Without it you aren’t measuring anything.
NCFX began calculating live FX midrates in 2012 because we realised that FX TCA isn’t worth the paper it’s written on if the data comes from inside your cost-chain.
Using data that comes directly from a trading platform which directly forms part of your cost, or data that comes from a source that can be used to execute your business by your bank or broker means that you are measuring inside the cost-chain. As soon as FX data comes from within your FX cost chain, the possibility is that you have a result that suits the cost-chain, and not you.
Use independent data to ensure meaningful comparisons between your trading choices.
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Big Data shines a light on FX hedging costs and their contribution to a huge fund underperformance – Executive Summary
Executive Summary A new study of share class hedge returns conducted by Lumint Corporation and New Change FX (NCFX) reveals significant underperformance of hedged share classes. FX hedging could be costing the UK investment industry up to $5 billion per year. This...
Lumint Corporation and New Change FX (NCFX) have conducted analysis of the relative performance of hedged and unhedged share classes of funds in order to quantify the effect of the foreign exchange (FX) element of their investments. To read the full report paper...
One of the challenges market participants face when analysing their FX transaction costs is how to compare results across different currency pairs and volatility regimes. A given spread for 1 million EURUSD might be considered very tight under certain conditions, but...