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Central Bank for Canada, whose actions directly weigh on the value of the Canadian Dollar (CAD)
Central Bank for the UK, whose actions directly weigh on the value of the Pound Sterling (GBP).
Central Bank for Japan, whose actions directly influence the value of the Japanese Yen (JPY)
Central bank of Germany and most influential member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB).
The world's largest futures exchange, which includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), and New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).
The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, better known as CySEC, is the financial regulatory agency of Cyprus. As an EU member state, CySEC's financial regulations and operations comply with the European MiFID financial harmonization law.
Central bank for the European Monetary Union, which consits of the countries sharing the euro.
US regulatory agency charged with regulating US banks. The FDIC provides insurance up to $100,000 per account.
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.
Committee made up of Federal Reserve members, which meets eight times a year to discuss/ implement monetary policy.
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.
The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential supervisor for 49,000 firms, setting specific standards for 19,000 firms.
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
An international standard-setting body composed of representatives from various national standards organizations.
Association composed of the three largest futures exchanges in the UK.
Bank of England subcommittee that meets on a preset schedule to decide the official interest rate in the UK.
The central bank for China, whose actions directly influences the value of the Chinese Renminbi (CNY).
Central Bank for Australia, whose actions bear directly on the Australian Dollar.
Central bank for New Zealand, whose action directly influence the value of the New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Global electronic network for forex settlement, known for a code that uniquely identifies financial institutions for the purpose of transfers and settlement.
Central Bank for Switzerland, whose action directly influences the value of the Swiss Franc (CHF).
Department within the US government that is responsible for printing money and issuing government obligations.
International financial institution that provides leveraged loans to poorer countries for capital programs with a goal of reducing poverty.
International organization designed by its founders to supervize and liberalize international trade.