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Forex Glossary

arbitrage
Simultaneous buying and selling of securities, commodities, or currencies in different markets to take advantage of price differences.

ask (offer) price
The price at which a market is willing to sell.

banknote rate
The rate used for foreign exchange transactions involving physical banknotes. This rate takes into account the added costs of transport and insurance.

base currency
The first named currency in a currency pair.

bears
Traders who expect prices to decline.

bulls
Traders who expect prices to rise.

bid price
The price at which a market is willing to purchase.

call money
Money loaned by a financial institution on a very short-term basis which can be called the same day or at one or two days’ notice.

call option
An option to sell a commodity or asset (currency) at an agreed-upon price on or before a particular date.

counter currency
The second named currency in a currency pair.

central bank
The national bank of a sovereign state that provides financial and banking services to its government and commercial banking system, implements monetary policy, and issues currency.

contra currency
In a forex trade, the currency for which the dealt currency is traded. For example, in a USD/CHF trade the US dollar is the dealt currency and the CHF (Swiss Franc) is the contra currency.

convertibility
The ease with which a currency can be freely exchanged or converted into another currency.

credit card rate
The foreign exchange rate offered by a credit card company for transactions in a foreign currency using their credit card. Credit card rates vary by issuer of the credit card, but are typically a premium of 2−5% above the Spot Exchange Rate.

cross rate
An exchange rate between two currencies expressed in reference to a third currency, typically the US dollar.

currency
The system of money in general use in a country or currency zone. Examples include the US dollar, Swiss franc, and European Euro.

currency pair
Two currencies that constitute a foreign exchange rate: the base currency and the counter currency. For example: USD/EUR.

dealt currency
In a forex trade, the currency that specifies the unit of the trade. For example, in a USD/CHF trade of 1,000,000 USD, the US dollar is the dealt currency and the CHF (Swiss Franc) is the contra currency.

devaluation
The reduction of the external value of a currency based upon changes in monetary policy or the current economic or political environment.

exchange control
Governmental control of the movement of its currency with foreign entities.

exchange rate
The value of one currency expressed in another currency.

external value
The purchasing power of a domestic currency in another country.

fixed exchange
An administratively fixed exchange rate not based upon market conditions.

floating exchange rate
An exchange rate determined by market forces without central bank intervention.

foreign exchange
The simultaneous selling of one currency and buying of another. Also known as forex or fx.

forex
Foreign exchange.

forward contract
A privately negotiated financial contract to buy and sell a set quantity of a commodity (currency), at a future date, for a specified price.

forward discount
A situation where the spot futures exchange rate of a currency is trading at a lower rate than the current spot exchange rate.

forward premium
A situation where the spot futures exchange rate of a currency is trading at a higher rate than the current spot exchange rate.

futures contract
A highly standardized financial contract traded on an exchange (bourse) to buy and sell a set quantity of a commodity (currency), at a future date, for a specified price.

fx
Foreign exchange.

going long
The purchase of a commodity (currency) with expectation that its value will increase.

going short
The sale of a commodity (currency) with the expectation that its value will decrease.

hard currency
A globally traded currency that has a sustained history of purchasing power tied to the issuing country’s stable economic and political condition and the policies of its central bank. Examples include the US dollar, Euro, Swiss franc, and British pound sterling.

hedge
The strategic use of financial instruments (such as futures contracts, forward contracts, swaps, or options) to offset potential losses or gains in an underlying investment.

inflation
Loss of purchasing power of money, caused by the unrestrained growth of the amount of money in circulation.

interbank rate
The rate of interest charged on short-term (usually one- to three-day) loans between banks.

intervention
The purchase or sale of domestic or foreign currency by a government authority (usually its central bank) in order to manipulate the exchange rate away from market equilibrium.

key currency
A major currency in the global economy used to set the exchange rate in a forex transaction.

LIBID
London Interbank Bid Rate. A benchmark interest rate that major global banks are prepared to pay for Eurocurrency deposits in the London interbank market.

LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate. A benchmark interest rate that major global banks charge each other in the London interbank market for short-term loans of one day to 12 months.

