Daily FX  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The US Dollar is a favored safe haven currency. That is a good role to play given the slide in US equities and other ‘risk’ benchmarks to close this past week.
SeekingAlpha  8 hrs ago  Comment 
By Hard Assets Investor: By Sumit Roy Ed D’Agostino is the publisher of Mauldin Economics and the general manager of Hard Assets Alliance (HAA). HAA provides self-directed investors with online precious metals trading and storage....
TechCrunch  9 hrs ago  Comment 
eBay, owners of payment service PayPal, has quietly added a new Virtual Currency category to their sales site, allowing users to sell virtual currency like bitcoin, as well as miners, and mining contracts. Read More
Wall Street Journal  11 hrs ago  Comment 
Canada is halting development of its fledgling digital currency program and looking to sell the business, the Royal Canadian Mint said.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 4  Comment 
The rupee ended 7 paise stronger at 60.10 against the dollar on Friday as foreign banks sold the American currency towards the end of the trading session. Ending two days of gains, the domestic un...
Wall Street Journal  Apr 4  Comment 
Emerging-market currencies rallied against the dollar after jobs report shows a moderate increase in employment, assuaging worries Fed would raise rates sooner than expected.
SeekingAlpha  Apr 4  Comment 
By Dean Popplewell: Global currency direction for Q2 relies heavily on two events following the script this week, the first was yesterday's ECB rate announcement and the second is this morning "granddaddy" of economic indicators - US non-farm...
FX Street  Apr 4  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Apr 4  Comment 
Bitcoin's defenders have turned into crisis managers amid the scandals and price slides that have plagued the virtual currency.


See also Currency Pairs.

A currency is a unit of exchange that can be used to purchase goods and/or services in one or more countries. With the notable exception of the European Union, most countries have a monopoly over the production and supply of their respective currencies.

Depending on the way a country manages its currency in the foreign exchange market, it can be either fixed rate (as in China) or floating rate (as in the United States) with respect to other currencies. In a fixed rate regime, the currency's value is matched to the value of another currency, a basket of currencies or some other measure of value (like gold) - in such cases, the country's central bank will trade the currency to maintain the fixed exchange rate - for example, by agreeing to always exchange a fixed amount of the country's currency for a fixed amount of the currency to which it's pegged. In a floating rate regime, supply and demand dictates the currency's exchange rate, and the currency's value will fluctuate on the basis of the country's balance of trade, deficits, interest rates, and other factors

Current exchange rates are called spot prices. In contrast, Exchange rates set for currency transactions in the future are called forward prices. These prices are generally specified in forward contracts that are used by cross-border companies to hedge against currency risk.

This is the chart for Euros per 1 U.S. Dollar. Scroll down for a list of other currencies on Wikinvest.

Currencies on Wikinvest


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