Currency Trading Terms and Definitions


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absolute price
active market
adjustable peg
alternative order
analyst
arbitrage
arbitrage pricing theory (APT)
Asian currency unit (ACU)
Asian funds
Asian option
Asiandollar
asked price
backed currency
backwardation
basis
bilateral netting
bill market
binary option
Black Wednesday
bund
bureau de change
burgernomics
buying power
cash rate
circuit breaker
clean float
clearinghouse
combination
commodity pairs
compensatory finance
contingency graph
contract month
conversion parity
convertibility
convertible
convertible currency
correction
country economic risk
covered arbitrage
covered call
covered option
covered position
covered put
crawling peg system
credit spread option
cross-currency option
cross-currency settlement risk
cross-currency swap
cross-market
currency
currency adjustment factor (CAF)
currency convertibility
currency crisis
currency futures
currency option
currency restriction
currency risk
currency swap
current account balance (CAB)
current dollar [or any other currency]
current rate method
daily trading limit
day trade
day trader
deep in money option
deep out of money option
delivery date
delivery month
delivery notice
delivery point
delta
denomination
depreciation
devaluation
dirty float
discount market
dollarization
dual currency bond
dual currency deposit
effective exchange rate (EXR)
EURIBOR
Euro (€)
Euro OverNight Index Average (EONIA)
Eurobond
Euroclear
Eurocurrency
Eurodollar
EuroLIBOR
Euroloan
Euromarket
Euronote
European option
European terms
even spread
event driven investing
exchange
exchange controls
exchange rate
exchange rate mechanism (ERM)
exchange rate risk
exchange stabilization fund (ESF)
exchange value
expiration date
external debt
financial futures
financial markets
first notice day
fixed exchange rate
flex option
floating currency
floating exchange rate
floor broker
floor trader
foreign currency
foreign exchange (Forex or FX)
foreign exchange contract
foreign exchange forward position
foreign exchange market
foreign exchange option
foreign exchange overnight position
foreign exchange rate
foreign exchange reserves
foreign exchange risk
foreign exchange transactional position
forward cover
forward exchange contract
forward exchange rate
forward margin
forward market
forward parity
forward swap
forward trading
forward transaction
futures
futures exchange
futures market
gamma
Garman Kohlhagen model
going long
going short
good-till-cancelled order
hard currency
hedge
hedge accounting
hedging
Herstatt risk
in-the-money option
inconvertibility
indexed currency option note (ICON)
indirect terms
interbank dealings
interbank market
interbank offered rate (IBOR)
interest rate parity theory
international currency exchange rate
investment leverage
Japanese housewives
last sale
last trading day
law of one price

locked market
London International Financial Futures & Options Exchange (LIFFE)
long hedge
long position
long straddle
lookback option
macro hedge
major currencies
managed currency
managed float
margin
Margrabe option
market not held order
market on close order
market on open order
market order
micro hedge
monetary reserve
monetary theory
money market hedge
money market notes
naked call
naked option
naked position
netting
nominal exchange rate
notice day
offer price
one-cancels-the-other order
open interest
optimal currency area
option
option buyer
option contract
option holder
option premium
option seller
option spread
optionee
optioner
out-of-the-money option
peak
peak demand
peak period
peak season
pegged exchange rate
pegging
perfect hedge
physical delivery
physical market
point
point and figure (P&F) chart
position
position risk
price limit order
purchasing power
put option
Quanto option
rainbow option
rally
rate of exchange
real option
reciprocal of European terms
reference currency
relative purchasing power parity
reserve currency
scale order
sell the book
selling long
short hedge
short seller
short selling
short squeeze
short straddle
slippage
soft currency
Sovereign Fund Of Brazil
speculation
speculator
spot
spot date
spot market
spot month
spot price
spot rate
spot trading
spread
spread trade
spreading
stable dollar assumption
sterling
stop buy order
stop limit order
stop loss order
stop order
straddle
strangle
strike price
striking price
strong dollar
swap
swap rate
technicals
theta
tight market
time limit order
time order
time value
Tobin tax
trade weighted exchange rate
traded option
trading floor
transaction exchange gain or loss
transaction risk
transfer risk
translation date
translation exchange gain or loss
translation exposure
two tier market
uncovered position
universal currency converter
vertical spread
virtual stock trading
volatility
weak dollar
worn currency
worst of two option
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