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    Currency converters are easier to use than many people realize. Currency converters give users the spot exchange rate, or the rate at which someone may currently exchange one currency for another. When picking currencies, the first currency is the currency the person is assumed to be starting with and the second is the currency the person ends up with. The rate quoted is the second currency over the first. So if someone converts from currency A to currency B and the rate is 4, that means for each unit of currency A the person will receive 4 units of currency B.    

The most common reason for tracking currency rates is investment. Investors who want to hedge the risk of their entire country's economy declining can invest in other countries' currencies. To do this individuals generally look at historical exchange rates and find a currency that generally moves opposite their home currency.    

Simply purchasing another country's currency is not a smart investment. Those looking to invest internationally need to actually purchase an investment in to foreign country. Very often this is a low risk investment such as a government bond or money market. After the investment is made a simple currency converter is a great way to check how much of a return has been made.    

Another common use for a currency converter is travel. Planning a trip can be stressful, and checking currency rates is important for estimating the cost of the trip. While on vacation travelers can be more aware of the cost of certain things that may be a risk for tourists such as immoral taxi drivers and knick-knack swindlers.

   
 
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