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Daily Chart
A line graph that displays the intraday movements of a given security. This contrasts to longer term...
Day Trading
Refers to positions which are opened and closed on the same trading day.
Dealer
An individual who acts as a principal or counterpart to a transaction. Principals take one side of a...
Debit
An accounting entry which results in either an increase in assets or a decrease in liabilities on a ...
Debit Balance
In a margin account, money owed by the customer to the broker for funds advanced to purchase ...
Deficit
A negative balance of trade or payments.
Delivery
An FX trade where both sides make and take actual delivery of the currencies traded.
Depreciation
A decrease in the value of a particular currency relative to other currencies.
Derivative
A contract that changes in value in relation to the price movements of a related or underlying ...
Devaluation
The deliberate downward adjustment of a currency's price, normally by official announcement.
Direct Quote
A foreign exchange rate quoted as the domestic currency per unit of the foreign currency. In other ...
Dual Exchange Rate
A situation in which there is a fixed official exchange rate and an illegal market-determined ...
Discount Rate
Eight times per year the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) votes on where to set the nation's ...
Domestic Vehicle Sales
Measures the annualized number of domestically produced vehicles sold in the previous month. A ...
Durable Goods Orders
Measures the annualized number of domestically produced vehicles sold in the previous month. A ...
Dwelling Commencements
Measures the number of new residential buildings that began construction. A rising trend has a ...
Discount Rate
Eight times per year the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) votes on where to set the ...
Durable Goods Orders
Durable Goods Orders measures the change in the total value of new orders for long lasting ...
Dutch GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Danish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Dutch CPI
Consumer Price index is the most frequently used indicator of inflation and reflect changes in the ...
Dutch Retail Sales
Retail trade is a form of trade in which goods are mainly purchased and resold to the consumer or ...
Dutch Unemployment Rate
The definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work ...
Dutch Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Danish CPI
The purpose of the consumer price index is to measure the development of the prices charged to ...
Danish Industrial Production
Total Industrial production excluding building of ships and boats.Changes in the volume of the ...
Danish Retail Sales
Retail sales data represents total consumer purchase from retail stores. It provides valuable ...
Danish Trade Balance
Trade balance, called also net export, is the difference between the value of country's exports...
Danish Unemployment Rate
The definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work ...
Dallas Fed Mfg Business Index
The Dallas Fed conducts the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey monthly to obtain a timely assessment...
Danish Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a leading ...
Dutch Business Confidence
Business Confidence measures the current business conditions in the Netherlands . It helps to ...
Dutch Consumer Confidence
Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a leading ...
Dutch Consumer Spending
Consumer Spending measures the change in the inflation-adjusted value of all goods expenditures by ...
Dutch Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output ...
Domestic Car Sales
Domestic car sales is a report by the US Department of Commerce on the sales of all domestic ...
Dallas Fed Services Revenues
survey responses are used to calculate an index for each indicator. Each index is calculated by ...
Domestic Truck Sales
Preliminary data are reported for the latest month, usually at the first working day of the ...
Durables Excluding Defense
New orders measure the value of orders received in a given period of time. They are legally binding ...
Dutch GDP
Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product is the total value of the finished goods and ...
Dallas Fed PCE
In any given month, the rate of inflation in a price index like the Consumer Price Index or Personal...