DEFINITION of 'Cambrist'

An individual who is deemed to have above-average knowledge of the foreign exchange market. A cambrist can relate to anyone who deals with currencies and foreign exchange on a regular basis and is adept at recognizing factors and situations that affect foreign exchange. Foreign exchange traders often come to mind when discussing cambrists.


A cambrist will typically have a great understanding of foreign exchange trade, macroeconomics, political events and technical analysis techniques as they relate to foreign exchange and currencies. As previously mentioned, forex traders often possess all of these skills, as do some economists and certain types of bankers.

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