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Currency nicknames

Discussion in 'Beginners Bootcamp' started by uktrader, Oct 12, 2007.

  1. uktrader

    uktrader Private

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    GBP/USD = Cable (from Trans-Atlantic cable between US & Britain)
    EUR/USD = Euro or Fiber
    USD/CHF = Swissy
    USD/CAD = Loonie (from bird on Canadian coin)
    AUD/USD = Ozzie
    EUR/JPY = Euppy (pronounced "Yuppy")
    GBP/JPY = Gopher
    EUR/GBP = Chunnel (from channel tunnel between Britain & France)
    USD/JPY = Yen
     
  2. Pharaoh

    Pharaoh Colonel

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    Most of these make some sense, but does anyone know the meaning behind "Fiber"?
     
  3. 3BlackCrows

    3BlackCrows Corporal

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    You forgot:

    NZD/USD = Kiwi

    The carry traders currency of choice of late :D
     
  4. toadybones

    toadybones Recruit

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    USD/JPY = Ninja
     
  5. Lhar_fpa

    Lhar_fpa Private, 1st Class

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    What is GBP/CHF? can you please post all of the possible shortnames for the currencies that is being trade. Thanks;)
     
  6. Pharaoh

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    I'm not sure if all of them have nicknames or not. We could always create a few, use them here and in other forums, and see if we can get them to catch on.
    ;)
     
  7. Lhar_fpa

    Lhar_fpa Private, 1st Class

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    Thanks pharaoh, can you tell me why is it that the Switzerland symbol is CHF, why not SWF? Isn't it that the first two letters identify the name of the country and the third letter identifies the name of that country’s currency?
     
  8. Stony

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    Hi,

    CH is the international abbreviation for Switzerland (comes from Latin "Confederatio Helvetica")
     
  9. Eric Alyea

    Eric Alyea Master Sergeant

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    Nix the n**ja term

    Nix the n**ja term
    Ninja pronounced Ni-n–ja 3 symbols. It was a derogatory term referencing people considered sub human, death was to honorable a punishment. They were kicked out of society to endure life without social benefits.
     
  10. Pharaoh

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    Yes, but they get to wear cool pajamas when they work. :p
     

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