Forex Education

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  1. London Spot Fix

    The London spot fix is a daily rate set of each precious metal set by European banks.
  2. Nonconvertible Currency

    In an attempt to stable its economy, a country may used a nonconvertible or blocked currency.
  3. Rollover Rate (Forex)

    The rollover rate is the interest rate differential added to a transaction when extending its settlement date.
  4. Forex Spread Betting

    Forex spread betting allows you to bet on currency movements without actually transacting in foreign exchange.
  5. Credit Checking

    A forex credit check is a background check to scrutinize counterparts ability to cover leveraged position in the FX market.
  6. Prime Of Prime - PoP

    Prime of Prime are tier 2 Brokerage firms that bridge the gap between retail Brokerage firms and tier 1 banks.
  7. Hard Dollars

    Hard dollars are fees paid for transacting and research by clients to brokerage firms.
  8. How the Fed Fund Rate Hikes Affect the US Dollar

    Learn about the effects the federal funds rate on the U.S. dollar. Understand what happens when the Federal Reserve increases ...
  9. Currency Union

    A currency union is where more than one country or area shares an officially currency.
  10. Dollar Price

    Dollar price is a method of pricing a bond in value terms, not yield.
  11. Spot Next

    Spot next is a short term swap where the settlement day is one business day after the spot date.
  12. Dollar Volume Liquidity

    The price of a stock or ETF multiplied by its daily trading volume is its dollar volume liquidity.
  13. Micro-Lot

    Novice or introductory traders can use micro-lots, a contract for 1000 units of a base currency, to minimize trade size and ...
  14. Forex Pivot Points

    A forex pivot point is where a trader believes that the sentiment in the market is about to turn.
  15. Can Bitcoin Be Hacked?

    Can bitcoin itself be hacked?
  16. Forex Scalping

    Short-term buying and selling of forex to make profits is known as forex scalping.
  17. Bitcoin Vs. Litecoin: What's The Difference?

    Litecoin is often referred to as "the silver to Bitcoin's gold." But what is Litecoin, and how does it compare to its more ...
  18. How To Invest In Bitcoin Exchange Futures

    We explain the basics of the Bitcoin exchange and futures market.
  19. Micro Account

    A micro account is a good way for beginner traders to get into forex trading.
  20. Quantitative Easing 2 – QE2

    QE2 was the second round of the Federal Reserve's bond buying program that began in November, 2010.
  21. CHF (Swiss Franc)

    In currency markets CHF is the abbreviation for the Swiss franc, a perennial safe haven currency.
  22. Soft Currency

    A soft currency is one that's value is inherently weak and not favored by investors or central banks.
  23. Left-Hand Side

    In a two way currency quote the bid price is otherwise known as the left-hand side.
  24. SGD (Singapore Dollar)

    SGD is the currency abbreviation for the Singapore dollar, the currency of Singapore.
  25. Convertible Currency

    A convertible currency is one that is freely traded and trusted by central banks and corporations.
  26. Funding Currency

    A funding currency is exchanged in a currency carry trade. Typically it under performs during times of economic optimism ...
  27. Forward Guidance

    Forward guidance are verbal assurances from a country’s central bank to the public about its intended monetary policies. ...
  28. SAR (Saudi Riyal)

    The SAR is the currency of Saudi Arabia, it is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 3.75 SAR.
  29. Daily Cut-Off

    The daily cut-off is the specified time when the trading day moves to the next day. For most currencies it is during the ...
  30. The 6 Most Important Cryptocurrencies Other Than Bitcoin

    Bitcoin is hardly the only game in town.
  31. Reserve Assets

    Reserves are external assets held by central banks to alleviate pressures and volatility in markets.
  32. Federal Reserve Note

    A Federal Reserve Note is the physical bills that are held in banks, stores, and peoples wallet.
  33. Best Ways To Protect Your Bitcoins

    Just like any other valuable asset, its important to keep your bitcoins safe. Here are few ways to protect bitcoins from ...
  34. Currency Convertibility

    Currency convertibility is the degree to which a country can convert its currency to another currency or gold.
  35. Helicopter Drop (Helicopter Money)

    A helicopter drop is a hypothetical, unconventional monetary policy tool aimed at injecting cash directly to the public. ...
  36. Numeraire

    Numeraire is an economic term that refers to a standard price or unit that enables participants to compare the value of goods, ...
  37. SEK (Swedish Krona)

    The SEK is the currency symbol for the Swedish krona, which has a strong correlation with its neighbors, the Danish krona ...
  38. Price Inflation

    Price inflation is the increase in a collection of goods and services over a certain time period.
  39. Spot Date

    The spot date is the date at which a transaction is settled.
  40. Overheated Economy

    An overheated economy is one that is expanding at an unsustainable pace.
  41. Currency Basket

    A currency basket is a group of currencies used to measure the value of a certain currency against the constituents of the ...
  42. Quote Currency

    The quote currency is the second currency in both a direct and indirect quote. It is otherwise known as the "secondary currency" ...
  43. ZAR (South African Rand)

    The South African rand (ZAR) is a volatile currency that is often at the whim of global uncertainty.
  44. Right Hand Side - RHS

    The right hand side is the offer price in a quoted currency pair. It is where a market maker is willing to sell.
  45. Transaction Risk

    Transaction risk is the risk associated with unfavorable moves in a currency between the time a deal is agreed and settled. ...
  46. Foreign Exchange Intervention

    Foreign exchange intervention is a monetary policy tool where the central bank actively seeks to weaken or strengthen its ...
  47. Monetarist

    A monetarist is someone who believes an economy should be controlled predominantly by the supply of money.
  48. How to Buy Bitcoin

    Investopedia explains how to buy Bitcoin using Coinbase.com.
  49. Cross Currency

    A cross currency is a currency rate that is quoted and transacted without using U.S. dollars.
  50. Forex Spot Rate

    The forex spot rate is the most commonly quoted forex rate in both the wholesale and retail market.
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