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FX Market Inefficiency Leaves Money on Table for Profit Seekers

Stock Index And Currency Images As Malaysian Stocks Erase Drop After Falling 20 Percent From Peak

Photographer: Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Inefficiency in the $5.1 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market makes it fertile ground for investors seeking to maximize returns, in the view of strategists at Deutsche Bank.

Roughly half of investors in currency markets have motives besides profits, including central banks and corporations. The mismatch leaves “money on the table” for investors strictly looking to boost their bottom line, according to a report from strategists including global co-head of FX research George Saravelos.