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Subject: Euro exchange rate improves for travellers rss

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The continuing woes in the euro zone have pushed the Euro down against the GBP and USD. Currently £1 gets you €1.21 (in theory), which is the best rate I've seen for years. Those of you wanting to go to Essen may wish to consider buying Euros now, or soon, before it improves.
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The rate usually tanks in early October, just at the point when I think about getting my Euros
 
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€1 at US$1.31? Where was this when we went to Germany last spring? shake
 
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robigo wrote:
€1 at US$1.31? Where was this when we went to Germany last spring? shake
If you had swapped your dollars for gold a few years ago your euros would had been relatively cheap (against the dollar value the gold had in the first place, against the gold time will tell whatever the euro was the better bet.)
 
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It is about 2% worse for the A$ than it was in February, but I didn't get round to it. Ah well, I'll keep an eye on it.
 
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It's true the Euro is quite weak at the moment, but trying to predict what it will be like in october is pretty much impossible. It might grow stronger, but then again it might collapse. As with any investment speculation, you may win and you may loose. Personally I'm not getting euros untill I go to Essen. Not because I think it will be cheaper then, but because I don't want to tie up my money on a gamble, that probably won't gain me all that much.

All currency investement is just like the stockmarked, a calculated gamble, but if you feel very certain the Euro will increase a lot from todays value in half a year it's a great investement oportunety. Personaly I think the Euro is potentialy far to volatile with the current financial crisis, and possible economic collapse of several countries in the Euro-region.
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