LIMEAN
London Interbank Mean Rate. The calculated average of the London Interbank Bid Rate (LIBID) and the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR).

margin
Cash or other collateral deposited with a commodities or securities broker as security.

option
A financial contract giving the buyer the right (but not the obligation) to purchase a set quantity of a commodity (currency) at a future date, for a specified price.

put option
An option to sell a commodity or asset (currency) at an agreed-upon price on or before a particular date.

realignment
The simultaneous revaluation and devaluation of the currencies of two or more countries.

revaluation
The increase of the external value of a currency based upon changes in monetary policy or the current economic or political environment.

risk position
An asset or liability which is exposed to fluctuations in value through changes in exchange rates, interest rates, or market conditions.

spot/next
A foreign exchange transaction valued at the current spot rate, but with delivery on the next day.

spot operations
A foreign exchange transaction in which settlement of delivery and payment is made immediately.

spot rate
The transaction rate quoted for immediate settlement.

strike price
The price at which a put or call option can be exercised.

swap transaction
An agreement between two parties to exchange a specified amount of two currencies at a certain time in the future at a specified exchange rate.

tom/next
A foreign exchange transaction where a current position is closed out at the daily close rate, but reentered at the new opening rate the next day, thereby avoiding the necessity of taking delivery of the currency until the next day.

transaction fee
A flat fee charged by a bank, currency exchange dealer, or credit card company on an individual currency exchange transaction.

volatility
A statistical measure of the amount by which a currency’s value changes based upon its mean value.

writer
The party that writes a forex option (option seller) and receives a premium from the buyer.

