What impact does a change in exchange rate affect trade?

July 20, 2012 by  
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There are so many currencies in this world that dealing with FX can be very tricky these days. With more and more sophisticated markets, it’s not that simple to hedge your position. Markets can be very volatile and you want to limit your exposure to that volatility. That impact can be complex to understand for different aspects of the tradeĀ such as shipment finance.

Let’s say you are a manufacturer of drugs and you have a contract with a hospital in Japan for 1 year. Japanese Yen will move in your favor or against you. During that timeframe, a lot of money can be a stake. If you have a $10m contract and Japanese Yen goes 10% against you, you might lose $1m. That’s a lot of money! And that can be even wose. We know how markets can be highly volatile and you are not a trader. Your job is to manufacture drugs not to trade USD versus JPY.

To answer this specific issue, you can consider FX hedging contracts or different types of contracts to cover your exposure. Just talk to a financial advisor to find out what would be the best solution for you!

Enjoy trading!

EURUSD: Remain Short as Bears Return

August 31, 2010 by  
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FX Technical Commentary

August 29, 2010 by  
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Euro 1.2750 Initial support at 1.2434 (61.8% retrace of 1.1877-1.3334) followed by 1.2152 (June 29 low). Initial resistance is now located at 1.2933 (Aug 12 low) followed by 1.3000 (Big figure Resistance)

Crude Oil Flat Ahead of Plethora of Data, Gold Slow but Steady

August 29, 2010 by  
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Crude oil will attempt to build upon last week’s three-day rally, but a plethora of economic data will pose an obstacle for the commodity. Gold faces an obstacle of its own in the form of overbought conditions.

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August 28, 2010 by  
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Risk-off trading extended further initially last week but reversed as markets hit important near term levels. DOW had a few attempts on 10000 level and dropped to intraweek low of 9937 but rebounded to close at 164.84. Yield on 10 year notes dropped to as low as 2.41% but defended

Gold May Extend Slow Ascent as Market Uncertainty Prevails

August 28, 2010 by  
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Weekly Economic and Financial Commentary

August 27, 2010 by  
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Economic readjustment continues to dominate any upside momentum the economy may have, and this is especially true for housing. Existing home sales dropped 27.2 percent in July, which was well below expectations. The monthly decline was the largest on record. Payback from the tax credit is largely responsible for the

GDP and Bernanke Disrupt Risk Appetite but New Trends are Left to Next Week’s Heavy Event Risk

August 27, 2010 by  
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GBP/USD Remains an Intermediate Term Bull

August 26, 2010 by  
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The GBP/USD broke out of the triangle pattern yesterday. Instead of continuing the downtrend, as anticipated in the previous update, the market broke through on the upside. The rally broke above 61.8% and even 78.6% retracement level. This was the threshold for abandoning the bearish outlook, and the market broke

USDJPY Failure To Make a Clear Break Above the Upper Bounds of the Descending Channel May Validate Further Downside Risks

August 26, 2010 by  
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The USDJPY may face increased volatility over the next twenty four hours as traders await Japan’s jobless rate and inflation reports, in addition to U.S. GDP and consumer confidence releases.