Currency Band

DEFINITION of 'Currency Band'

A currency system that establishes a trading range that a currency's exchange rate can float between. A currency band represents the price floor and ceiling within which the price of a given currency can trade, and is like a hybrid of a fixed exchange rate and a floating exchange rate. The currency band restricts how much the price can move relative to a reference currency or currencies.

BREAKING DOWN 'Currency Band'

If the value of the currency begins trading outside the band, then the country of that currency will usually revert to a fixed exchange rate. This usually stabilizes the currency's price back within the band. The Chinese yuan is an example of a currency that moves within a currency band.