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1. Adjustable Peg Exchange rate regimen where a currency's exchange rate is pegged (fixed) in relation to a stronger currency, such as the US dollar or the euro. The pegged rate is adjusted occasionally More…
2. Aggregate Risk A bank's exposure to forex contracts from a single customer.
3. Agio A fee charged to exchange money from one currency to another.
4. API Trading Trading that is conducted through an Application Programming Interface. APIs, such as the one available for FXTrade, enable users to build custom trading functionality into their own More…
5. APIs Application Programming Interface, used in forex to automate trading. See also: API Trading
6. Arbitrage Profiting from differences in the price of a single currency pair that is traded on more than one market.
7. Asian Option An option that pays off according to the average prices of the underlying asset over time.
8. Ask The price at which sellers are willing to sell a currency pair, also known as the 'offer', 'ask price', and 'ask rate'. See also: Bid/Ask Spread, Ask More…
9. Ask Rate See Ask.
10. Asset An item that has value.
11. Asset Class An item that has value; an investment such as stocks, options, or forex.
12. AUD/USD The abbreviation for the Australian dollar and U.S. dollar (AUD/USD) currency pair or cross. The currency pair tells the reader how many U.S. dollars (the quote currency) are needed to More…
13. Aussie Dealer slang for the AUD/USD currency pair. See also: AUD/USD
14. Authorized Dealer Depending on the regulatory body, a dealer authorized to deal in forex.
15. Automated Trader A trader who uses an automated system to input trades without any human input.
16. Back Office The office location, or department, where the processing of financial transactions takes place.
17. Balance of Trade In economics, a country's exports minus its imports.
18. Band In countries where the currency is pegged, the range in which the rates are permitted to fluctuate.
19. Bank of Japan The central bank of Japan. The Bank is often called Nichigin (日銀) for short. The Bank of Japan is headquartered in Nihonbashi, Tokyo, on the site of a former gold mint (the Kinza) and, not More…
20. Bank Rate The rate at which a central bank is prepared to lend money to its domestic banking system.

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