Nicknames for Currencies and their Pairs

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When You first start learning or trading Forex market, you might hear names like Buck, Swissy using by professional traders in news, blog posts, and videos. It is important to remember these names in order to prevent any confusion while you first start learning or trading currency market.

The list of Nicknames for Currencies and their Pairs:

USD (U.S. Dollar) = Greenback or Buck

GBP (British Pound) = Sterling

GBP/USD (British Pound / U.S. Dollar pair) = Cable

EUR (Euro) = Single currency or Fiber

CHF (Swiss Franc) = Swissy

CAD (Canadian Dollar) = Loonie

AUD (Australian Dollar) = Aussie or Ozzie

NZD (New Zealand Dollar) = Kiwi

USD/RUB (U.S. Dollar / British Pound pair) = Barnie

EUR/RUB (Euro / Russian Rubble) = Betty

GBP/JPY (British Pound / Japanese Yen pair) = Guppy or Gopher

EUR/JPY (Euro / Japanese Yen pair) = Euppy (pronounced Yuppy)

USD/JPY (U.S. Dollar / Japanese Yen pair) = Ninja or Gopher

EUR/GBP (Euro / British Pound pair) – Chunnel


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