A financial derivative is a financial instrument such as a futures contract or option whose value is derived from an underlying asset like a stock or currency.
A fixed annuity is an annuity contract in which the insurance company pays a fixed dollar amount of money per time period.
A foreign affiliate is a foreign business unit that is less than 50% owned by the parent company.
A foreign bond is a bond issued by a foreign corporation or government for sale in the domestic capital market of another country, and denominated in the currency of that country.
Foreign currency translation
Foreign currency translation is the process of restating foreign currency accounts of subsidiaries into the reporting currency or the parent company in order to prepare consolidation financial statements.
Foreign exchange broker
A foreign exchange broker is an individual or firm which arranges forex transactions between two parties, but not itself a principal of the forex transaction. Forex trading conducted by forex brokers earns them a commission on the transaction.
Foreign exchange dealer (or trader)
A foreign exchange dealer or trader or forex trader is an individual or firm which buys forex from one party and then sells it to another party. The forex trader is a principal in the two forex transactions and makes a profit on the spread between its buying and selling prices.
Foreign exchange market
Foreign exchange market is an informal network of banks, brokers and investors that allows customers to enter into forward contracts to purchase or sell forex in the future at a rate of exchange agreed upon in today’s stock market.
Foreign exchange market or forex
The foreign exchange market (forex, FX, or currency market) is a global, worldwide-decentralized financial market for trading currencies. Financial markets around the world function as anchors of forex trading between a wide range of different types of buyers and sellers around the clock, with the exception of weekends.
Foreign exchange rate
The foreign exchange rate, or forex rate, is the price of one country’s currency in terms of another currency, or in terms of a commodity such as gold or oil.