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Foreign exchange

Currency of another country. Abbreviated Forex.

Foreign Exchange Market

A market for the trading of currencies. For example, one may buy dollars or sell pounds on a forex market. Foreign exchange is one the largest and most liquid markets in the world. Trading occurs over-the-counter, and most of the major players are governments, banks, and speculators. Forex markets are often used in hedging strategies.

Foreign exchange (FOREX).

Any type of financial instrument that is used to make payments between countries is considered foreign exchange. The list of instruments includes electronic transactions, paper currency, checks, and signed, written orders called bills of exchange.

Large-scale currency trading, with minimums of $1 million, is also considered foreign exchange and can be handled as spot price transactions, forward contract transactions, or swap contracts.

Spot transactions close at the market price within two days, and the others are set to close at an agreed-upon price and an agreed-upon date in the future.

foreign exchange

see FOREIGN CURRENCY.

foreign exchange

see FOREIGN CURRENCY.
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