Forex Glossary and Terms

Financial Dictionary and Glossary with Common Trading Terms

Navigating the world of forex terms is not always an easy task. Our forex and finance glossary contains easy to understand definitions of all the major words and expression you need to get your forex terminology right. This page can also serve you as a finance or business dictionary in general, as some of these financial terms don’t just belong in a forex thesaurus or lexicon; they appear in everyday life dealing with accounting, banking, economics and business too. So, enjoy this resource as just a currency dictionary, or why not also as a place to share, contribute and add your own meaning and definition in the comment area of each forex term.

A

What is Accrual

What is Adjustment

What is an American Depository Receipt (ADR)

What is an American Option

What is Appreciation

What is Arbitrage

What is an Ascending Triangle

What is an Ask (Offer) Price

What is the Association Cambiste Internationale

What is At Best

What is At or Better

What is At the Money

B

What is Balance of Trade

What is the Bank of England

What is a Bar Chart

What is a Base Currency

What is a Bear Market

What is a Bid Price

What is a Bid/Ask Spread

What is the Big Figure

What is the Black-Scholes Model

What are Bollinger Bands

What is a Broker

What is the Bretton Woods Agreement

What is a Bull Market

What is the Bundesbank

C

What is Cable

What is a Call Option

What is a Capital Account

What is the Canadian Ivey Managers Purchasing Index

What is a Candlestick Chart

What is Carry Trade

What is the Cash Market

What is a Central Bank

What is a Channel

What is a Chartist

What is Clearing

What is the Clearing House Automated Payment System

What is the Clearing House Interbank Payment System

What is a Closed Position

What is the CME Group

What is a Commission

What is the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

What is a Confirmation

What is Construction Spending

What is Contagion

What is Continuous Linked Settlement

What is a Contract Lot

What is a Conversion Rate

What is Counter Currency

What is a Counterparty

What is Country Risk

What is a Covered Call

What is Currency

What is a Currecny Pair

What is Currency Risk

What is a Currency Symbol

What is a Currency Swap

What is a Current Account

D

What is a Day Trader

What is a Dealer

What is a Deficit

What is Delivery

What is a Demo Account

What is the Department of Commerce

What is Depreciation

What is a Derivative

What is a Descending Triangle

What is Devaluation

What is the Discount Rate

What is a Double Top or Bottom

What is the Dow Theory

E

What is an Economic Indicator

What is the Elliott Wave Principle

What is the European Monetary Union

What is the Euro

What is a European Central Bank

What is a European Style Option

What is the Eurozone Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development(OCED) Leading Indica

What is Exotics

What is an Exponential Moving Average

F

What is are Factory Orders

What is the Federal Reserve

What is a Flat Currency

What are Fibonacci Numbers

What is FIFO

What Is Fiscal Party

What is the Fischer Effect

What is a Fixed Currency

What is a Flag and Pennant

What is Flat/Square

What is s Forward

What are Forward Points

What is Fundamental Analysis

What is a Future Contract

G

What  is the G8

What is Going Long

What is Going Short

What is a Gold Certificate

What is a Gold Contract

What is a Golden Cross

What is Grid Trading

What is GDP

What is Gross National Product

What is a Good Til' Cancelled Order

H

What is a Head-and-Shoulders

What is a Hedge

What is Historical Volatility

I

What is Implied Volatility

What is In the Money

What is Industrial Production

What is Inflation

What is Initial Margin

What are Interbank Rates

What is The International Organization for Standardization

What is the International Monetary Fund

What is Intervention

What is Intrinsic Value

What is an Inverse Head and Shoulders

What is the ISM Manufacturing Index

J

What is the J-Curve Theory

K

L

What is a Lagging Indicator

What is Larry Williams R%

What are Leading Indicators

What is Leverage

What is LIBOR

What is a Limit Order

What is Liquidation Level

What is Liquidity Management

What is a Long Position

What is a Lot

M

What is Maintenance

What is Margin

What is a Margin Call

What is a Market Maker

What is Market Risk

What is Mark-to-Market

What is Maturity

What is Momentum

What is Monetary Easing

What is Monetary Policy

What is Moving Average Convergence-Divergence

N

What is a Net Position

What is Nostro Account

O

What is the Offer (Ask)

What are Open Market Operations

What is an Open Order

What is an Open Position

What is an Oscillator

What is Out of the Money

What is Over-the-Counter

What is Overbought

What is Oversold

What is an Overnight Position

P

What is Parabolic Stop-and-Reverse

What is a Pennant

What is Personal Income

What is a Pip

What is Political Risk

What is Position

What is a Premium

What is the Prime Rate

What is Price Transparency

What is the Producers Price Index

What is a Put Option

What is Put-Call-Forward Parity

What is Put/Call Ratio

Q

What is Quantitative

R

What is a Rally

What is Random Walk Theory

What is Ranging Market

What is a Recession

What is the Relative Strength Index

What is a Reserve Currency

What are Reserves

What is Resistance

What are Retail Sales

What is Revluation

What is Risk

What is Risk Management

What is Roll-Over

What is a Round Trip

S

What is Settlement

What is a Short Position

What is a Simple Moving Average

What is Sovereign Risk

What is the Spot Market

What is a Spot Price

What is a Spot Trade

What is the Spread

What is Sterilization

What is a Slow Stochastic

What is Stop Loss Order

What is Support

What is a Swap

What is SWIFT

What is Symmetrical Triangle

T

What is Technical Analysis

What is Technical Indicators

What is Trade Balance

What is a Trailing Stop

What is a Trending Market

What is Turnover

What is Two- Way Price

U

What is the Unemployment Rate

What is University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index

What is an Unrealized Gain/Loss

What is an Uptick

What is the Uptick Rule

What is the USD Index

V

What is Value at Risk

What is a Value Date

What is a Variation Margin

What is the VIX Index

What is Volatility

W

What is Wedge Pattern

What is a Whipsaw

What is the Wholesale Price Index

X

Y

What is a Yield Curve

Z