Market Analysis
 

Market News

All the latest market news, with regular insights and analysis from our in-house experts

Learn More

Economic Calendar

Make sure you are ahead of every market move with our constantly updated economic calendar.

Learn More

Technical Analysis

Harness past market data to forecast price direction and anticipate market moves.

Learn More
Market Analysis

Harness the market intelligence you need to build your trading strategies.

Create a live account
Partnership
 

Affiliate Programme

Grow your business and get rewarded. Find out more about our Affiliate Programme today.

Learn More

Money Manager

Increase your income and get compensated for your trading knowledge with ThinkInvest, putting you in control.

Learn More

API Trading

Create your own trading platform or data tools with our cutting-edge APIs.

Learn More

Introducing Broker

ThinkMarkets ensures high levels of client satisfaction with high client retention and conversion rates.

Learn More

White Label

We supply everything you need to create your own brand in the Forex industry.

Learn More

Regional Representatives

Partner with ThinkMarkets today to access full consulting services, promotional materials and your own budgets.

Learn More
Partnership

Plug into the next-gen platforms and the trades your clients want.

Create a live account
About ThinkMarkets
 

Our 10th Anniversary

Celebrating 10 years of trading excellence. Join us on our journey

Learn More

Security of Funds

Security of your funds is our number one priority. Find out more about our insurance policy with Lloyd's of London.

Learn More

Trading Infrastructure

When it comes to the speed we execute your trades, no expense is spared. Find out more.

Learn More

ThinkMarkets News

Keep up to date with our latest company news and announcements.

Learn More

Contact Us

Our multilingual support team is here for you 24/6.

Learn More
About ThinkMarkets

Global presence, local expertise - find out what sets us apart.

Create a live account
Create account

Glossary

Not sure what a trading term means? Search below to find the answer.

Abbreviations

 

American Depositary Receipt (ADR)

A vehicle which effectively enables American investors to own shares in foreign corporations. ADRS trade on exchanges like conventional securities. The sponsoring bank collects dividends, pays local taxes and converts them to dollars for distribution to American shareholders. It should be noted that ADRs are affected both by company performance and by changes in exchange rates.

Bank of Canada (BoC)

Central Bank for Canada, whose actions directly weigh on the value of the Canadian Dollar (CAD)

Bank of England (BoE)

Central Bank for the UK, whose actions directly weigh on the value of the Pound Sterling (GBP).
 

Bank of Japan (BoJ)

Central Bank for Japan, whose actions directly influence the value of the Japanese Yen (JPY).
 

Bundesbank (BUBA)

Central bank of Germany and most influential member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).
 

CME Group

The world's largest futures exchange, which includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

EFT

Electronic Funds Transfer.

European Central Bank (ECB)

Central Bank of the European Monetary Union.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

US regulatory agency charged with regulating US banks. The FDIC provides insurance up to $100,000 per account.

Federal Funds Rate (FFR)

Interest rate at which private depository institutions (mostly banks) lend balances (federal funds) at the Federal Reserve to other depository institutions, usually overnight. The FFR is guided (but not determined outright) by the Federal Open Market Committee.

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

Committee made up of Federal Reserve members, which meets eight times a year to discuss/ implement monetary policy.

Federal Reserve Board

Senior members of the Federal Reserve, each of whom is appointed by the US President. The chairman of the Fed Reserve Board serves a 4-year term, while the other members serve 14-year terms.

Financial Services Authority (FSA)

Agency designated by the UK Treasury to regulate the UK financial industry.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Basic measure of an economy's economic performance, equal to the market value of all final goods and services made within the borders of a nation in one year.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

International organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rates and the balance of payments.

International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

An international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.

London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR)

Daily reference rate based on the interest rates at which banks borrow unsecured funds from other banks in the London interbank market. It is roughly comparable to the US federal funds rate.

London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE)

Association composed of the three largest future exchanges in the UK.

Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)

Bank of England subcommittee that meets every month to decide the official interest rate in the UK.

Moving Average (MA)

Method commonly used with time series data to smooth out short-term fluctuations and highlight longer-term trends or cycles.

Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD)

Technical analysis indicator that shows the difference between a fast and slow exponential moving average of closing prices.

Net Asset Value (NAV)

In a forex trading account, equal to the balance of deposits, realized and unrealized profit/loss, and interest - minus withdrawals.

Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP)

Economic indicator that measures the change in the number of employed people during the last month of all non-farming businesses.

People’s Bank of China (PBOC)

The central bank for China, whose actions directly influences the value of the Chinese Renminbi (CNY).

Relative Strength Index (RSI)

A technical indicator that measures the velocity and magnitude of directional price movement by comparing upward and downward close-to-close movement. Referred to as a momentum oscillator.

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)

Central Bank for Australia, whose actions bear directly on the Australian Dollar.

Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ)

Central bank for New Zealand, whose action directly influence the value of the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Retail Prices Index (RPI)

Measures inflation based upon the price of a selection of family goods.

Simple Moving Average (SMA)

Technical analysis indicator commonly used with time series data to smooth out short-term fluctuations and highlight longer-term trends or cycles, that gives equal weight to all data points.

Society for World-wide Interbank Telecommunications (SWIFT)

Global electronic network for forex settlement, known for a code that uniquely identifies financial institutions for the purpose of transfers and settlement.

Take-Profit Order (T/P)

Provides the buyer with the economic performance of the reference obligation – i.e. the coupon or interest from the reference obligation together with any capital gains – in return for a predetermined funding cost. The buyer will be required to pay any capital losses.

Total Return Swap (TRS)

Provides the buyer with the economic performance of the reference obligation – i.e. the coupon or interest from the reference obligation together with any capital gains – in return for a predetermined funding cost. The buyer will be required to pay any capital losses.

Take-Profit Order (T/P)

An order specifying the exact rate or number of pips from the current price point at which point a current position should be closed, and gains will be locked in.

VIX (TRS)

Ticker symbol for the Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, a popular measure of the implied volatility of S&P 500 index options. A high value corresponds to a more volatile market and therefore more costly options, which can be used to defray risk from volatility.

World Trade Organization (WTO) (T/P)

International organization designed by its founders to supervise and liberalize international trade.

Back to top