The following are some typical Currency “Terms”

Majors

Symbol Nickname
USD Buck
EUR Fiber
JPY Yen
GBP Cable
CHF Swissy
CAD Loonie
AUD Aussie
NZD Kiwi

Crosses (No USD)

Euro Yen Pound Other
EUR/CHF EUR/JPY GBP/CHF AUD/CHF
EUR/GBP GBP/JPY GBP/AUD AUD/CAD
EUR/CAD CHF/JPY GBP/CAD AUD/NZD
EUR/AUD CAD/JPY GBP/NZD CAD/CHF
EUR/NZD AUD/JPY NZD/CHF
NZD/JPY NZD/CAD

Exotic Pairs

Pair Countries
USD/HKD United States / Hong Kong
USD/SGD United States / Singapore
USD/ZAR United States / South Africa
USD/THB United States / Thailand
USD/MXN United States / Mexico
USD/DKK United States / Denmark
USD/SEK United States / Sweden
USD/NOK United States / Norway

Note:

  • Some currency pairs are Highly Correlated
  • They all have “Personalities”
  • Some Carry Trade pairs receive interest on Roll Over