Middle Rate

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Middle Rate'

A term used to describe the average rate agreed upon when conducting foreign exchange. The middle rate is calculated using the median average of the bid and offer rates. The middle rate intuitively is the rate in the middle of the prices offered by the market makers.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Middle Rate'

For example: The offer price is 1.5 and the bid price is 1.0. Using the median average, the middle rate would be 1.25. This rate can also be called the mid-rate, mid-price, etc.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Median

    The middle number in a sorted list of numbers. To determine the ...
  2. Personal Finance

    All financial decisions and activities of an individual, this ...
  3. Foreign Exchange Market

    The market in which participants are able to buy, sell, exchange ...
  4. Bid Price

    The price a buyer is willing to pay for a security. This is one ...
  5. Prime Rate

    The interest rate that commercial banks charge their most credit-worthy ...
  6. Offer

    1. When one party expresses interest to buy or sell an asset ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is foreign exchange?

    Foreign exchange, or Forex, is the conversion of one country's currency into that of another. In a free economy, a country's ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. Where did the term 'pip' in currency exchange come from?

    The term pip is an acronym for percentage in point or price interest point. It measures a unit of change within a pair of ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What is the difference between pips, points, and ticks?

    Point, tick and pip are terms used to describe price changes in the stock market and other markets. While traders and analysts ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What are the nations with the lowest PPP (purchasing power parity) with respect to ...

    Purchasing power parity (PPP) is one of several economic indicators used to compare how much goods cost from country to country. ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What's the difference between bid-ask spread and bid-ask bounce?

    Although both the bid-ask spread and the bid-ask bounce relate to the bid-ask price of a stock or other investment, they ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. Are Downside Tusuki Gap patterns important when trading forex pairs?

    The most heavily intertraded national currencies on forex markets are often referred to as "commodity pairs," "the majors" ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Investing Basics

    Principal Trading and Agency Trading

    Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes when you buy or sell a stock? Read on and find out!
  2. Investing Basics

    The Basics Of The Bid-Ask Spread

    The bid-ask spread is essentially a negotiation in progress. To be successful, traders must be willing to take a stand and walk away in the bid-ask process through limit orders.
  3. Trading Strategies

    Setting Vs. Getting: What Is A Price-Taker?

    Learn how the economic term "price taker" may separate investors from traders.
  4. Forex Education

    Why Interest Rates Matter For Forex Traders

    Central banks' rate changes are one of the biggest influences on the forex market.
  5. Forex

    Understanding Currency Carry Trade

    A currency carry trade is a long-term investment strategy used primarily by large institutional investors. The purpose is to make a profit over time from differences in interest rates between ...
  6. Forex

    What Is Online Trading Academy?

    Online Trading Academy educates individuals about stocks, forex, futures and options as well as investment strategies based on the student’s trading style.
  7. Forex Education

    Understanding The Spread in Retail Currency Exchange Rates

    Understanding how exchange rates are calculated and shopping around for the best rates may mitigate the effect of wide spreads in the retail forex market.
  8. Forex

    Main Factors That Influence Exchange Rates

    The exchange rate is one of the most important determinants of a country's relative level of economic health, and can impact your returns.
  9. Forex Fundamentals

    How To Calculate An Exchange Rate

    Struggling to get a grasp on exchange rates? Here's what you need to know.
  10. Forex Fundamentals

    What Would Have To Happen For The Iraqi Dinar To Become A Stable Investment?

    What factors would cause price changes in the controversial Iraqi dinar?

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Covered Call

    An options strategy whereby an investor holds a long position in an asset and writes (sells) call options on that same asset ...
  2. Butterfly Spread

    A neutral option strategy combining bull and bear spreads. Butterfly spreads use four option contracts with the same expiration ...
  3. Unlevered Beta

    A type of metric that compares the risk of an unlevered company to the risk of the market. The unlevered beta is the beta ...
  4. Moving Average - MA

    A widely used indicator in technical analysis that helps smooth out price action by filtering out the “noise” from random ...
  5. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  6. Productivity

    An economic measure of output per unit of input. Inputs include labor and capital, while output is typically measured in ...
Trading Center