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1. Factory Orders An economic indicator that marks the change from one period to another of the orders for durable and nondurable goods. More orders mean economic growth whereas the opposite signifies a More…
2. Fast Market Strong buying and/or selling pressure in the market, in which prices often gap and move too quickly to be disseminated.
3. Fed Fund Rate The interest rate on Fed fund account balances that is closely monitored to gauge the Fed's view on the economy. The accounts are held by member banks and are usually used for lending More…
4. Fed Funds Account balances held by banks at their local Fed Bank.
5. Fed Meetings The Federal Reserve System (the Fed) is the US central bank responsible for conducting US monetary policy by influencing money and credit conditions in the economy. The Federal Reserve More…
6. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation The US regulatory agency that administers bank deposit insurance.
7. Federal Open Market Committee Committee made up of Federal Reserve members who meet eight times a year to discuss current monetary policy and its effect on the present economy, and to address any possible changes More…
8. Federal Reserve The Central Bank of the United States.
9. Federal Reserve Board The senior members of the Federal Reserve, each of whom is appointed by the US President. The chairman of the Fed Reserve Board serves a 4-year term, while the other members serve 14-year More…
10. Fiat Currency Fiat currency is the opposite of a gold standard arrangement. In a fiat currency system, the currency value rises and falls on the market in response to demand and supply pressures. It is More…
11. Fill Completing an order to buy or sell.
12. Fill or Kill An order that must be executed immediately based on certain criteria such as price and quantity. If it cannot be executed, the order is immediately canceled.
13. Fill Price The price at which a buy or sell order goes through.
14. Financial Risk The possibility that a business won't be able to meet its financial obligations.
15. Finex Currency trading at the New York Cotton Exchange.
16. Firm Quote When a buyer or seller requests a firm quote, the dealer provides a bid and ask quote that can be immediately executed if the buyer or seller wishes. See also: Indicative Quote
17. Fiscal Policy Using tax policy to affect economic conditions.
18. Fisher Effect The effect of interest rates on international money movement such that money moves into currencies paying higher interest rates.
19. Fixed Exchange Rate Foreign exchange policy where a central bank maintains an official rate for their currency, often intervening to keep the rate fixed within a limited range.
20. Fixing Determining rates by selecting a level which, as well as possible, balances buying and selling pressure. An example is London Gold Fixing.

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