Forex Glossary (G)

Commonly used forex terms and their definitions.


G7 - The seven leading industrial countries, being made up of the United States, Germany, Japan, France, UK, Canada and Italy.

G10 - Includes the ten industrialized nations and in clued the G7 countries plus Belgium, Netherlands and Sweden, a group associated with IMF discussions. Switzerland is sometimes peripherally involved.

Gap - Gaps form when there is no trading in a particular series of rates. In normal market conditions price changes occur with increment movements. When the market is taken by surprise either by a major world event, lack of liquidity, major economic announcement; a gap may appear as the market is attempting to correct its view of the exchange rate immediately.

Going Long - The purchase of a stock, commodity, or currency for investment or speculation.

Going Short - The selling of a currency or instrument not owned by the seller.

Gold Standard - The original system for supporting the value of currency issued. When this was used the price of gold was fixed against the currency, this meant that any increase in the supply of gold did not lower the price of gold but caused prices to increase.

Grid - Fixed margin within which exchange rates are allowed to fluctuate.

Gross Domestic Product - Total value of a country's output, income or expenditure produced within the country's physical borders.

Gross National Product - Gross domestic product plus "factor income from abroad" - income earned from investment or work abroad.

GTC - "Good Till Cancelled". An order left with a Dealer to buy or sell at a fixed price. The order remains in place until it is cancelled by the client.


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