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VOLATILITY: Refers to the tendency of prices/variables to fluctuate over time. It is most commonly measured using the coefficient of variation (the standard deviation divided by the mean). The higher the volatility, the higher the risk involved.

 

Forex Terms

ALL or NONE - ARBITRAGEASK - AUTOMATIC EXECUTION - BASIS POINT - BID - BROKER - COST OF CARRY - COUNTERPARTY - ENTRY ORDER - FOREX - FOREX TRADER - LEVERAGE - LIMIT ENTRY ORDER - LIMIT ORDER - LONG POSITION - LOT - MANUAL EXECUTION - MARGIN - MARGIN CALL - MARKET MAKERMARKET ORDER - MINI ACCOUNT - OCO ORDER - OVERNIGHT - PEGGING - PIP or POINTS - POSITION - PREMIUM - QUOTE BUY SELL - ROLLOVER - SHORT POSITION - SLIPPAGE - SPOT FOREIGN EXCHANGE - SPREAD - STOP-ENTRY ORDER - STOP-LOSS ORDER - SWAP - TICK - VOLATILITY - WHIPSAW - WHISPER NUMBER

 

Forex: 

The global foreign exchange market is the largest, most active market in the world. Trading in the forex markets takes place nearly round the clock with over $1 trillion changing hands every day. It is the main event.

If you are interested in trading currencies online, you will find that the Forex market offers several advantages over equities trading.

24-Hour Trading

Forex is a true 24-hour market, which offers a major advantage over equities trading. Whether it's 6pm or 6am, somewhere in the world there are always buyers and sellers actively trading foreign currencies. Traders can always respond to breaking news immediately, and P&L is not affected by after hours earning reports or analyst conference calls.

Superior Liquidity

With a daily trading volume that is 50x larger than the New York Stock Exchange, there are always broker/dealers willing to buy or sell currencies in the FX markets. The liquidity of this market, especially that of the major currencies, helps ensure price stability. Traders can almost always open or close a position at a fair market price.

Foreign Exchange (FOREX) or Currency Trading

U.S. & International Markets: Futures and Options

 

Market Exchange
 
Australian Dollar futures & options IMM
Benzene futures CME
British Pound futures & options IMM
British Pound (MIDAM) futures MA
CRB Index futures & options NYFE
Canadian Dollar futures & options IMM
Canadian Dollar (MIDAM) futures MA
Cattle, Feeder futures & options CME
Cattle, Live futures & options CME
Cattle, Live (MIDAM) futures MA
Cocoa (Metric) futures & options CSCE
Coffee futures & options CSCE
Copper futures & options COMEX
Corn futures & Corn options CBOT
Corn (MIDAM) futures & Corn (MIDAM) options MA
Cotton futures & options NYCE
Crude Oil, Light/Sweet futures & options NYMEX
Crude Oil, Sour futures & options NYMEX
Dow Jones & Dow Jones options CBOT
Dow Jones Mini $5 multiplier CBOT
Dow Jones Mini Index $2 multiplier CBOT
Euro FX futures & options IMM
E-mini Euro futures & options IMM
Eurodollar futures & options IMM
Eurodollar (MIDAM) futures MA
Euroyen futures & options IMM
Gasoline, Unleaded futures & options NYMEX
Gold (Kilo) futures CBOT
Gold (100 oz) futures & options COMEX
Gold (MIDAM) futures & Gold (MIDAM) options MA
oldman Sachs Comm. Index futures & options IOM
Heating Oil futures & options NYMEX
Hogs, Lean futures & options CME
Hogs, Lean (MIDAM) futures MA
Japanese Yen futures & options IMM
E-mini Japanese Yen futures & options IMM
Japenese Yen (MIDAM) futures MA
Lumber futures & options CME
Mixed Xylene Futures CME
Mexican Peso futures & options IMM
Municipal Bonds & Municipal Bonds options CBOT
NASDAQ Index futures & options IOM
NASDAQ 100 E-mini futures & options IOM
Natural Gas futures & options NYMEX
Nikkei 225 Stock Index futures & options IOM
NYSE Index Composite futures & options NYFE
Oats futures & Oats options CBOT
Oats (MIDAM) futures MA
Orange Juice futures & options NYCE
Palladium futures & options NYMEX
Platinum futures & options NYMEX
Pork Bellies, Frozen futures & options CME
Rough Rice futures & Rough Rice options CBOT
S&P 500 Index futures & options IOM
E-Mini S&P 500 futures & options CME
S&P MidCap 400 Index futures & options IOM
Silver futures & options COMEX
Silver, New futures & Silver, New options CBOT
Silver, New York (MIDAM) futures MA
Soybean Meal futures & Soybean Meal options CBOT
Soybean Oil futures & Soybean Oil options CBOT
Soybeans futures & Soybeans options CBOT
Soybeans (MIDAM) futures & Soybeans (MIDAM) options MA
Sugar futures & options CSCE
Swiss Franc futures & options IMM
Swiss Franc (MIDAM) futures MA
Treasury Bills (90 day) futures & options IMM
Treasury Bills (MIDAM) futures MA
Treasury Bonds futures & Treasury Bonds options CBOT
Treasury Bonds futures & Treasury Bonds options MA
Treasury Notes, 10 year< & Treasury Notes, 10 year options CBOT
Treasury Notes, 5 year & Treasury Notes, 5 year options CBOT
US Dollar Index futures & options NYCE
Value Line Index futures & options KCBT
Value Line, Mini futures & options KCBT
Wheat futures & Wheat options CBOT
Wheat, Hard Red Winter futures & Wheat options KCBT
Wheat, Hard Red Spring futures & Wheat options MGEX
Wheat (MIDAM) futures & Wheat (MIDAM) options MA

 

International (non U.S.) Futures and Options

 
Market Exchange
 
3 Month Euribor & 3 month Euribor options MATIF
90 Day Australian Bill & 90 Day Australian Bill options SFE
CAC 40 Index futures MATIF
Aluminum futures & options LME
1 Month Euribor futures Eurex
3 Month Euribor futures & 3 month Euribor options Eurex
Euro-Schatz futures & Options on Euro-Schatz futures Eurex
Euro BOBL futures & Euro BOBL options Eurex
Euro Bund futures & Euro Bund options Eurex
Euro BUXL (long bund) futures Eurex
Conf Swiss Bond futures Eurex
DJ Stoxx futures Eurex
Finland's FOX index futures and Fox Options Eurex
Nemax 50 index futures and Nemax50 Options Eurex
Euro Notional Bond futures & Notional Bond options MATIF
Euribor Interest Rate futures & options LIFFE
Euroyen futures & options SIMEX
FTSE 100 Index futures & options LIFFE
Hang Seng futures  & Hang Seng options HKFE
Italian Bond (BTP) futures & options LIFFE
Long Gilt futures & options LIFFE
Nickel futures & options LME
Nikkei Index futures & options SIMEX
All other LME contracts LME
Sterling futures & options LIFFE

 

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