Forex glossary - C
Cable - Sterling/US Dollar exchange rate (slang)
CACE - abbreviation for Citrus Associates of the Cotton Exchange.
Calendar Spread - the same as Horizontal Spread.
Call Option - it is the right but not the obligation giving to the buyer of a call option to purchase a particular futures contract at a stated price on or before a particular date.
Canceling Order - this order deletes a customer's previous order.
Candlestick Chart - type of price chart that indicates the trading range for the day as well as the opening and closing price.
CBOE - abbreviation for Chicago Board Options Exchange.
CBOT - abbreviation for Chicago Board of Trade.
CD - abbreviation for Certificate of Deposit.
CEI - abbreviation for Commodity Exchange, Inc. (also known as COMEX).
Central Bank - A government organization that manages a monetary policy of the particular country.
CFFE - abbreviation for Cantor Financial Futures Exchange.
CFTC - abbreviation for Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
CHAPS - abbreviation for Clearing House Automated Payment System.
Chart - it is the graphic representation of price movements.
Charting - The use of charts in the technical analysis to plot price movements, volume, open interest or other statistical indicators of price movement.
CHIPS - abbreviation for the New York clearing house clearing system.
Close - during this period all transactions at the end of trading session are considered made "at the close."
CME - abbreviation for Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Coincident Indicator - this economic indicator generally moves in line with the general business cycle.
COMEX - abbreviation for Commodity Exchange.
Commission - broker's fee for the transaction.
Commission House -the same as Futures Commission Merchant.
Commitments - the same as Open Interest.
Commodity - The goods.
Consumer Price Index (CPI) - one of the most important USA economic indicators that measures the change in prices of a fixed market basket of some 385 goods and services in the previous month.
Contract - the unit of trading.
Country Risk - type of risk associated with a cross-border transaction, including legal and political conditions.
CPI - abbreviation for Consumer Price Index.
CPO - abbreviation for Commodity Pool Operator.
CPSS - abbreviation for Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems.
Cross rate - The exchange rate between any two currencies that are considered non-standard in the country where the currency pair is quoted.
CSCE - abbreviation for Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange, Inc.
CTA - abbreviation for Commodity Trading Advisor.