Trader's Glossary


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There are currently 9 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Federal Reserve
The Federal Reserve bank (the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. The FED’s mandate is to pursue the economic goals of maximum employment and price stability. The FED in charge of forming and applying the necessary monetary policies that promote those goals.
Fibonacci Retracement
A Fibonacci retracement is a popular technical analysis tool that helps traders identify possible support and resistance levels which is very useful to traders and investors. The Fibonacci support and resistance lines can be very helpful to decide when to open and when to close a position.
Whenever a market transaction or an order has been completed, it is often referred to as filled, which means the order has been executed.
Financial Market
A Financial Market is a marketplace where financial instruments are traded by the market participants. The value of these instruments on the market place is determined by the laws of supply and demand, speculation and risk appetite of the market participants.
Floating Exchange Rate
A Floating Exchange Rate determines a currency’s valuation against another currency. Rates fluctuate (float) based on supply and demand for one currency against another.
FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) is the segment of the of the US Federal Reserve responsible for deciding the course of monetary policy by directing open market.
Forex also known as foreign exchange or FX, is the exchange of one currency to another.
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental Analysis is a method of studying the intrinsic value financial instrument (a stock, currency, commodity, etc.) by analyzing the financial, microeconomic and macroeconomic factors that influence its price.
Futures Contract
Futures Contracts or simply ‘futures’ are an agreement to buy or sell any trading instrument at a predetermined price at a predefined time in the future.