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Boston option

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

Name given to zero-cost or deferred premium options, such as a breakforward contract. When used in the currency markets, it is made up of two different contracts: a forward foreign ...

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break-forward

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A contract on the money market that combines the features of a forward-exchange contract and a currency option. The forward contract can be undone at a previously agreed rate of exchange,...

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cross-currency swap

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(CCS).

An agreement between two parties to exchange cash flows in two currencies (cf. interest rate swap). Interest on each side may be fixed or floating interest, giving three...

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delivery date

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1 The day in the month that commodities on a futures contract have to be delivered.

2 The maturity date for foreign exchange in a forward exchange...

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exchange rate agreement

Overview page. Subjects: Economics.

(ERA) (Forex).

A type of synthetic agreement for forward exchange developed by Barclays Bank. Unlike the normal forward exchange agreements it makes no reference to the spot rate...

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expectations theory of forward foreign exchange rates

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A theory that says that the expected spot foreign exchange rate at a future point in time is the same as the current forward foreign exchange rate for the same maturity (cf. purchasing...

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extension swap

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1 A debt swap transaction that lengthens the maturity of a position. For instance, selling a five-year bond and buying a seven-year bond.

2 Forward start...

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foreign-exchange market

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(FX;

The financial market for the exchange of currencies which includes cash or spot transactions, foreign exchange forwards, futures, and options. The market is principally over...

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forward contract

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A contract in which a price is agreed for commodities, securities, or currencies to be delivered at a future date. A forward contract is made with an identified counter-party, and the...

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forward cover

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A hedge for a known future foreign-currency receipt or payment created by buying or selling on the forward currency markets. See forward-exchange contract.

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