Currency controls

Currency controls, foreign exchange controls or currency exchange controls are a set of restrictions applied by some governments to ban or limit the sale or purchase of foreign currencies by…

Currency Converter

A currency converter is a software tool to calculate the amount of one currency needed to buy another currency. For example, a currency converter may calculate that you can…

Currency depreciation

Currency depreciation is the opposite of currency appreciation. It is the decrease in value of one currency against another. More info FX Market orders

Currency devaluation

Currency devaluation is a deliberate downward adjustment of the value of a country’s currency against another currency. Devaluation is a tool used by monetary authorities to improve the country’s trade…

Currency exchange controls

Currency exchange controls are government restrictions that limit its citizens’ ability to purchase foreign currencies and limit purchases of the home currency from abroad. Also known as foreign exchange controls, these…

Currency exposure

Currency exposure is a term referring to the vulnerability of an investment, cash flow or financial position to variations in the exchange rate of two currencies. More info

Currency forward

A currency forward, also known as a forward contract, is an agreement that allows the buyer to lock in an exchange rate the day on which the agreement is…

Currency futures

A currency future is known as an FX future or foreign exchange future. This type of foreign exchange derivative sets the price at which one currency will be exchanged for…

Currency Hedging

Currency hedging is the creation of a foreign currency position —known as a hedge— with the purpose of offsetting any gain or loss on the underlying transaction by an equal…

Currency management

Currency management is the process by which international companies with significant cross-border transactions implement strategies to limit their exposure to foreign exchange fluctuations, in order to maximise the return on…

Currency News

Currency news, or FX news, focus on new developments for the world’s currencies in the foreign exchange market. The main currencies, includingU.S. dollar (USD), euro (EUR), pound sterling (GBP),…

Currency Pair

In foreign exchange, currencies are quoted in pairs and usually with their currency code, containing three letters, rather than the long version name of the currencies. For example, the euro -U.S….

Currency peg

A currency peg is a policy some central banks pursue to maintain their currency at a fixed value against a foreign currency. If a currency is ‘pegged’ to the euro the…

Currency pip

A currency pip (percentage in point) is a small measurement used in foreign exchange to represent percentages in exchange rate movements. One pip is equal to 1/100th of 1%. It…

Currency put option

A currency put option is a hedging contract that gives the holder the right, but not the obligation, to sell a specific currency at a specific price within a defined…