The forex industry is made up of so many definitions that it's easy to forget a few along the way. Do you know your Loonie from your Loti? Can you tell your Shooting Star from your Evening Star? Take the time to get to grips with forex jargon because understanding forex vocabulary is an important step in a trader’s journey.
Since no forex education can be complete without a glossary of basic forex terms, we've compiled one which explains key words and phrases in the simplest way possible. This way, you'll never be lost or confused with forex terminology!
It shows the hourly costs of maintaining employees.Released quarterly by Eurostat.
The percentage of population (eligible to work) that is either looking for a job or already has a job.Released monthly by the Bureau of Labour Statistics.
A Japanese candlestick pattern signaling bullish reversal. During the course of a downward move, three long black candles- each opening and closing lower than the previous one, re-establishes the decline. Even though the fourth candle gaps below the previous body, it attempts to extend into the previous candle’s body, as shown by the relatively long upper shadow, but eventually retreats making a new low. It then forms a small black body. The last candle is a long white body that opens above the previous body- signaling a reversal.
A Japanese candlestick pattern signaling bearish reversal. During the course of an upward move, three long white candles- each opening and closing higher than the previous one, re-establishes the rally. Even though the fourth candle gaps above the previous body, it attempts to extend into the previous candle’s body, as shown by the relatively long lower shadow, but eventually retreats making a new high. It then forms a small white body. The last candle is a long black body that opens below the previous body- signaling a reversal.
A Technical Analysis tool used for trend identification for a set of prices under a period of study. It is attached on the chart by selecting the first price representing the beginning of the trend and then dragging the mouse to the second price in the direction of the trend.
It consists of three lines:
The Linear Regression Trendline, is an equilibrium line that is, a straight line run through a set of prices using the statistical technique of best fit (or least squares) for a period under study. The Upper and Lower Lines are parallel to and equidistant from the Trendline. The distance between either Line and the Trendline, represents the maximum close price deviation from the Regression Trendline.
A Japanese candlestick pattern signaling a bearish reversal. It forms at the end of an uptrend or a resistance area. It consists of a long black body and small shadows.
A Japanese candlestick pattern signaling a bullish reversal. It forms at the end of a downtrend or a support area. It consists of a long white body and small shadows.