Currency Pair


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Currency Pair

In foreign exchange, two currencies whose values are compared. The first currency is called the base currency and is given a value of 1, while the second is called the quote currency and is expressed as "quote currencies per one base currency." For example, if one compares the British pound to the U.S. dollar and the pound is the base currency, it is written as GBPUSD and expressed as "dollars per one pound."
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The main drivers of this strong trading month were the Indian Rupee, G6 currency pairs and the Indian Single Stock Futures (SSF) with the BSE Sensex Futures.
Other innovative products in the pipeline include the BFX MCX USD Gold and Silver Futures as well as Options contracts on the USD-INR currency pair, it added.
At the lowest point the currency pair formed a candlestickaa trend reversal pattern shown as a red rectangle.
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The euro/US dollar currency pair accounted for 58 per cent of all currency volume traded through dbFX in the Middle East during the third quarter of this year.
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Growth developed by the currency pair during September 17-20 is presently being compensated.
The new application calculates value of one pip (percentage in point) for all popular currency pairs. Instead of doing complex math calculations, all one needs to do to determine how much each pip is worth is to enter the trade lot size and choose the currency pair.
In the medium term the currency pair completed IE-IAE-Ii correction last week having touched the minimum of 31.8275.