Terminology forex : V

Value Date

Settlement date of a spot or forward contract. Also known as maturity date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanuatu Vatu

The currency of Vanuatu. Currency code (VUV)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Venezuelan Bolivares

The currency of Venezuela. Currency code (VEB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vietnamese Dong

The currency of Vietnam. Currency code (VND)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volatility

A measure of the amount by which an asset price is expected to fluctuate over a given period. Normally measured by the annual standard deviation of daily price changes (historic). Can also be implied from futures/options pricing, which is referred to as implied volatility.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volcker Rule

The Volcker Rule, which is part of the Dodd-Frank legislation enacted in 2012, imposes limits on proprietary trading by commercial banks.

The Volcker Rule aims to prevent banks from using their own funds to make speculative bets in the markets. This way, the banks’ losses on their trades won’t directly restrict their ability to lend to consumers and businesses.According to the rule’s proponent and former Federal Reserve chairman, Paul Volcker, this trading activity is partly to blame for the 2008 financial crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VIX

VIX stands for Volatility Index, which is usually dubbed the “fear index” since it gauges the expectations for asset price fluctuations for the next 30 days. More specifically, the VIX tracks the implied volatility of maturing S&P500 options.A rising VIX suggests that asset prices are expected to be more volatile or have larger fluctuatios, reflecting greater uncertainty or fear in the market. A falling VIX index, on the other hand, suggests the opposite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Variation margin

Funds that a broker has to request from a client in order to have necessary margin deposited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Value date

The date on which both sides to a transaction agree to exchange payments.
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