?

How does the IS-LM model help economists in the day to day analysis of the economy? There are just too many assumptions that are not there in the real world.
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How does IS-LM model reduced investor confidence?

I am doing an essay on how a sovereign debt rating downgrade to junk status affects the economy. I wanted to use a theoretical framework to think about it, and seeing as an increase in the interest ...
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Why is the Chilean economy so much better than the rest of the countries in South America?

Why does Chile have a better economy than all of the other countries in latin America? It is labeled as a high income country by the IMF, It is the only Latin American country that is part of the ...
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What are financial service “passports”?

What are “passports” in the context of financial services? I have also heard the term “passporting rights.”
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Can futures buying/selling distort price discovery?

How credible is the suggestion that specific parties distort price discovery (rig the market) of a given asset by buying/selling corresponding futures contracts or any other derivatives. Should these ...
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Showing that a market model has arbitrage and describing martingales

This is an exercise which I came upon while studying an introduction to financial mathematics. Exercise : Consider the finite sample space $\Omega = \{\omega_1,\omega_2,\omega_3\}$ and let $\...
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Are cryptocurrencies a ponzi scheme or a bubble?

Several users in this forum have addressed bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as ponzi schemes. Bitcoins have several uses which could legitimate its value as a currency, but also have received ...
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What are the arguments for banning insider trading?

I can't see any economic argument for banning insider trading. In general, the point of allowing financial securities to be traded is to ensure that they are properly valued. "Insiders" seem better ...
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Why do ONLY Indian staffing/“consulting” bodyshops flood the US job market?

Why do ONLY Indian staffing/"consulting" bodyshop agencies flood the US job market, and why do they flood ONLY the US? This is definitely not just "Well, many Indians have at least somewhat ...
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Using the Dividend Discount Model when no current dividend exists?

Say a company is doing an IPO and we expect them to start paying dividends in 5 years? I understand how we could use the Dividend Discount Model to predict their stock price 4 years from the IPO. But ...
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Are stock exchanges market makers?

Are stock exchanges like NASDAQ and NYSE market makers? In other words, are they providing liquidity by pairing individual buyers and sellers with each other in real-time? Or does it work differently?
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World Stock Markets that went up in 2008

We all know that the US stock market(s) collapsed in price in 2008, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_bear_market_of_2007%E2%80%9309. I was wondering what countries' stock markets went ...
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Gold charts on different currencies

I have this two charts of gold prices for the last 60 days. One is in Dollars and the other in Euros. Why they are not an exact match?
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Graph of liquidation of trade versus price of commodity

Suppose I want to open a long position (that which increases in value as the commodity goes up in value) in some commodity whose price at the time of opening the trade is, say, $p$. The position is ...
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Financial markets predictions [closed]

How do economists/investors predict supply and demand in financial markets such as indices, currencies, etc?
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Financial Smart Contract on Ethereum: can an Ether Futures contract be priced in Ether?

BACKGROUND This is more in the wheel-house of economics than programming, but after a few different titles, I thought it best not to skirt around the root of my question OR create a oddly phrased USD ...
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Is trading in the commodity futures much more riskier than trading in stock market futures?

My understanding is that the price of a stock at the stock exchange is determined by supply demand mechanics during trading hours, and the price of futures is determined by the price of the underlying ...
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Looking for data about collateral and safe asset

I'm supposed to report the evolution of the use of collateral on financial markets. I found some substantial data concerning the amount of collateral available (i.e. the amount of safe assets in the ...
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Why are most of open market orders so far from the mid price?

Say there is an exchange with open buy and sell orders, why are there so many orders placed. So far away from the mid price. So for example is lowest sell order is say 1.01 and highest buy order is 1....
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How will London's role as a financial center be affected after the Brexit and what are possible alternatives?

I looked around on this site and couldn't find anything close to what I'm asking on Economics SE, so I hope it is the right place to ask. I am interested in but have no background in economy, so all ...
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Difference between Unit and Share?

I was reading the ISO 10962 (the 2015 version) which classifies financial instruments. In the Collective Invesment Vehicle (CIVs) they separe them in: Standard Funds Hedge Funds REIT ETF Pension ...
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Who were the economists who made lots of money in the financial markets? [closed]

I prefer to learn economic theories from economists who made lots of money from the financial markets and were aided by their economic ideas. Who were they? What are the notable economic theories did ...
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Why obligation acceleration triggers Credit-Default Swaps (CDS)?

ISDA Credit Event definitions state that CDS can be triggered in an event of Obligation Acceleration. What does that mean? If for example, a country pays a bond 1 year prior to maturity are CDS ...