BSD (Bahamian Dollar)

DEFINITION of 'BSD (Bahamian Dollar)'

The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the Bahamian dollar (BSD), the currency of the Bahamas. The Bahamian dollar is made up of 100 cents, and is often presented with the dollar sign as B$ to allow it to be distinguished from other currencies denominated in dollars, such as the U.S. dollar (USD). BSD is pegged to the U.S. dollar at parity; as a result, businesses in the Bahamas accept either currency.

BREAKING DOWN 'BSD (Bahamian Dollar)'

The Bahamian dollar replaced the British pound in 1966 at a rate of 7 shillings to 1 Bahamanian dollar. This rate was established based on parity with the U.S. dollar because the fixed exchange rate of the GBP/USD was 1 pound = 2.8 U.S. dollars. Due to this parity, the Bahamas operates under what is known as a bimonetary system, in which both the Bahamian dollar and the U.S. dollar are national currencies.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Currency

    Currency is a generally accepted form of money, including coins ...
  2. Quote Currency

    The second currency quoted in a currency pair in forex. In a ...
  3. Base Currency

    The first currency quoted in a currency pair on forex. It is ...
  4. Currency Pair

    The quotation and pricing structure of the currencies traded ...
  5. Forex - FX

    The market in which currencies are traded. The forex market is ...
  6. Forex Futures

    An exchange-traded contract to buy or sell a specified amount ...
Related Articles
  1. Forex Education

    Top 7 Questions About Currency Trading Answered

    Whether you're puzzled by pips or curious about carry trades, your queries are answered here.
  2. Personal Finance

    What Are Central Banks?

    They print money, they control inflation, and much, much more. All you need to know about central banks is here.
  3. Options & Futures

    A Primer On The Forex Market

    Moving from equities to currencies requires you to adjust how you interpret quotes, margin, spreads and rollovers.
  4. Forex Education

    Currency Exchange: Floating Rate Vs. Fixed Rate

    Baffled by exchange rates? Wonder why some currencies fluctuate while others are pegged? This article has the answers.
  5. Personal Finance

    The Currency Board: Understanding The Government's Bank

    Currency board, central bank - what's the difference? Find out more about this little-known monetary authority.
  6. Investing

    George Soros: 3 Best Investments Ever

    Learn about some of the most successful trades famed investor George Soros has made during his career, including a billion dollar profit against the pound.
  7. Personal Finance

    5 Places Where Your Travel Dollar Goes Furthest

    The dollar is pretty strong right now, but where is it strongest? Canada? South Africa? Europe? Here are five places to travel to right now on a budget.
  8. Investing

    3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies to continue their bumpy ride.
  9. Investing News

    Chinese Currency Devaluation Hits Global Economy

    China's surprise currency devaluations have sent shock waves through the world. Here’s how they could impact the global economy.
  10. Investing

    2 Opportunities Amid Today’s Market Volatility

    As you prepare your portfolio for the market volatility ahead this year, here are a few investing ideas to consider.
RELATED FAQS
  1. How does the foreign-exchange market trade 24 hours a day?

    The forex market is the largest financial market in the world, trading around $1.5 trillion each day. Trading in the forex ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Is Bitcoin legal in the US?

    The digital currency known as bitcoin was created in 2009 by a person called Satoshi Nakamoto, but whose true identity has ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. Who decides when to print money in India?

    The Reserve Bank of India, or RBI, manages currency in India. The bank's additional responsibilities include regulating the ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. How is the value of a pip determined?

    A pip in foreign exchange trading is a measure of a price movement in a currency pair. "Pip" is an acronym for price interest ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. How is a block chain network useful for trading goods and assets in virtual currencies?

    Perhaps the most famous quote associated with blockchain technology came from an anonymous virtual currency user, who described ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What types of companies benefit from reporting results utilizing constant currencies ...

    Any company that does a substantial amount of business in foreign countries, and is therefore subject to foreign currency ... Read Full Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Black Swan

    An event or occurrence that deviates beyond what is normally expected of a situation and that would be extremely difficult ...
  2. Inverted Yield Curve

    An interest rate environment in which long-term debt instruments have a lower yield than short-term debt instruments of the ...
  3. Socially Responsible Investment - SRI

    An investment that is considered socially responsible because of the nature of the business the company conducts. Common ...
  4. Presidential Election Cycle (Theory)

    A theory developed by Yale Hirsch that states that U.S. stock markets are weakest in the year following the election of a ...
  5. Super Bowl Indicator

    An indicator based on the belief that a Super Bowl win for a team from the old AFL (AFC division) foretells a decline in ...
Trading Center