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The U.S. Dollar fell against the Yen through trade on Tuesday as futures traders adjusted bets the Fed will raise rates before October 2015. Expectations of a rate hike have fallen to 46% a remarkable reversal given 51% of analyst predicted an October rate hike at the end of last week. Stronger than expected existing home sales helped fuel Greenback support as the National Association of Relators reported a 2.4% increase for the month of September. In other news the Euro is poised for a further downward correction as reports emerge the ECB is looking to add corporate bond purchases to its easing and stimulus measures as early as December. The Central Bank has this week begun its purchase of short dated government securities purchasing Italian, French and Spanish notes in a bid to boost bank lending and stave off deflation. The Euro has fallen against the majority of its 16 major currency counterparts and with global growth prospects driving direction investors will be keenly focused on manufacturing numbers Thursday. Today attentions turns to US inflation data for further directional impetus.  
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Why is it that when I go into a currency vendor to send money I never get the rate on the news?

You may well think that you are being ripped off, but it is not always the case. In simple terms what you see on the news or in the paper or on yahoo finance is the Middle Rate or mid-rate. Some people want to buy a currency and some people want to sell a currency and there is a gap (or margin) between the price at which you buy and the price at which you sell. ⇒ read article

What makes sending money internationally so expensive?

There are a number of cost components to making and receiving international payments, most of which are far from transparent to customers: Currency fees, Transit fees, Correspondent bank fees etc ⇒ read article

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