Carry Trade

Trading Basics

Carry Trade

A forex trading strategy of borrowing funds in a low-interest rate currency and buying assets in higher yielding currency.

For years this was selling Yen to buy Dollars.

Other Trading Basics

Basis Point

A basis point is 0.01% and is typically used when quoting interest rate changes.

A move of 0.25% is described as 25 basis points.

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