Currency Codes

Country Currency Code
Afghanistan Afghanis AFN
Albania Leke ALL
Algeria Dinars DZD
America (United States of America) Dollars USD
American Samoa United States Dollars USD
American Virgin Islands United States Dollars USD
Andorra Euro EUR
Angola Kwanza AOA
Anguilla East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Antigua and Barbuda East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Argentina Pesos ARS
Armenia Drams AMD
Aruba Guilders (also called Florins) AWG
Australia Dollars AUD
Austria Euro EUR
Azerbaijan New Manats AZN
Azores Euro EUR
Bahamas Dollars BSD
Bahrain Dinars BHD
Baleares (Balearic Islands) Euro EUR
Bangladesh Taka BDT
Barbados Dollars BBD
Barbuda and Antigua East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Belarus Rubles BYR
Belgium Euro EUR
Belize Dollars BZD
Benin Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Bermuda Dollars BMD
Bhutan Ngultrum BTN
Bhutan India Rupees INR
Bolivia Bolivianos BOB
Bonaire Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Bosnia and Herzegovina Convertible Marka BAM
Botswana Pulas BWP
Bouvet Island Norway Kroner NOK
Brazil Real BRL
Britain (United Kingdom) Pounds GBP
British Indian Ocean Territory United States Dollars USD
British Virgin Islands United States Dollars USD
Brunei Darussalam Dollars BND
Bulgaria Leva BGN
Burkina Faso Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Burma (Myanmar) Kyats MMK
Burundi Francs BIF
Côte D'Ivoire Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Caicos and Turks Islands United States Dollars USD
Cambodia Riels KHR
Cameroon Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Canada Dollars CAD
Canary Islands Euro EUR
Cape Verde Escudos CVE
Cayman Islands Dollars KYD
Central African Republic Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Chad Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Chile Pesos CLP
China Yuan Renminbi CNY
Christmas Island Australia Dollars AUD
Cocos (Keeling) Islands Australia Dollars AUD
Colombia Pesos COP
Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA) Francs XAF
Comoros Francs KMF
Comptoirs Français du Pacifique (CFP) Francs XPF
Congo/Brazzaville Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Congo/Kinshasa Francs CDF
Cook Islands New Zealand Dollars NZD
Costa Rica Colones CRC
Croatia Kuna HRK
Cuba Pesos CUP
Curaço Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Cyprus Euro EUR
Czech Republic Koruny CZK
Denmark Kroner DKK
Djibouti Francs DJF
Dominica East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Dominican Republic Pesos DOP
Dutch (Netherlands) Euro EUR
East Timor Indonesia Rupiahs IDR
Ecuador United States Dollars USD
Egypt Pounds EGP
Eire (Ireland) Euro EUR
El Salvador Colones SVC
El Salvador United States Dollars USD
England (United Kingdom) Pounds GBP
Equatorial Guinea Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Eritrea Ethiopia Birr ETB
Eritrea Nakfa ERN
Estonia Euro EUR
Ethiopia Birr ETB
Euro Member Countries Euro EUR
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Pounds FKP
Faroe Islands Denmark Kroner DKK
Fiji Dollars FJD
Finland Euro EUR
France Euro EUR
French Guiana Euro EUR
French Polynesia (French Pacific Islands) Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Francs XPF
French Southern Territories Euro EUR
Futuna and Wallis Islands Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Francs XPF
Gabon Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BEAC) XAF
Gambia Dalasi GMD
Georgia Lari GEL
Germany Euro EUR
Ghana Cedis GHS
Gibraltar Pounds GIP
Gold Ounces XAU
Great Britain (United Kingdom) Pounds GBP
Greece Euro EUR
Greenland Denmark Kroner DKK
Grenada East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Grenadines (The) and Saint Vincent East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Guadeloupe Euro EUR
Guam United States Dollars USD
Guatemala Quetzales GTQ
Guernsey Pounds GGP
Guinea Francs GNF
Guinea-Bissau Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Guyana Dollars GYD
Haiti Gourdes HTG
Haiti United States Dollars USD
Heard Island and McDonald Islands Australia Dollars AUD
Herzegovina and Bosnia Convertible Marka BAM
Holland (Netherlands) Euro EUR
Holy See (Vatican City) EUR
Honduras Lempiras HNL
Hong Kong Dollars HKD
Hungary Forint HUF
Iceland Kronur ISK
India Rupees INR
Indonesia Rupiahs IDR
Iran Rials IRR
Iraq Dinars IQD
Ireland (Eire) Euro EUR
Isle of Man Pounds IMP
Israel New Shekels ILS
Italy Euro EUR
Jamaica Dollars JMD
Jan Mayen and Svalbard Norway Kroner NOK
Japan Yen JPY
Jersey Pounds JEP
Jordan Dinars JOD
Kazakhstan Tenge KZT
Keeling (Cocos) Islands Australia Dollars AUD
Kenya Shillings KES
Kiribati Australia Dollars AUD
Korea (North) Won KPW
Korea (South) Won KRW
Kuwait Dinars KWD
Kyrgyzstan Soms KGS
Laos Kips LAK
Latvia Lati LVL
Lebanon Pounds LBP
Lesotho Maloti LSL
Lesotho South Africa Rand ZAR
Liberia Dollars LRD
Libya Dinars LYD
Liechtenstein Switzerland Francs CHF
Lithuania Litai LTL
