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Factory Orders

Dollar volume of new orders, shipments, unfilled orders and inventories as reported by domestic manufacturers.


The United States Federal Reserve. The 7-member Board of Governors that oversees Federal Reserve Banks, establishes monetary policy, and monitors the economic health of the country.

Federal Funds Rate

The interest rate at which a depository institution pays funds held in the Federal Reserve to another overnight depository institution. A carefully monitored short-term interest rate because it indicates the EDF’s opinion upon the situation of the monetary supply.

Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC)

A U.S. Federal Reserve branch that determines the direction of the U.S. monetary policy by establishing bank reserve requirements, monetary mass targets and others.

Federal Reserve Board

The 7-member Board of Governors that oversees Federal Reserve Banks. Its members are appointed by the President subject to Senate confirmation, and serve 14-year terms. Also called the Fed.


The Fibonacci sequence, named for its discoverer Leonardo Fibonacci, forms the basis for Elliott Wave theory used in trading financial markets. Out of Elliott Wave theory comes Fibonacci retracements and Fibonacci arcs discussed below. The Fibonacci sequence is 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,,34,55,89… to infinity. The sum of two consecutive numbers equals the next number. The ratio of any …

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To execute an order or buy or sell a security or commodity.

Financial Leverage

In finance, leverage is the general term used to describe the ratio between an investor’s market exposure to borrowed funds.

First Notice Day

The first day that a buyer of a futures contract can be called upon to take delivery

Fixed Exchange Rate

Official rate set by monetary authorities. Often the fixed exchange rate permits fluctuation within a band.