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The total cost you are charged by your foreign exchange provider consists of the margin from the mid-rate offered plus any fixed or percentage fees.
These margins and fees vary significantly for International Money Transfers and Travel Money transactions as shown below.
Whenever you are researching a particular exchange rate you are actually interested in two currencies as exchange rates are the ratio between two currencies.
So it follows that if you are determining the best time to transact, in this case the SEK vs DKK, you should pay attention to the forecasts and trends for both Swedish Krona and Danish Krone:
Swedish Krona (SEK) outlook
2019 has been something of a shocker for the Swedish krona. The currency is the worst performing major currency by some margin, confounding the forecasts of analysts which suggested it would be among the best now that Sweden’s central bank has commenced with a policy tightening cycle (in December it hiked interest rates for the first time in seven years).
Between January and March-8, the krona lost 7 percent of its value against the dollar and slipped to a record low of kr9.5; it also lost 5 percent against the euro, to kr10.65—a six-month low. The krona weakened along with expectations for future Riksbank hikes, which themselves were dented as evidence of a global economic slowdown piled up.
Fortunately for those holding krona, in the week leading up to this report (March-17), the krona was especially strong, making back roughly 40 percent of the aforementioned losses. The rally was driven by speculation that the Riksbank would intervene in the market to strengthen the currency.
“We reiterate our bearish view on the krona,” ING said in February, and “we don't rule out a [EUR/SEK] convergence towards 11.00”—that’s a rate not seen in a decade.
Danish Krone (DKK) outlook
Against the dollar, the Danish krone remains weak. At kr6.635 per USD on April-22, the krone is only 2.4 percent away from making a 22-month low.
Being pegged to the euro, krone weakness has been driven partly by Brexit uncertainties and has followed recent dovishness from the ECB: with the eurozone economy struggling, the ECB has said it will push back its first interest rate rise in 7 ½ years to 2020 at the earliest.
Forecasts: Based on ING’s March forecasts for the euro, the krone is likely to continue to depreciate against USD over the coming months. ANZ has also said that the krone will weaken, most likely to kr6.9 by mid-year. Danske Bank EUR/USD forecasts imply a USD/DKK rate between kr6.45 and kr6.65 at year-end.
Why can't I just get the SEK/DKK market rate I see online or in the media?
The SEK/DKK mid-rate is the rate you will see quoted online or the news, nobody except the largest banks and businesses can get
exchange rates close to this mid-rate. It is actually just the theoretical half-way point (hence mid-rate) between
the last rate at which the SEK / DKK was traded (bought or sold) in the international markets.
Getting a good market rate is mainly about timing however the transaction margin
you end up being charged can be considerably reduced by around a few percent (of total amount being exchanged) for
travel money and possibly over 5% to 6% when sending money.
The exact potential savings depends on the currencies being exchanged and the amount you are transferring and if you are willing to shop around.
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