An unexpected event with sudden and damaging impact on the markets. The term was popularised by finance professor and former Wall Street trader Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
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In terms of trading volume, the FX market is by far the largest market in the world.
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"Boiler Room" - Initially used in reference to fraudulent brokerages set up with the purpose of offloading unwanted securities of the firm’s owners, the term is now synonymous with companies that employ high-pressure selling tactics while also misrepresenting the products that they offer.
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