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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.


stands for European Stability Mechanism. It is a joint financial fund of the Eurozone countries replacing the two existing EU funding programmes.

ETF (Exchange Traded Fund)

investment funds much like securities which serve as certificates for share portfolio. ETF may consist of securities of different companies and share funds. On legal basis, ETF is a type of share funds.


is a rate European banks use to borrow funds from peers for three months.


means delivering (or shipping) goods or capital abroad.

False breakout

is a short-term price movement beyond a certain conventional line (physiological threshold, resistance level/support level) with further reversal and movement in the opposite direction.

Federal Reserve Bank

is a regional bank of Federal Reserve System of the USA. A network of 12 Reserve Banks carry out money management of the government.

Federal Reserve System

is the U.S. banking system which fulfils functions of country’s Central Bank.


price change for 100 pips. For example, price change EUR/USD from 1.3770 to 1.3870 – this means figure increase

Financial Transaction Tax

allows regulating financial markets, in particular, the market of derivatives.

Fitch Ratings

is one of the largest rating agencies which provide analytical data of financial markets and estimates companies’ borrowing power.

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