Luxembourg Euro EUR
Macau Patacas MOP
Macedonia Denars MKD
Madagascar Ariary MGA
Madeira Islands Euro EUR
Malawi Kwachas MWK
Malaysia Ringgits MYR
Maldives (Maldive Islands) Rufiyaa MVR
Mali Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Malta Euro EUR
Malvinas (Falkland Islands) Pounds FKP
Mariana Islands (Northern) United States Dollars USD
Marshall Islands United States Dollars USD
Martinique Euro EUR
Mauritania Ouguiyas MRO
Mauritius Rupees MUR
Mayotte Euro EUR
McDonald Islands and Heard Island Australia Dollars AUD
Mexico Pesos MXN
Micronesia (Federated States of) United States Dollars USD
Midway Islands United States Dollars USD
Miquelon and Saint Pierre Euro EUR
Moldova Lei MDL
Monaco Euro EUR
Mongolia Tugriks MNT
Montenegro Euro EUR
Montserrat East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Morocco Dirhams MAD
Mozambique Meticais MZN
Myanmar (Burma) Kyats MMK
Namibia Dollars NAD
Namibia South Africa Rand ZAR
Nauru Australia Dollars AUD
Nepal Rupees NPR
Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Netherlands Euro EUR
Nevis and Saint Kitts East Caribbean Dollars XCD
New Caledonia Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Francs XPF
New Zealand Dollars NZD
Nicaragua Cordobas NIO
Niger Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Nigeria Nairas NGN
Niue New Zealand Dollars NZD
Norfolk Island Australia Dollars AUD
Northern Mariana Islands United States Dollars USD
Norway Kroner NOK
Oman Rials OMR
Pakistan Rupees PKR
Palau United States Dollars USD
Palladium Ounces XPD
Panama Balboa PAB
Panama United States Dollars USD
Papua New Guinea Kina PGK
Paraguay Guarani PYG
Peru Nuevos Soles PEN
Philippines Pesos PHP
Pitcairn Islands New Zealand Dollars NZD
Platinum Ounces XPT
Poland Zlotych PLN
Portugal Euro EUR
Principe and São Tome Dobras STD
Puerto Rico United States Dollars USD
Qatar Rials QAR
Réunion Euro EUR
Romania New Lei RON
Russia Rubles RUB
Rwanda Francs RWF
São Tome and Principe Dobras STD
Saba Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Sahara (Western) Morocco Dirhams MAD
Saint Christopher East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Saint Helena Pounds SHP
Saint Kitts and Nevis East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Saint Lucia East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Euro EUR
Saint Vincent and The Grenadines East Caribbean Dollars XCD
Saint-Martin Euro EUR
Samoa (American) United States Dollars USD
Samoa Tala WST
San Marino Euro EUR
Saudi Arabia Riyals SAR
Seborga Luigini SPL
Senegal Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Serbia Dinars RSD
Seychelles Rupees SCR
Sierra Leone Leones SLL
Silver Ounces XAG
Singapore Dollars SGD
Sint Eustatius Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Sint Maarten Netherlands Antilles Guilders (also called Florins) ANG
Slovakia Euro EUR
Slovenia Euro EUR
Solomon Islands Dollars SBD
Somalia Shillings SOS
South Africa Rand ZAR
South Georgia United Kingdom Pounds GBP
South Sandwich Islands United Kingdom Pounds GBP
Spain Euro EUR
Sri Lanka Rupees LKR
Sudan Pounds SDG
Suriname Dollars SRD
Svalbard and Jan Mayen Norway Kroner NOK
Swaziland Emalangeni SZL
Sweden Kronor SEK
Switzerland Francs CHF
Syria Pounds SYP
Taiwan New Dollars TWD
Tajikistan Russia Rubles RUB
Tajikistan Somoni TJS
Tanzania Shillings TZS
Thailand Baht THB
Timor (East) Indonesia Rupiahs IDR
Tobago and Trinidad Dollars TTD
Togo Communauté Financière Africaine Francs (BCEAO) XOF
Tokelau New Zealand Dollars NZD
Tonga Pa'anga TOP
Trinidad and Tobago Dollars TTD
Tunisia Dinars TND
Turkey Lira TRY
Turkmenistan Manats TMM
Turks and Caicos Islands United States Dollars USD
Tuvalu Tuvalu Dollars TVD
Uganda Shillings UGX
Ukraine Hryvnia UAH
United Arab Emirates Dirhams AED
United Kingdom Pounds GBP
United States Minor Outlying Islands United States Dollars USD
United States of America Dollars USD
Uruguay Pesos UYU
US Virgin Islands United States Dollars USD
Uzbekistan Sums UZS
Vanuatu Vatu VUV
Vatican City (The Holy See) Euro EUR
Venezuela Bolivares Fuertes VEF
Viet Nam Dong VND
Virgin Islands (American) United States Dollars USD
Virgin Islands (British) United States Dollars USD
Wake Island United States Dollars USD
Wallis and Futuna Islands Comptoirs Français du Pacifique Francs XPF
Western Sahara Morocco Dirhams MAD
Yemen Rials YER
Zambia Kwacha ZMK
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Dollars ZWD

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WARNING
Note that foreign exchange rates can vary dramatically based on a multitude of fators including:

  • the day, the hour, and the minute,
  • the bank, currency dealer, or credit card company,
  • the base and quoted currencies,
  • current or forecasted economic and political conditions,
  • civil unrest, war, and Acts of God,
  • local, regional, or international currency markets,
  • local government controls, and
  • the volume of the specific transaction.