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1. Long
When a currency pair is long, the first currency is bought while the second currency is sold short. To go long on a currency means that you buy it. A long position is expressed in terms of…
2. Long Position
When a currency pair is long, the first currency is bought while the second currency is sold short. To go long on a currency means that you buy it. A long position is expressed in terms of…
3. Exit
In the case of a long position, the sale of the long currency. In a short position, the purchase of the short currency, resulting in a closed position.
4. Negative Sloping Yield Curve
A yield curve is a graph that plots the various yields (usually government bonds) beginning with short term rates on the left side of the graph and extending towards long term rates to the…
5. Options
The right, but not the obligation, to buy (long call) or sell (long put) an underlying asset.
6. Ratio Spread
Holding an unequal amount of long and short options positions. Two short and one long is a popular ratio spread strategy.
7. Book
The total number of currency positions a dealer has at any given moment. Typically, the dealer aims to have a net position of zero in terms of risk. This means that for the aggregate, all…
8. Carry Positive
A carry trade where you are long the high interest currency and short the low interest currency. Excluding the volatility of the currency pair, this strategy is profitable based on the…
9. Carry Trade
The carry is the cost of keeping a position open overnight. Each currency has a different interest rate associated with it. You are paid interest on the currency you are long on, and you…
10. Closed Position
A transaction that offsets the number of units in a previous open position. In the case of a long position, selling the exact number of units so that your exposure in the market is zero. …
11. Deflation
A deep and long-lasting decrease in the price of goods and services within an economy. It is the opposite of inflation which is an escalation in prices. An extended period of deflation can…
12. Exposure
The net of all long and short positions for a particular currency. Based on the traders' positions for all currencies, his/her exposures can result in either loss or gain.
13. Golden Cross
In technical analysis, when two moving averages intersect, usually a short one like a 20 day and a long one such as 40 day. This is considered a favorable sign that the underlying currency…
14. Hedge
A term used to describe reducing risk associated with adverse market movements by using two counterbalancing investments, thereby minimizing any losses caused by price fluctuations. For…
15. Left-Hand Side
Refers to the bid quote, which is the price at which customers who are long a currency pair sell it.
16. Negative Carry Pairs
A carry trade where you are long the lower interest currency and short the higher interest currency. This type of trade might be part of a hedging strategy.
17. Open Position
A position whether long or short that is subject to market fluctuations and thus profits or losses. See also: Closed Position
18. Overnight Limit
The maximum amount of a net long or short position that a dealer can carry over into the next dealing day.
19. Rollover Credit
Amount credited to a trader's account when the long currency of a currency pair has a higher yielding interest rate than the shorted currency.
20. Rollover Debit
Amount debited from a trader's account because of an overnight rollover, when the long currency of a currency pair has a lower yielding interest rate than the shorted currency.


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