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Currency nicknames

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

  1. Lhar_fpa

    Lhar_fpa Private, 1st Class

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    Haha, your funny pharaoh, but anyway, yeah, I think it can be that way. How about the story behind other currency names. :p
     
  2. Karan Sharma

    Karan Sharma Banned

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    Currency nickname

    Here is a list of the most common currency nicknames:

    US Dollar USD = Buck

    Euro EUR = Fiber

    British Pound GBP = Cable

    Canadian Dollar CAD = Loonie

    Swiss Franc CHF = Swissy

    Japanese Yen JPY = Yen

    Australian Dollar AUD = Aussie
     
  3. Pharaoh

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    I'm not quite sure if Yen would qualify as a nickname for Yen. :p
     
  4. Music Man

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    >>Yen

    Maybe we could call it the Sushi?

    MM
     
  5. Lhar_fpa

    Lhar_fpa Private, 1st Class

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    I was wondering what makes this currencies name to be different by their original names. :confused:
     
  6. Pipsqueamish

    Pipsqueamish Recruit

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    So do those nicknames only apply to that specific currency pair? Or can they be used to refer to a currency on its own? For example is it correct to refer to the NZD as the Kiwi or is it only the Kiwi when paired with USD?
     
  7. Pharaoh

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    I think it's one of those cases where the nickname can be used in more than one way.
     
  8. theadams

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    Found a nice video on this only not all the "nicknames" seem to be in agreement!

    [video=youtube;sT2bD6C3cko][/video]
     
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  9. Pharaoh

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    Gopher for GBPJPY? Think I missed out on that one being created.
     
  10. Jason Rogers

    Jason Rogers FXCM Representative

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    Just to add to this, the reason CH is the abbreviation for Switzerland is to preserve the spirit of neutrality the country is famous for, because SC would favor the German-speaking population and SU would favor the French-speaking population. Speaking of the Swissie also reminds me that another nickname for this currency is the Chief, though I haven't heard anyone refer to it as that in years!

    Other nicknames that I haven't seen mentioned so far:

    Dollar = the greenback
    Euro = the single currency
     

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