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Squeeze When the central bank retracts the money supply to increase the price of money. See Also: Monetary Policy Stable Market A market that is large enough to accommodate heavy trading without too big swings. An example would be the EUR/USD forex market. Sterilization When the central bank makes a...
Short Covering Closing a short position by buying the exact same amount of a currency pair that was previously sold short. Short Position Selling a security. Short selling is selling a borrowed asset with the intent to buy it back at a lower price. Short Put Selling (writing) an option that requires...
Same Day Transaction Opening and closing a position on the same day. Samurai Market Slang term for the Japanese stock market. Scalper A forex trader that makes many small trades a day. A scalper is a forex trader that chooses to follow a strategy of doing several smaller trades with less risk than...
Retail FX Market The part of the forex market aimed at individuals and offered by brokers. Retail Sales Sales of retail goods in a country or region. In the United States the retail sales report is released monthly for the previous month by the Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce ....
Rainbow Option A type of option where there is more than one underlying asset. For the option to be profitable, all underlying assets must be in the money. See Also: Options Rally A period of trading that makes the price surge upwards. Rate The price of a currency against another. The rate is...
Quantitative analysis Mathematical analysis of price movements using advanced mathematical and statistical models and tools. See Also: Technical Analysis Quantitative Easing Increasing the money supply  (by the central bank) to encourage spending. Well known examples are the Bank of Japan's...
Price gap When the price of a security jumps to a higher or lower level without any overlapping trading. Price limit The high and low prices that an option or commodity is allowed to reach during a trading session. When the price limit is reached, no more trading will take place for the rest of...
Point & Figure Chart A type of chart that does not show the passage of time, but rather shows rising and falling prices as either circles or crosses. This type of chart is used to determine critical support and resistance levels. Political Risk Larger changes in a country's or region's politic...
Par The upfront face value of an asset or security. Par Spread When the bid and ask price for a forward spread rate are the same. Paris Nickname for the US Dollar – French Franc currency pair, before France adopted the Euro Partial Lot Trading only part of a lot such as 1/10 or 7/10 of the standard...
Order An instruction made to a broker to buy or sell an asset in the market. Oscillators Technical analysis tool that is used to determine if a currency pair or other asset is overbought or oversold. See Also: Statistical Oscillators Out Of The Money When an options strike price (the price at which...
Odd Lot A lot that deviates in size from the standard lot size of 100,000 units. See Also: Lot Offer The Ask price. The price at which the holder of a currency is willing to sell. Offer Price The Ask price. The price at which the holder of a currency is willing to sell. Off-Shore A business, often a...
New Zealand Dollar (NZD) The currency of New Zealand. One NZD is made up of 100 cents. News trader A trader who primarily trades on news releases such as economic reports and Federal Reserve announcements. News releases are usually followed by hectic trading times. No Dealing Desk (NDD) A broker...
Naked Put Any kind of put option where the option writer isn't short in the underlying asset. Also referred to as an 'uncovered option’. See Also: Option Narrow Market A market where there is little trading. See Also: Thin Market National Futures Association (NFA) The organization that regulates the...
Mediation If there is a dispute between two parties concerning a futures contract, the national futures association (NFA) can act as a mediator to find a solution. Mediation is the process where the two concerned parties use a third independent party (the mediator) to find a mutually agreeable...
Margin Call A Margin Call happens when a broker asks for the trader to fund his account with more cash or securities (or sell securities), so the minimum maintenance margin can be met. A margin call will happen once the value of the trading account dips below a predetermined level set by the broker....
M1 Money supply measurement which includes all cash and liquids in circulation, money in checking accounts and travelers checks. M2 Money supply measurement which includes M1, money in savings accounts, money market funds and small Certificates of Deposit. M3 Money supply measurement which includes...
Liquidation An account being closed due to margin calls. The account value cannot sustain a position. This most frequently happens when there is a large amount of leverage used on a losing trade. Liquidity Liquidity of a market refers to the volume of the current market, the liquidity is a term for...
Law of One Price The theory that the price of an asset, commodity or security will be the same between countries when corrected for exchange rates. The law of one price is another way of describing the mechanism of purchasing power parity. See Also: Purchasing Power Parity Lawful Money Currency...
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Japanese HousewivesTerminology created by financial press which refers to Japanese households who became major sellers of Yen by speculating on the carry trade. Consequently, currency price levels as forecast by financial institutions turned out to be inaccurate. Japanese Yen (JPY)Japanese currency...
Interest Rate SwapAgreement entered between counter-parties in a foreign currency transaction where one party will pay periodic interest payment on a predetermined dollar principal International Fischer effectThe higher the inflation rate, the lower the value of the currency as propounded by the...
Inconvertible currencyA currency that cannot be exchanged to another currency on account of foreign exchange regulations. Example: Currency of a country that depreciates drastically on account of hyperinflation. Independent introducing brokerNYSE affiliated member who executes orders for floor...
Hard CurrencyCurrencies vested with investor confidence. Example: US$; Euro. Head and shouldersA currency chart formation wherein the price of the currency shows following trends. i. Prices peak and subsequently decline ii. The prices then rise above the peak just reached and again decline. iii....
Group of seven (G7)Block of countries comprising G-5 countries together with Canada and Italy. Group of Eight (G8)Block of countries comprising G-7 countries together with Russia. GearingFinancial leverage. GlobexA globally functioning after-hours electronic trading system. Gnomes of ZurichA word...
Forward (Cash) Contract FuturesA contract of an asset to be delivered at a forthcoming date as per price and quantity specified in the contract. Forward PointNumber of basis points either added to or deducted from the present spot rate to arrive at the forward rate. Forward RatesProjected future...
Flip ForexTraders shifting from more long positions to more short positions indicating the close of a market’s bullish outlook Floating Exchange RateMarket determined foreign currency exchange rate. Related Term: Exchange Rate Floor Broker FuturesIndividual or entity who by virtue of being a member...
Financial BubbleTrading of financial instruments at high volumes and prices far beyond its intrinsic value. Related Term: Economic Bubble Financial RiskWhether the cash flow of an Issuer is sufficient to meet its obligations. Also called Additional Risk Related Term: Country Risk FinexNew York...
Factory OrdersAn economic indicator released by the Census Bureau of the US Department of Commerce that tracks the period-to-period changes in the quantum of orders for durable and nondurable goods. Also known as Manufacturer’s shipments, Inventories and Orders Related Term: Cyclical Industr Fast...
ExchangeBrick and mortar location of trading activity. Example: New York Stock Exchange. Exchange ControlGovernment controls that regulate purchase of foreign currency by resident citizens and/or foreigners buying domestic currency. Exchange for Physicals (EFP) FuturesQuantity of cash commodity...