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1. Carry Currencies High interest rate currencies.
2. Carry Grid A grid of positions (including open orders, take profits, and stop losses) built on a carry trading strategy.
3. Carry Positive A carry trade where you are long the high interest currency and short the low interest currency. Excluding the volatility of the currency pair, this strategy is profitable based on the More…
4. Carry Trade The carry is the cost of keeping a position open overnight. Each currency has a different interest rate associated with it. You are paid interest on the currency you are long on, and you More…
5. Cash on Deposit Funds deposited in a trading account.
6. Chartist A person who attempts to predict prices by analyzing past price movements as recorded on a chart.
7. Clearing House Automated Payment System A forex settlement system used in the UK.
8. Clearing House Interbank Payment System An international wire system used by major banks.
9. Closed Position A transaction that offsets the number of units in a previous open position. In the case of a long position, selling the exact number of units so that your exposure in the market is zero. More…
10. Closing a Position The process of selling or buying a foreign exchange position resulting in the liquidation (squaring up) of the position.
11. Closing Market Rate The rate at which a position can be closed based on the market price at end of the day.
12. CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
13. Commission The fee that a broker may charge clients for dealing on their behalf. See also: Broker
14. Commodities Exchange An exchange where various commodities and derivatives products are traded, including wheat, barley, sugar, maize, cotton, cocoa, coffee, milk products, pork bellies, oil, metals, and so on. More…
15. Commodity Futures Trading Commission The United States regulatory agency for commodity futures trading (www.cftc.gov).
16. Confirmation Written acknowledgment of a trade, listing important details such as the date, the size of the transaction, the price, the commission, and the amount of money involved.
17. Consumer Price Index A month to month economic indicator which gauges changes in the cost of living by measuring price changes in a common basket of goods and services that most people use, such as food, More…
18. Conversion Rate The value of one currency exchanged for another currency.
19. Convertible Currency A currency that can be exchanged for another without special permission. Today, most of the currencies which were previously unconvertible are now convertible, such as the Polish Zloty. More…
20. Copey Traders' term for the Danish Krone.

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