How can I find out the value of a Russian Ruble to US Dollars on January 16, 2017?
There is a free browser based charting platform that provides a solution to you. You can find the price of USDRUB or RUBUSD on whichever date (down to the minute) depending on your needs. Data history is quite extensive so if you want to find value of Russian Ruble to USD quite far back in time, it is still possible. Please follow the two screencaptures below. First you have to go to Tradingview.com.Once you arrive at the URL, this is the screen you should see. There is an entry field at the top, enter ‘USDRUB’. A dropdown of choices (really different data feeds) will appear. Select and click on the first one US Dollar / Russian Rubles - Forex IDC.You should be brought to the interactive chart screen. It looks like this. The first thing you should do is look below at the system clock on the chart. It should show your time zone. If not, click on it to personalise to your choice. The screen capture here shows my time zone which is GMT +8.Go to the toolbar on the left and click on the top button for crosshair function. Once the crosshair appears, move it until the date you want ’16 January 2017′. You will be able to see the price traded for USDRUB as ‘O, H, L, C’ (opening price, highest, lowest and, closing price). You can find O, H, L, C at the top where I underlined in blue. In this chart, the crosshair is not parked on 16 Jan so the O, H, L, C values are not the ones you want. I have avoid marked 16 January 2017 with little flags (see red arrow). Based on my system clock of GMT +8. Rubles were available between 59.25 - 59.94 to a Dollar.Notes:I wrote earlier that you can find price down to the minute. Tradingview has ‘time frame’ function that segments time duration to 8hours, 4hours, 1hour, 30 minutes… down to 1 minute. You can play around to find out.Price history is based on data feed. Most feeds have history going back 7–10 years. I have a subscription so some feeds have over 30 years of data. If you want price going further back than that, I don’t have a solution.This chart solution is sufficient for most forex traders. If you are looking for street exchange rates say from a bank counter or money changer, the rates might be different from the data here because there is a higher spread (or markup charged by the money changer).