Forex Glossary

Forex Terms starting in "F"

Forex Terms starting in "F"

  • Factory Orders →

    A report from the U.S. Census Bureau that measures new orders, shipments, unfilled orders, and inventories of domestic manufacturers.

  • Fast Market →

    A market with dramatic price movements in a short period of time caused by a lot of interest from sellers or buyers.

  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) →

    The regulatory agency in charge of administering bank depository insurance in the United States.

  • Federal Funds Rate →

    The interest rate that banks charge each other for federal funds.

  • Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) →

    A committee set up by the Federal Bank to establish and monitor monetary policies.

  • Federal Reserve Bank (Fed) →

    The Central Bank of the United States

  • Federal Reserve Board →

    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.

  • Federal Reserve Discount Rate →

    The rate the federal reserve bank charges to borrow its money.

  • Fibonacci Retracement →

    A technical analysis term that refers to the levels a correction may hit before returning to the direction of the major price movement.

  • Fill →

    The process of completing a customer's order in buying or selling a currency pair.

  • Fill Price →

    The price at which a buy or sell order was executed.

  • Financial Account →

    Measures the difference between domestic ownership of foreign assets and foreign ownership of domestic assets.

  • Financial Risk →

    The risk that a firm will be incapable of gathering its financial obligations.

  • Fiscal Policy →

    Use of taxation as a tool in implementing monetary policy.

  • Fixed Exchange Rate →

    The currency rate that is set against another currency or currencies.

  • Fixing →

    A method of determining rates by normally finding a rate that balances buyers to sellers.

  • Flag →

    A chart pattern formation that represents a consolidation and is sometimes interpreted as a continuation pattern.

  • Flat →

    A term that describes a trading book with no market exposure.

  • Flexible exchange rate →

    Exchange rates with a fixed parity against one or more foreign currencies with often revaluations, a form of managed float.

  • Floating Exchange Rate →

    The currency rate that is allowed to fluctuate according to the market.

  • Foreign Exchange →

    The instantaneous buying of one currency and selling of another in an over-the-counter market.

  • Foreign Exchange Swap →

    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).

  • Forex (FX) →

    Short for FOReign EXchange

  • Forward →

    A deal that will instigate at an agreed date in the future.

  • Forward Contract →

    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.

  • Forward Points →

    The interest rate differential between two currencies expressed in exchange rate points.

  • Forward Price →

    The net price resulting from calculating the forward points and subtracting them from the existing spot rate.

  • Free Reserves →

    Total reserves held by a bank less the reserves required by the authority.

  • Front Office →

    The activities carried out by the dealer, normal trading activities.

  • Fundamental Analysis →

    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.

  • Futures Contract →

    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.

Forex Trading Terms (Alphabetical)