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Carry definition

In trading and investment, ‘carry’ refers to the cost of maintaining a financial position over time. This cost is typically associated with interest rates. When an investor holds a position in an instrument with a higher interest rate than the one that they borrowed to purchase it, they incur a carrying cost. This cost can be positive or negative, depending on whether the investor is earning or paying interest on the position.

 

Carry in hedged positions

Carry can also refer to the profit or loss from a hedged position, in which an investor takes opposite positions (long and short) in two different financial instruments with the goal of generating profit from the difference in their interest rates or yields.

For example, an investor borrows money at a lower interest rate in a currency with a lower yield. They invest that money in a higher-yielding currency. They can then earn the difference between the interest rates, which is known as the carry. In forex trading, this strategy is called the carry trade.

 

Benefits of the carry trade

The main benefit of the carry trade is the investor’s potential to earn a profit from the interest rate differential between two currencies. The carry trade can also provide diversification benefits in both short- and long-term investments.

 

Limitations of the carry trade

However, the carry trade can be risky. Changes in interest rates can lead to large market movements in the forex market, resulting significant losses for investors. Therefore, it is essential that investors closely monitor interest rate differentials and market conditions before opening a carry trade.

 

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