European currency quotation

European Terms

In the United States currency market, an exchange rate stated in U.S. dollars per unit of a foreign currency. That is, the act of stating an exchange rate in European terms means stating the dollars needed to buy one unit of that currency. European terms contrasts with direct terms, which state the units of the foreign currency needed to buy one dollar.

European currency quotation

In foreign exchange trading, the value of a dollar in terms of a foreign currency. For example, if the euro is worth 90¢, the European currency quotation would be expressed as 1.11, meaning that there are 1.11 euros to the dollar. Also called divider. Compare American currency quotation.
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