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Forex glossary – letter C



Here are all the definitions of the terms starting with the letter C. If your are looking for the definition of specific term or if you want to add your own definition, please contact us.

Cable : A term used in the foreign exchange market for the US Dollar/Brit...
CAD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Canada, called Dollars.
Calendar combination : A compound option strategy that consists of the si...
Calendar Spread : An option position comprised of purchase and sale of tw...
Calendar straddle : A compound option strategy that consists of simultane...
Call : A (1) An option that gives the holder the right to buy the underly...
Call Option : A CALL option confers the right but not the obligation to b...
call or put : See Bull.
Call ratio backspread : A compound option strategy that consists of short...
Cambiste : French term for foreign exchange dealer.
Candlestick chart : A type of chart that consists of four major prices: h...
Capacity utilization : An economic indicator that consists of total indus...
Capital Markets : Markets for medium to long term investment (usually ove...
Cardinal square : A Gann technique for forecasting future significant cha...
Carry : See Interest-Rate Carry.
Cash Delivery : Same day settlement.
Cash Market : The market in the actual financial instrument on which a fu...
CBOE : Chicago Board Options Exchange.
CBOT : Chicago Board of Trade.
CBOT or CBT : Chicago Board of Trade.
CBT : See CBOT.
CCI : See Commodity Channel Index.
CD : See Certificate of Deposit.
CDF : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Congo/Kinshasa, called Con...
Central Bank : A bank which is responsible for controlling a country´...
Certificate of Deposit : Abbreviated CD. A negotiable certificate in bear...
CFTC : See Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Chaikin Money Flow : Abbreviated CMF. A technical indicator that combines...
Chaikin Oscillator : A technical indicator that shows buying and selling ...
Chain Stores Sales : Economical indicator, Monthly sales volumes from dep...
Channel line : A parallel line that can be traced against the trendline, ...
Chaos theory : A theory that holds that statistically noisy behavior may ...
Charles Dow : See Traditional.
Chartist : An individual who studies graphs and charts of historic data t...
CHF : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Switzerland, called Francs...
Chicago Mercantile Exchange : Abbreviated CME. The largest futures exchan...
CHIPS : See Clearing House Interbank Payments System.
Classes of options : The types of options: calls and puts.
Cleared Funds : Funds that are freely available, sent in to settle a trad...
Clearing : The process of setting a number of items against one another a...
Clearing Account : See Nostro account.
Clearing House Interbank Payments System : Abbreviated CHIPS. A computeri...
Close a Position : To eliminate an investment from one’s portfolio by eit...
Closed Position : A transaction which leaves the trade with a zero net co...
Closing a Position : The process of selling or buying a foreign exchange ...
Closing Market Rate : The rate at which a position can be closed based on...
Closing Purchase Transaction : The purchase of an option identical to one...
CLP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Chile, called Pesos.
CME : See Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
CMF : See Chaikin Money Flow.
CNY : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in China, called Yuan Renminb...
Collateral : Something given to secure a loan or as a guarantee of perfor...
Combination spread : Synthetic future. A compound option strategy that co...
COMEX : See Commodity Exchange of New York.
Commission : The fee that a broker may charge clients for dealing on thei...
Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems : Abbreviated CPSS. It contri...
Commodity Channel Index : Abbreviated CCI. An oscillator that consists of...
Commodity Exchange of New York : Abbreviated COMEX. The leading US market...
Commodity Futures Trading Commission : Abbreviated CFTC. An independent a...
Commodity Research Bureau´s : Abbreviated CRB. Futures Index Index formed...
Common gap : A price gap that occurs in relatively quiet periods or in il...
Comptant : French term for spot settlement in foreign exchange.
Condor spread : A compound option strategy that consists of either four s...
Confirmation : A memorandum to the other party describing all the relevan...
Construction Spending : Economical indicator, The dollar value of new con...
Consumer Confidence : Economical indicator, A survey of consumer attitude...
Consumer Credit : Economical indicator, The dollar value of consumer inst...
Consumer Price Index : Economical indicator, The Consumer Price Index is ...
Consumer Sentiment : Economical indicator, A survey of consumer attitudes...
Contagion : The tendency of an economic crisis to spread from one market ...
Continuation patterns : Technical signals that reinforce the current tren...
Contract : An agreement to buy or sell a specified amount of a particular...
Contract Expiration Date : The date on which a currency must be delivered...
Convertible Currency : A currency which can be exchanged freely for other...
COP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Colombia, called Pesos.
Correspondent Bank : The foreign banks representative who regularly perfo...
Cost of carry : The interest rate parity, whereby the forward price is de...
Cost of Living Index : Broadly equivalent to Retail Price Index or Consum...
Council of Ministers : The legislative body of the European Economic Comm...
Counter Currency : The second listed Currency in a Currency Pair.
Counter Party : The other organisation or party with whom the exchange de...
Counter Value : Where a person buys a currency against the dollar it is t...
Counterpart : A participant in a financial transaction.
Counterparty : One of the participants in a financial transaction.
Country risk : See Country sovereign risk.
Country sovereign risk : A trading risk emerging from a government´...
Cours du Change : Frech term for Exchange rate.
Cours Libre : French terms for Free exchange rate.
Cours Officiel : French terms for Official exchange rate.
Court : French term for "short" as in une position courte.
Courtier : French term for broker.
Cover : Calls are sold on the underlying currency with strikes which are ...
Covered Arbitrage : Arbitrage between financial instruments denominated i...
Covered Call : A term used in the foreign exchange market for the US Doll...
Covered Call Write : A strategy of writing CALL options against a long po...
Covered interest rate arbitrage : An arbitrage approach that consists of ...
Covered long : A compound option strategy that consists of selling a CALL...
Covered Margin : The interest rate margin between two instruments denomin...
Covered short : A compound option strategy that consists of shorting a PU...
Cox pricing model : See Rubinstein pricing model.
CPI : See Consumer Price Index.
CPSS : See Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems.
CRB : See Commodity Research Bureau´s.
CRC : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Costa Rica, called Colones...
Credit Checking : Due to the large size of certain financial transactions...
Credit Lombard : See Lombard rate.
Credit Netting : Arrangements that exist to maximize free credit and spee...
Credit Risk : The risk that a debtor will not repay; more specifically th...
Cross Currency Pairs : A pair of currencies that does not include the U.S...
Cross Deal : A foreign exchange deal entered into involving two currencie...
Cross Hedge : A technique using financial futures to hedge different but ...
Cross rate : Rates between two currencies, neither of which is the US Dol...
Crossed Market : The situation which exists when a broker´s bid is ...
CUP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Cuba, called Pesos.
Currency : Money issued by a government.
Currency call : A contract between the buyer and seller that holds that t...
Currency fixings : An open auction executed in Europe on a daily basis in...
Currency futures : A specific type of forward outright deal with standard...
Currency option : A contract between a buyer and a seller, also known as ...
Currency Pair : The two currencies that make up a foreign exchange rate. ...
Currency put : A contract between the buyer and the seller that holds tha...
Currency Risk : The possibility of an unfavorable change in exchange rate...
Currency Swaps : See swaps.
Current Account : Economical indicator, A measure of the country´s ...
Current account balance : The broadest current dollar measure of U.S. tra...
Current Balance : The value of all exports (goods plus services) less all...
CVE : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Cape Verde, called Escudos...
CYP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Cyprus, called Pounds.
CZK : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Czech Republic, called Kor...




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