Business to Business; A strategy of dealing directly with businesses, rather than consumers.
Clerical operations that support settlement of trades and related processes.
Creating a hypothetical performance history by applying current selection criteria to prior time periods.
An account of all transactions between one country and all other countries--transactions that are measured in terms of receipts and payments. The three main components of BOP are the current account, the capital account and the balancing account.
The value of exports less imports of an economy. There are visible and invisible balance figures. The visible balance represents the physical goods while the invisible represents the service economy.
Bank notes are paper issued by the central bank and are legal tender.
The rate at which a central bank is prepared to lend money to its domestic banking system.
A computer message system linking major banks that is used as a mechanism to advise the receiving bank of some action that occurred.
Inability to pay debts.
A path dependent option that has a knock-in or knock-out feature that causes the option to become effective or terminate if a specified barrier level is reached.
In Foreign exchange markets, the base currency is the first currency in a currency pair. The second currency is named the quote currency or secondary.
The difference between the cash price and futures price.
One hundredth of a percentage point (0.01%).
A spread designed to exploit falling exchange rates by purchasing a put option with a high strike price and selling one with a low strike price.
A substantial drop in prices over a prolonged period of time BEAR An investor who believes that prices are going to fall.
Person who enjoys the benefits of ownership even though title is in another.
The measure of an asset's risk in relation to the market. A security with a beta of 1.5, will move about 1.5 times the market return.
The highest price a dealer will pay at any given time to purchase a currency pair or a financial instrument.
Refers normally to the first three digits of an exchange rate.
An option pricing formula initially derived by Fisher Black and Myron Scholes for securities options and later refined by Black for options on futures.
A technical study used by chartists; Plus or minus two standard deviations where the standard deviations are calculated historically in a moving window estimation. Hence, the bands will widen if the most recent data is more volatile. If the prices break out of the band, this is considered a significant move.
Bonds are debt instruments issued by a government or municipality for a period of more than one year. An investor is lending money when buying bonds. The seller of the bond agrees to repay the principal amount of the loan at a specified time plus interest.
A rating based on the possibility of default by a bond issuer. The ratings range from AAA to D.
The price of a financial instrument where total revenue received equals total costs (TR=TC).
A technical term used by chartists to denote a break of a support, a resistance level, or any technical formation.
An agent who executes orders to buy and sell currencies and related instruments either for a commission or a spread.
The commission charged by a broker.
Bundesbank, the Central Bank of Germany.
An investor who believes that prices are going to rise.
A spread designed to exploit rising exchange rates by purchasing a put option with a lower strike price and selling one with a higher strike price.
A substantial rise in prices over a prolonged period of time.
A term for gold bars.
An option strategy combining a bull and bear spread. It uses three strike prices. The lower two strike prices are used in the bull spread and the higher strike price from the bear spread. Both puts and calls can be used.
The purchaser of a currency pair or an.
Rate at which the dealer is willing to buy the currency; or bid.
In an option, buy the nearby contract and simultaneously sell the deferred contract; also referred to as a bull spread.