Glossary for Forex
& Stock Trading
Here is our comprehensively researched Forex,
Stocks and other financial markets including
ETFs (exchange-traded funds) online trading glossary, now expanded to three pages. If
you're in a hurry jump right in:
1: A to C
2: D to M
3: N to Z
This is a lexicon or dictionary of abbreviations, acronyms, technical words,
phrases, terms, jargon, lingo
and slang used in stock
broking and foreign currency trading online,
by banks, fund managers, dealers, brokers, analysts, commentators, gurus,
experts and financial market traders.
Forex and stock trading terms can
be confusing, especially if English is not your first language! Online
trading is popular all over the world now.
As with many other trades,
professions and interest groups, a sub-language, slang or jargon has evolved
Terminology, definitions, abbreviations, acronyms,
technical words or phrases and expressions are usually made up
or taken from similarly related disciplines. The word 'forex' is itself an example,
being a contraction of 'foreign exchange'.
Forex brokers, dealers, commentators and
traders use many of the same
words and phrases that have become the jargon of the 'money business' –
finance, currency and stock market trading. Additionally there are
currencies and currency pairs. The origins of some
of these terms are sometimes uncertain. We include some possible
derivations because we at Retire-Asia are active trading enthusiasts too. Some of these
interesting or amusing and we add them to the list as we find them.
Do you know what
ETF, CHF, GBP, JPY and
XAU stand for?
Where do strange names like cable, kiwi,
loonie and pip come from?
What is 'spread'
and what are 'candlesticks' for?
For example, what is 'currency'?
is the paper money (notes, bills or coins) issued by the
government or central bank of a particular country and in current
use. It is the legal
medium of exchange and trade for that country. Many world currencies can
be exchanged between foreign countries for trade or other purposes.
Foreign currency exchange is what Forex is all about.
See more stocktrading and currency-trading
and related terms in the pages
that follow. You will also find on the side panels books, free
courses and other recommend offers.
Introduction, Stock Trading including
will give you a basic idea of how the money markets work and how trading
can now be done easily at home without large capital holdings.
you're reading this page on your mobile phone, you can trade
too! See Mobile Forex Trading on Page 2.
The trading glossary is now
divided into 3 pages
Because it keeps getting longer and more
comprehensive, our glossary is now spread over three pages, with
terms and references listed in alphabetical order:
1: A to C
2: D to M
3: N to Z
Enjoy - and more importantly, learn how to trade
forex properly before you
Forex Trading Introduction