Foreign exchange forward contract

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In foreign exchange forward contracts, the purchase or sale of the traded foreign currency takes place on a particular date. The amount and rate are agreed in advance and are binding.

Foreign exchange forward contracts: buy or sell at a future date

    • Foreign exchange transactions in 9 foreign currencies
    • Amount and exchange rate fixed in advance on a binding basis
    • Dates: any Swiss Post working day, maximum term 2 years
    • Amounts: any amount over a minimum amount set for each currency (minimum amount available on request)
    • Ideal instrument for hedging in foreign currencies
    • A postal account in the relevant currency is required for foreign exchange transactions. The accounts must be in the same name
    • Upon conclusion of a foreign exchange forward contract, a margin of 10% of the total amount on the postal account will be reserved
    • The margin (the safety margin to cover the exchange rate risk which the writer of a forward transaction has to put up or deposit) will be constantly adjusted in accordance with market conditions during the course of the foreign exchange forward contract
    • Foreign exchange forward contracts are free of charge

  • Tradable currencies

    CHF Swiss franc
    AUD Australian dollar
    CAD Canadian dollar
    DKK Danish krone
    EUR Euro
    GBP British pound
    JPY Japanese yen
    NOK Norwegian krone
    SEK Swedish krona
    USD United States dollar

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