Terminology forex : U

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Formally established as an executive department by the 1789 Act of Congress, the Department of the Treasury serves as the treasury of the federal government and is the agency responsible for managing the money resources of the United States.
Responsibilities:
it primarily exists to promote economic prosperity and ensure the financial security of the U.S. Its mission is as follows:Maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively It aims to accomplish this by: regulating national banks, determining international economic policy, collecting taxes, issuing securities, reporting the government’s financial transactions, and minting coins and bills.
Organization:
The Department of the Treasury is headed by the Secretary of the Treasury, who serves as a member of the cabinet.
It is composed of two major divisions: the Departmental offices and the operating bureaus. The Departmental offices are in charge of formulating policies for and managing the Department as a whole. On the other hand, operating bureaus are responsible for executing the functions and responsibilities designated to the Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Formally established as an executive department by the 1789 Act of Congress, the Department of the Treasury serves as the treasury of the federal government and is the agency responsible for managing the money resources of the United States.
Responsibilities
It primarily exists to promote economic prosperity and ensure the financial security of the U.S. Its mission is as follows:
Maintain a strong economy and create economic and job opportunities by promoting the conditions that enable economic growth and stability at home and abroad, strengthen national security by combating threats and protecting the integrity of the financial system, and manage the U.S. Government’s finances and resources effectively.[1]
It aims to accomplish this by: regulating national banks, determining international economic policy, collecting taxes, issuing securities, reporting the government’s financial transactions, and minting coins and bills.
Organization
The Department of the Treasury is headed by the Secretary of the Treasury, who serves as a member of the cabinet.
It is composed of two major divisions: the Departmental offices and the operating bureaus. The Departmental offices are in charge of formulating policies for and managing the Department as a whole. On the other hand, operating bureaus are responsible for executing the functions and responsibilities designated to the Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ukrainian Hryvnia

The currency of Ukraine. Currency code ( UAH )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ultimate Oscillator

A technical indicator invented by Larry Williams that uses the weighted average of three different time periods to reduce the volatility and false transaction signals that are associated with many other indicators that mainly rely on a single time period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate – Australia

Release schedule : 1:30 ( GMT ); monthly, mid-month following the reporting month’s end
Source of report : Australian Bureau of Statistics
Web Address : http://www.abs.gov.au/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate – Switzerland

Release schedule : 5:45 GMT; monthly, in the first week following the reporting month
Revisions schedule : Revisions only occur when seasonal adjustments are made
Source of report : State Secretariat for Economic Affairs
Web Address : http://www.seco-admin.ch/index.html?lang=en

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Arab Emirates Dirham

The currency of the United Arab Emirates. Currency code ( AED )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States Dollars

The currency of the United States. One of the major currencies traded. Currency code ( USD )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsterilized Foreign Exchange Intervention

An attempt by a country’s monetary authorities to influence exchange rates and its money supply by not buying or selling domestic or foreign currencies or assets. This is a passive approach to exchange rate fluctuations, and allows for fluctuations in the monetary base.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uptick rule

Regulation in which a security is not allowed to be sold short unless the previous trade to the short sale was at a price lower than the price at which the short sale was executed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USDX

A measure of the value of the U.S. dollar relative to majority of its most significant trading partners. This index is similar to other trade-weighted indexes, which also use exchange rates from the same major currencies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uzbekistan Sums

The currency of Uzbekistan. Currency code ( UZS )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uruguay Pesos

The currency of Uruguay. Currency code ( UYU )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uptick

A new higher price quote than the previous quote.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unrealized gain/loss

Theoretical profit or loss of an open position determined by current market prices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United Kingdom Pounds

The currency of the United Kingdom. One of the major currencies traded. Currency code ( GBP )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate – United Kingdom

Release schedule : Quarterly
Source of report : U.K. Office of National Statistics
Web Address : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/
Address of release : http://www.statistics.gov.uk/instantfigures.asp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate – Canada

Release Schedule : 7:00 AM ( EST ) on the first week of each month

Source of Report : Statistics Canada
Web Address : http://www.statcan.ca/start.html
Address of Release : http://www.statcan.ca/english/Subjects/Labour/LFS/lfs-en.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rate

Definition
The unemployment rate is basically the percentage of the people in the work force without jobs but is able and willing to work. It is measured by getting the ratio of unemployed people who are willing and able to work versus the total number of people in the work force.It is important to discern between people who are unemployed and those who are simply not working. Some people may be studying, working from home, handicapped or retired. These people are not part of the work force and are not included in the unemployment rate.
Importance
The unemployment rate is considered as a lagging indicator. This means that it only changes after the underlying economic conditions of a nation have already changed. The unemployment rate could cause moderate market volatility because it provides traders clues about future interest rates and monetary policies.
Market Impact
Lower than expected unemployment rates tend to appreciate currencies because traders believe that it could lead to higher interest rates. Alternatively, greater than expected unemployment rates could weaken currencies as it is expected to lead to lower interest rates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ulcer Index

An indicator developed by Peter G. Martin and Byron B. McCann that is used to measure the riskiness of investments such as securities, commodities, indexes, or mutual funds. It is created by factoring in the depth and duration of drawdowns from recent peaks. A large UI value indicates that the security represents undue risk and an investor who holds it will likely need to wait longer for the investment’s price to climb back to recent highs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ugandan Shillings

The currency of Uganda. Currency code ( UGX )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S prime rate

The interest rate at which U.S. banks will lend to their main corporate customers.

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