Forward foreign exchange rate

Forward foreign exchange rate

The exchange rate available today to exchange currency at some specified date in the future.

Forward Foreign Exchange Rate

The agreed-upon exchange rate for a forward contract on a currency. When a forward contract is made, the parties agree to buy/sell the underlying currency at a certain point in the future at a certain exchange rate. The rate is negotiated directly between the parties, unlike a futures contract, which trades on an exchange. Partly because there is little secondary market for forward contracts, determining the forward foreign exchange rate is a zero-sum game: one party will gain on the contract and one will lose, depending on the movements of the relevant currencies between the formation of the contract and its maturity.
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A Multivariate Generalized ARCH Approach to Modeling Risk Premia in Forward Foreign Exchange Rate Markets, " Journal of International Money and Finance, 9, September 1990, pp.
Forward Foreign Exchange Rates, Expected Spot Rates and Premia: A Signal Extraction Approach.

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