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Forex Glossary - FX Terms

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Ask Rate
The rate at which a financial instrument is offered for sale.
Asset Allocation
Investment practice that divides funds among various markets to achieve diversification for risk ...
Arbitrage
 Buying or selling of a financial instrument and simultaneous taking of an equal and opposite ...
Around
 Dealer slang used in quoting when the forward premium/discount is close to parity. For example, ...
Appreciation
 Saying about a currency that it is `appreciated` means it is strengthens in price in response to ...
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
Measures the change in number of employed people during the previous month, excluding the farming ...
Advance GDP Annualized
 Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the total value of all goods and services produced by the ...
Advance GDP Deflator Annualized
 The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Deflator measures the annualized quarterly implied rate of ...
All Industries Activity Index
 Measures the change in spending for goods and services. This indicator is similar to the Tertiary ...
ANZ Commodity Price Index
 Measures the rate of inflation (i.e., the rate of price changes) for the nation's seventeen main ...
Average Cash Earnings
Measures the monthly change in the wages paid to jobholders
Average Earnings Index
 The Average Earnings Index (AEI) measures the average wage, including bonuses, paid to employees. ...
Average Hourly Earnings
 Measures the rate of inflation found in the wages paid to nonfarm jobholders. A rising trend has a ...
ADP Nonfarm Employment Change
The ADP National Employment Report is a measure of the monthly change in non-farm, private ...
All Industries Activity Index
The All Industries Activity Index measures the monthly change in overall production by all sectors ...
ANZ Commodity Price Index
The ANZ Commodity Price Index measures the change in the selling price of exported commodities. ...
Average Cash Earnings
Average Cash Earnings measures the change in employment income, including bonuses and overtime pay. ...
Average Earnings Index +Bonus
The Average Earnings Index measures change in the price businesses and the government pay for labor,...
Average Hourly Earnings
Average Hourly Earnings measures the change in the price businesses pay for labor, not including the...
Adjusted Current Account
The Japanese Adjusted Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and ...
AIG Manufacturing Index
The Australian Industry Group (AIG) Manufacturing index rates the relative level of business ...
Adjusted Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
AIG Services Index
The Australian Industry Group (AIG) Services Index rates the relative level of business conditions ...
AIG Construction Index
The Australian Industry Group (AIG) Construction Index rates the relative level of business ...
Average Weekly Hours
Average Weekly Hours (also known as Average Workweek) measures the average number of hours worked by...
ANZ Job Advertisements
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) Job Advertisements report measures the change in ...
Argentinian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Argentinian Economic Activity
The Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INDEC) Economy Activity Index provides an early ...
Argentinian Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Argentinian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Argentinian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Argentinian Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Austrian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
API Weekly Crude Stock
The American Petroleum Institute reports inventory levels of US crude oil, gasoline and distillates ...
API Weekly Gasoline Stock
The American Petroleum Institute reports inventory levels of US crude oil, gasoline and distillates ...
Argentinian Trade Balance
Trade balance, called also net export, is the difference between the value of country's exports...
Austrian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Austrian PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by manufacturers. It ...
Austrian Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Austrian Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
All Car Sales
All Car Sales is a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis on the sales of all passenger cars, ...
Average Earnings ex Bonus
The Average Earnings Index is an indicator of inflationary pressures emanating from the labour ...
API Weekly Distillates Stocks
The American Petroleum Institute reports inventory levels of US crude oil, gasoline and distillates ...
Argentinian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...