Federal Reserve

Trading Basics

Federal Reserve

See FED.

Other Trading Basics

Contango

This is when the futures price of a security is above the cash price at maturity. The opposite is backwardation.

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Currency Futures

A future is an agreement to buy or sell something at future point in time. A currency future is when that agreement is on an FX market.

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Bear Raid

When bears team up to push the price of a security down, normally by short selling and/or rumours.

This is illegal.

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