CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78.94% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider.
You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

78.94% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

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Cable

Refers to the Sterling/US Dollar exchange rate.

Call Option

Contract in which the buyer has the right but not the obligation to purchase a particular security for a given strike price, on (in the case of European call options) or before (in the case of American call options) the expiration date.

Candlestick Chart

Type of chart that uses shaded bars to indicate trading range (i.e. high and low price) as well as the opening and closing prices for consecutive time periods.

Carry Trade

A trading strategy involving the sale of low-yielding currency (funding currency) in favor of a higher-yielding (carry currency) alternative, with the goal of earning a return on the spread/differential. This differential is known as the 'carry'.

Bank of England (BoE)

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

Central Bank

A governmental or quasi-governmental organization that conducts monetary policy and manages the exchange rate for a given economy and its currency. It may also be charged with printing money.

Contract (Lot)

Trading unit. A standard lot in the forex market is $100,000. A mini lot is $10,000.

CME Group

Describes an an investor who believes that asset prices will fall.

Contract for Difference (CFD)

Agreement between a client and a provider to exchange the difference between the opening and the closing value of the contract.

Currency Basket

Refers to a weighted group of currencies purchased together, usually by a Central Bank for the purpose of fixing an exchanging rate.

Currency Intervention

A situation where a central bank attempts to influence the value of its currency by either selling or buying it on the forex market. 

Currency Swap

Agreement between two parties to exchange principal and fixed rate interest payments on a loan in one currency for principal and fixed rate interest payments on an equal loan in another currency.

Cyclical

Stocks/securities that move with the economy, gaining if the economy booms and losing if the economy weakens.

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