FX Transaction Cost AnalysisKnowledge HubFX Trading Costs Could Face Huge Increase

January 17, 2012by John Galanek

If the financial transaction tax is imposed on currency trades in Europe, three things will happen: FX Desks will move to the US and Asia, liquidity will be reduced, and bid/ask spreads will widen.

The unique thing about FX is that they will also have to apply the tax to corporate hedgers, ultimately penalizing multinational corporations for mitigating currency risk.

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