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Forex Glossary

Traders, especially beginners, may not know or understand some Forex terms, so we provide our users with a list of specialized terms with their definitions.

Bloomberg Banks Stress Test Index

tracks the US banks whose balance sheets will be reviewed by US regulators to see how much capital the banks will require to meet the standards in the current economic environment. Tests would be applied to banks posessing over $100 billion in assets.

BNP Paribas

is a financial conglomerate, one of the world’s largest and reliable banks. According to Standard & Poor’s the bank’s current rating is AA. It has offices in 80 countries all over the world and headquarters in Paris, Geneva, and London with the total amount of employees totaling 200 thousands of people.


is a standard oil brand which is sourced near the European shoreline in the North Sea. This brand is famous for low percentage of sulfur which makes it attractive for oil-processing companies. Brent is a pricing benchmark for almost 40% of all global oil brands. It is traded on international oil markets.


the firm that provides crediting services and trader support


is the fee or commission paid to a broker for the services rendered. The amount of the brokerage is usually proportionate to the deals’ value.


traders that count on currency rate escalation

Bull market

market that tends toward escalating rates

Business Climate Indicator (BCI)

is a business climate indicator of a particular country which is based on the responses of business representatives. Index data has a direct impact on the market.

Capital account

is the other component of the balance of payments directly related to the GNP. It represents the balance of public and private capital inflow and outflow as well as the amount of funds borrowed and lent.

Carry trade

is a Forex trading strategy in which the profit is gained not from the price movement and closure of profitable position, but from holding position with a positive swap (see swap).

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