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Understanding Currency Exposure: 7 Essential Terms You Should Know

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Imagine you are part of the finance department of an artisan chocolate producer in the UK, renowned for its premium products, and your small to medium-sized enterprise (SME) decides to import macadamia nuts from Hawaii to bring an exotic flair to its product offering. The idea sounds intriguing, but as you delve into the specifics […]

FX Risk and Currency Markets In a US Election Year

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Download Article Once every four years, the world witnesses a highly anticipated event: the US presidential elections, yet the influence of these elections on currency markets and associated FX risk begins well before November 5th. This holds especially true in 2024, which will see both current US President Joe Biden and Donald Trump, the probable […]

4 Ways To Assess Your Company’s Foreign Exchange Exposure

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When you take a close look at any business’s operations, most planning and management are determined by the company’s size and vertical. When I’ve talked to executives about how they run their companies, the consensus is there’s a mountain of difference between how to approach a small business’s operations versus a sprawling multinational’s. However, there’s […]

6 Benefits of Incorporating FX Hedging Solutions

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As companies expand and start doing business internationally, they often engage in cross-border transactions, exposing themselves to currency exchange rate fluctuations. Currency exposure risk is an inherent outcome of engaging in the FX market. This uncertainty can impact transactional cash flows, making it imperative for corporations to employ effective risk management strategies. One such crucial […]

2023 Year-End Currency Hedging: Navigating FX Fluctuations During the Holiday Season

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Download PDF As the holiday season comes into swing, attention may shift away from managing foreign exchange exposures. Still, our analysis shows that this period of the year should be treated with the same vigilance as any other period. In this research piece, GPS delves into an analysis of the most actively traded currency pairs, […]

FXbeacon: Zen and the Art of FX Risk Management

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I like to travel. Experiencing different places and their cultures is a passion for my wife and me. Though we make some restaurant reservations and schedule a few activities, we like to leave room for serendipity. Surprises are encouraged; the best surprises usually become our favorite memories, and the worst surprises almost always become our […]

FXbeacon: 75 Hard, 100% Smart: Currency Hedging Lessons from my “75 Hard” Journey

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Imagine at the beginning of July, you decided to join me on a personal journey to transform physically and mentally by taking on the “75 Hard” fitness and mental wellness challenge (I started 66 days ago). For those who are not familiar, “75 Hard” consists of 5 daily challenges: A) Two 45-minute workouts (one has […]

FXBEACON: TENNIS | SAILING | FX | PRIVATE EQUITY

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Seven years ago, my wife took the liberty of signing me up for a tennis team without my knowledge. She thought I needed a hobby to balance the demanding world of finance, which absorbed most of my time.  After getting past some growing pains, I fell in love with the sport. Then, last year I […]