Forex Glossary

Forex Terms starting in "A"

Forex Terms starting in "A"

  • Accrual →

    Accumulation of interest on an investment, usually dependent on some kind of percentage or formula. In Forex trading, interest is accrued on open positions through rollover interest.

  • Aggressor →

    A trader dealing on a price that can be obtained in the market. This is in opposition to a trader who is waiting for a price to be quoted that he is willing to buy or sell at.

  • Alan Bollard →

    The active governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

  • Alan Greenspan →

    Former Chairman of the Board of Governors of United States' Federal Reserve Bank.

  • American Option →

    An option that can be exercised at any time up until its expiry

  • Andrew's Pitchfork →

    A charting tool used to identify potential support and resistance levels.

  • Appreciation →

    An increase in the value of an asset or currency.

  • Arbitrage →

    A trading technique used by sophisticated investors to take advantage of differences for the same asset between different markets.

  • Ascending Triangle →

    A chart pattern formation that some traders use as indication of an uptrend continuation.

  • Ask Price →

    The price at which a trader can purchase a particular financial instrument, such as currency pairs. Also known as the offer.

  • Asset →

    Any good that has an underlying exchange value.

  • At Best →

    An order to purchase a currency at the best currently available price.

  • At or Better →

    An order to purchase a currency at a specific price, or a better price than the specified price.

  • At-the-Money →

    An option whose exercise or strike price is equal to the current market price of the underlying asset.

  • Auction →

    The sale of an asset to the highest bidder.

  • AUD →

    Short for the Australian Dollar.

  • Aussie →

    Slang term for the Australian Dollar.

  • Average Directional Movement Index (ADX) →

    A technical indicator that gauges the momentum or strength of a prevailing trend regardless of its direction.

  • Average Hourly Earnings →

    A measure of how much workers are being paid.

  • Average Rate Option →

    An option where the exercise price is based on the difference between the average spot market price and the strike price. Also called an Asian Option.

  • Average True Range (ATR) →

    A technical indicate that measures the volatility of a currency pair or any trading instruments.

Forex Trading Terms (Alphabetical)