A financial instrument with no intrinsic value in and of itself, which derives its value from another financial instrument, asset, index or exchange rate. Contracts for difference, options, swaps, forwards and futures are all examples of derivatives.
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If overwhelmed by pessimism and falling prices, the FX market is defined as “bearish”, while if characterised by optimism and rising prices, it is called “bullish”. These two terms derive from the way in which bears and bulls attack their opponents, with the former swiping its paws downwards and the latter thrusting its horns upwards.
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"Simple Moving Average (SMA)" - A representation of an asset’s average price over a period of time.
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