A report from the U.S. Census Bureau that measures new orders, shipments, unfilled orders, and inventories of domestic manufacturers.
A market with dramatic price movements in a short period of time caused by a lot of interest from sellers or buyers.
The regulatory agency in charge of administering bank depository insurance in the United States.
The interest rate that banks charge each other for federal funds.
A committee set up by the Federal Bank to establish and monitor monetary policies.
The Central Bank of the United States
The board of the Federal Reserve System, appointed by the US President for 14 year terms, one of whom is appointed for four years as chairman.
The rate the federal reserve bank charges to borrow its money.
A technical analysis term that refers to the levels a correction may hit before returning to the direction of the major price movement.
The process of completing a customer's order in buying or selling a currency pair.
The price at which a buy or sell order was executed.
Measures the difference between domestic ownership of foreign assets and foreign ownership of domestic assets.
The risk that a firm will be incapable of gathering its financial obligations.
Use of taxation as a tool in implementing monetary policy.
The currency rate that is set against another currency or currencies.
A method of determining rates by normally finding a rate that balances buyers to sellers.
A chart pattern formation that represents a consolidation and is sometimes interpreted as a continuation pattern.
A term that describes a trading book with no market exposure.
Exchange rates with a fixed parity against one or more foreign currencies with often revaluations, a form of managed float.
The currency rate that is allowed to fluctuate according to the market.
The instantaneous buying of one currency and selling of another in an over-the-counter market.
Transaction which involves the tangible exchange of two currencies on a specific date at a rate agreed at the time of the conclusion of the contract (short leg), at a date further in the future at a rate agreed at the time of the contract (the long leg).
Short for FOReign EXchange
A deal that will instigate at an agreed date in the future.
Sometimes used as synonym for "forward deal" or "future". More specifically for arrangements with the same effect as a forward deal between a bank and a customer.
The interest rate differential between two currencies expressed in exchange rate points.
The net price resulting from calculating the forward points and subtracting them from the existing spot rate.
Total reserves held by a bank less the reserves required by the authority.
The activities carried out by the dealer, normal trading activities.
A method used to measure the intrinsic value of a particular currency based on major news on economic indicators, government policies, and any events that have catastrophic effects on the currency country.
A contract traded on a futures exchange which requires the delivery of a specified quality and quantity of a commodity, currency or financial instruments a specified future month, if not liquidated before the contract matures.