Trader's Glossary

Carry Trade

A strategy employed in currency trading, whereby an investor sells a currency with low interest rate and buys a currency with a high interest rate so as to benefit from the interest rate differential of the two currencies. Profits are usually maximised by the use of leverage.
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The average daily trading volume in the foreign exchange market exceeds $5 trillion.

Word of the day
"One Cancels the Other Order (OCO)" - A combination of a stop order with a limit order to mitigate risk exposure, whereby the execution of one order triggers the automatic cancellation of the other.
Pro Tip

required margin in quote currency = trade size in units / leverage X exchange rate