Carry trade
The carry of an asset is the return obtained from holding it (if positive), or the cost of holding it (if negative) (see also Cost of carry).For instance, commodities are usually negative carry assets...
10 Charts Explaining the Complexity of the Fed's Decision to Raise Rates
The Federal Funds rate, the FOMC’s primary policy tool, has been in a target range of 0.0%-0.25% for seven years. In fact, the Fed made its unprecedented move on December 16, 2008, exactly seven years...
The unthinkable is being thought about - Banks are seriously discussing negative interest rates for consumers
The concept of earning interest on money in the bank is so deeply ingrained into economic life that few people even know that the opposite can happen too: Banks can take a percentage of cash from your...
Interest rate
An interest rate is the rate at which interest is paid by borrowers (debtors) for the use of money that they borrow from lenders (creditors). Specifically, the interest rate is a percentage of princip...
Foreign exchange market
The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global decentralized market for the trading of currencies. In terms of volume of trading, it is by far the largest market in the world....
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10 Charts Explaining the Complexity of the Fed's Decision to Raise Rates
The Federal Funds rate, the FOMC’s primary policy tool, has been in a target range of 0.0%-0.25% for seven years. In fact, the Fed made its unprecedented move on December 16, 2008, exactly seven years...
Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of...
Federal Reserve System - Wikipedia
Exchange rate
In finance, an exchange rate (also known as a foreign-exchange rate, forex rate, FX rate or Agio) between two currencies is the rate at which one currency will be exchanged for another. It is also reg...
Exchange rate - Wikipedia
Forward contract
In finance, a forward contract or simply a forward is a non-standardized contract between two parties to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today, making it a ty...
Forward contract - Wikipedia
Safe-haven currency
Hard currency, or safe-haven currency is any globally traded currency that is expected to serve as a reliable and stable store of value.Factors contributing to a currency's hard status might include t...
Foreign exchange swap
In finance, a foreign exchange swap, forex swap, or FX swap is a simultaneous purchase and sale of identical amounts of one currency for another with two different value dates (normally spot to forwar...
Fisher equation
The Fisher equation in financial mathematics and economics estimates the relationship between nominal and real interest rates inflation. It is named after Irving Fisher, who was famous for his works ...
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Foreign exchange option
In finance, a foreign-exchange option (commonly shortened to just FX option or currency option) is a derivative financial instrument that gives the right but not the obligation to exchange money denom...
Currency future
A currency future, also FX future or foreign exchange future, is a futures contract to exchange one currency for another at a specified date in the future at a price (exchange rate) that is fixed on t...