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    Default FPA Glossary Project

    Have you been on other forex sites and seen the glossaries? Some of the definitions are vague. Others look like they came out of some graduate level textbook and you need a dictionary just to figure out what they are talking about.

    As part of the FPA's continuing mission to help educate traders, a glossary has been added. Even better, words defined in this glossary and used in posts will end up getting linked to the definitions. Let's see if it works. Some of the words defined are:
    FOMC
    Cable
    Swissy
    Retrace

    I'd like to thank the Admins for letting me coordinate the early phases of this project. Also, I'd especially like to thank Rpaco for providing some very helpful definitions and Cyclon for providing the longest definition yet ( Elliott Wave ).

    The glossary can be accessed from the green menu on top of the page, or you can click here:



    Currently there are only 53 words in the glossary. This is where you can help. If there's a forex-related word you want to know the definition of, ask in this thread. If someone asks about a word and you know the definition, post it in this thread. If you think one of the definitions in the glossary needs some improvement, post your suggestions in this thread.

    Together, we can make FPA's glossary into the source for useful, understandable definitions of the forex trading terms that you need to know. I look forward to everyone's input.
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    Lightbulb May I offer a couple of definitions?

    Loonie : The nickname for the Canadian Dollar or terminology for USD/CAD pair

    Aussie : The nickname for the Australian Dollar or terminology for AUS/USD pair

    Sterling : The nickname for the British Pound or terminology for USD/GBP pair

    Cable : See Sterling

    Kiwi : The nickname for the New Zealand Dollar or terminology for USD/NZD pair

    PIP: The smallest price change that a given exchange rate can make. Since most major currency pairs are priced to four decimal places, the smallest change is that of the last decimal point - for most pairs this is the equivalent of 1/100th of one percent, or one basis point.

    Spread: Spread is the difference between the ask price (the price you buy at) and the bid price (the price you sell at) quoted in pips. If the quote between EUR/USD at a given moment is 1.2222/4, then the spread is 2 pips. If the quote is 1.22225/40, then the spread is 1.5 pips.

    I have more - especially on fundamental terms but I don't know if you guys want to hear these!
     

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    Default question

    Hi,
    First of all thanks for Forex Traders Glossary . It's a good idea.
    Many times I saw abreviation "EA" what is it?
    Thanks.
     

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    Default Revision

    Hi,
    Maybe it's just a language barrier, but some news data are "revised"
    Maybe glossary is good for explenation, what kind of data can be revised and what exactly is that mean.

    Chris


    P.S.
    BTW great idea.
    How about adding definition, that no one ask for yet? Is it place for it here?
     

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    Default "Revisions" explained

    A statistical release is a best attempt at measuring some indicator using incomplete information. The longer one waits for data, the more complete the data is and the more accurate the indicator is. There is thus always a tradeoff between the speed of release and its accuracy. Sometimes, when a particular month's data is released, more complete information has significantly altered the calculation of the previous month's data and so the previous month's data is revised.

    For example, if January's Non-Farm Payrolls (NFP) is 100,000, and February's comes out at 10,000 then this shows weakness in the US job market and is negative for the USD. Now, in March, NFP is 110,000 and this, by the same logic, is good news out of the US job market.

    However, if at the same time as the March release, they revise February's data to 90,000, this shows that the reaction to what we thought was a much weaker reading in Feb was in actual fact, overdone, and the "recovery" from 10,000 to 110,000 in March is in fact a much smaller improvement from 90,000 to 110,000. There will be less reaction to the March release when you take into account the revision .
     


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    Default Terms To Add

    Kiwi -NZD
    Sterling -GBP
    Bullish Engulfing
    Shooting Star
    MME
     

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    Thanks for the input. I'll see about getting some of these done in the next few days.

    Any other suggestions???
     

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    Thumbs up Just want to know

     

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    Default HEar more

    Quote Originally Posted by vincecanova View Post
    Loonie: The nickname for the Canadian Dollar or terminology for USD/CAD pair

    Aussie : The nickname for the Australian Dollar or terminology for AUS/USD pair

    Sterling : The nickname for the British Pound or terminology for USD/GBP pair

    Cable : See Sterling

    Kiwi : The nickname for the New Zealand Dollar or terminology for USD/NZD pair

    PIP: The smallest price change that a given exchange rate can make. Since most major currency pairs are priced to four decimal places, the smallest change is that of the last decimal point - for most pairs this is the equivalent of 1/100th of one percent, or one basis point.

    Spread: Spread is the difference between the ask price (the price you buy at) and the bid price (the price you sell at) quoted in pips. If the quote between EUR/USD at a given moment is 1.2222/4, then the spread is 2 pips. If the quote is 1.22225/40, then the spread is 1.5 pips.

    I have more - especially on fundamental terms but I don't know if you guys want to hear these!
    Yes, I Do . I want to hear more, more, more................

    Thanks
     

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    Default For the Proyect.- Related Pivot

    Pivot Points
    Pivot Points are also know as floor pivots. These are the places where traders expect support and resistance to occur in the market and as such are used as entry and exit points for trades.

    Depending on the type of pivot formula used you can generally generate and use up to 9 levels. These levels are marked and calculated by starting with a center pivot called a Pivot Point and labeled as PP. From that point, moving up, the resistance levels are numbered sequentially as R1, R2, R3, R4 with R4 being the highest value. The support levels are numbered in the same way S1, S2, S3, S4 with S4 being the lowest support value.

    There are a number of ways to calculate pivots points. Here are some of the more popular methods: a)Classic Pivot Points, b)Camarilla Pivot Points, c)DeMark Pivot Points, d)Woodie Pivot Points.
    Last edited by Carlos; 07-09-2008 at 05:39 AM.
     

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