Turkish Lira (TRY)

Discussion in 'Forex' started by m22au, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. m22au


    Yes, buying USD/TRY is different to holding your assets in USD. The latter does not involve any sales of TRY.

    The name for USD/TRY is a currency pair.

    You are correct that if the TRY depreciates by more than the interest differential, you will have a profitable trade. However what if the interest rate is 10% or more? Are you sufficiently confident about the future depreciation of the TRY?

    What if the central bank raises interest rates to 15% or 20% or 50% ?

    #41     May 4, 2018
  2. m22au


    It probably will - but this is adding two extra layers of complication.

    First, the TUR correlation with USD/TRY is not 1.

    Second, buying puts involves paying premium which decays over time.

    #42     May 4, 2018
  3. truetype


    No, the correlation isn't 1. Did I say it was? But if TRY crashes, so will TUR. Re 'paying premium,' yes there's 'decay,' but there's also movement in the underlying. That's why options are worth money. Anyway, most US retail investors don't have a way to play TRY directly. TUR is close enough for government work.
    #43     May 4, 2018
  4. m22au


    #44     May 11, 2018
  5. m22au


    #45     May 15, 2018
  6. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Fun rides!~
    #46     May 16, 2018
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  7. Haha, I dunno m22au, have central banks ever raised rates as high at 50%? But if they did, wouldn't that literally crush their economy very, very quick, meaning you might want to short the heck out of it?
    #47     May 19, 2018
  8. m22au


    #48     May 21, 2018
  9. m22au


    In early May, Argentina raised their interest rate to 40%
    "Argentina raises interest rates to 40%"

    While this is less than 50%, the point still stands - central banks can tighten monetary policy severely, which can cause losses for those betting against the currency.

    Short the heck out of what?
    #49     May 21, 2018
  10. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Yeah, and Erdogan is so radically against raising rates, you think he'll allow an interest rate hike of that magnitude?
    #50     May 21, 2018