Swap rates - Why do brokers charge triple on Wednesday?

perryjohn765

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regarding swaps, there are a lot of brokers who charge triple swaps on wednesday. My point is why should a person pay triple on wednesday if he wants to close his trade on thursday
 

RahmanSL

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regarding swaps, there are a lot of brokers who charge triple swaps on wednesday. My point is why should a person pay triple on wednesday if he wants to close his trade on thursday
Swap a.k.a interest is paid or charged (depending on which pair you trading) every day...365 days a year.
Triple swap/interest rates are paid or charged in the roll-over period on Wednesday night to account for the settlement of trades over the weekend where no swap rates are paid/charged due to the market being closed.
Why and when market chose Wednesday to be the trible swap rate? I do not have the answer to that because I have not yet conducted a search on that subject....in other words, too lazy to do that!

You can avoid swap rates by asking and qualifying for an Islamic Trading account from your broker. However, some brokers charge a "maintenance fee" for a swap free trading account.
 

TheNewbieTrader

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regarding swaps, there are a lot of brokers who charge triple swaps on wednesday. My point is why should a person pay triple on wednesday if he wants to close his trade on thursday
Because they are making up for the weekend where they can't charge swaps, they charge triple on a Wednesday instead. Even if you open a trade on a Wednesday and hold into Thursday, you will be charged triple.
 

Gromvelt

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It's never good news, but what can you do...
It is normal for something to go wrong, although most modern brokers have quite affordable swaps...
 
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