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Factsheets forcurrency tradersKEY HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE MAJOR CURRENCIESA FOREX.com educational guideFOREX.com is a registered FCM and RFED with the CFTC and member ofthe National Futures Association (NFA # 0339826). Forex trading involvessignificant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Spot Gold andSilver contracts are not subject to regulation under the U.S. CommodityExchange Act. *Increasing leverage increases risk.

Contents1U.S. Dollar Factsheet2Australian Dollar Factsheet3Euro Factsheet4British Pound Factsheet5Canadian Dollar Factsheet6Swiss Franc Factsheet7Japanese Yen Factsheet8New Zealand Dollar FactsheetFOREX.com is a registered FCM and RFED with the CFTC and member of the National Futures Association (NFA # 0339826). Forex trading involves significant risk of loss and is notsuitable for all investors. Spot Gold and Silver contracts are not subject to regulation under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act. *Increasing leverage increases risk.

U.S. Dollar Factsheet1The U.S. dollar is the official currency for the United States. 87% of all currencytransactions involve the U.S. dollar. Not only is it the world’s primary reserve currency,but the currencies of more than 25 countries are pegged to the U.S. dollar.** Bank of International Settlements 2013 Triennial FX ReportTRADING MECHANICSCENTRAL BANK – FEDERAL RESERVE (FED)Quote Convention: USDSymbol: or US Currency Nicknames: Greenback, BuckFun Fact: The USD is used as the official currency not only in theUS, but also in the British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands,East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau,Panama, and Turks and Caicos.Mandate: Price Stability and Maximum EmploymentCreated: 1913Central Bank Chair: Janet Yellen (2014 – Present) succeeded BenBernanke (2006 – 2014)MOST ACTIVELY TRADED CURRENCY 5%4%3%USD/CAD4%4%5%7%* Bank of International Settlements Triennial FX Report 2013MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS3:00AM ET / 7:00 GMT, London Open8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesEUR/USD Monthly ChartGENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 17.46 TrillionPopulation: 319 Million*Interest Rate**: 0% – 0.25%Inflation***: 0.2%Trade Balance†: 41.9B Deficit*CIA World Factbook (Sept 2015), **Federal Reserve Sep 2015, ***Bureau of LaborStatistics Aug 2015, †U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Sep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASES(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). Consumer and ProducerPrice Indexes. Consumer Confidence.(Conference Board,UM/Reuters, & IBD/TIPP)Fed Interest Rate Decisions,Projections, and PressConferences. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Non-Farm Payrolls. Retail Sales. Service and Manufacturing ISMPMIs. Trade Balances. Treasury International CapitalFlow Reports (TIC)IMPORTANT CORRELATIONThe Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is perhaps the mostrecognized trading-related name in the world, and the USD/JPY hasbeen following it closely over the last few years.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

Australian DollarFactsheet2The Australian Dollar is the official currency for Australia. The AUD/USD isthe fifth most actively traded currency pair by turnover, according to theBank of International Settlement’s 2013 Triennial FX Report.TRADING MECHANICSQuote Convention: AUDSymbol: or A Means: 1 AUD 0.70 USD OR 1 USD 1.42 AUD*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10Currency Nicknames: Aussie, WallabyFun Fact: Australia was the first country in the world to have acomplete system of bank notes made from plastic instead ofconventional paper or fiber.*As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS7:00PM ET / 23:00 GMT, Tokyo Open7:30PM ET / 23:30 GMT, AUD Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesKEY CURRENCY CROSSES. AUD/JPY. AUD/NZD. AUD/CADAUD/USD 10 Year ChartCENTRAL BANK – RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA(RBA)Mandate: Low and Stable Inflation (1 to 3% Target)Created: 1959Central Bank Governor: Glenn Stevens (2006 – Present) succeededIan Macfarlane (1996 – 2006)GENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 1.1 TrillionPopulation*: 22.7 MillionInterest Rate**: 2.00%Inflation***: 1.5%Trade Balance***: A 44 Million Deficit*CIA World Factbook (Sep 2015), ** Reserve Bank of Australia Sep 2015,*** Australian Bureau of Statistics Sep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASES(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). Consumer and Producer PriceIndexes. Employment Change. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). RBA Rate Decision. Retail Sales. Trade BalanceIMPORTANT CORRELATIONMany sources may cite the correlation of Gold with the AUD/USD,but Silver is actually more closely correlated.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

Euro Factsheet3The Euro is the official currency of 19 states in the European Union, known collectivelyas the Eurozone. It is second only to the USD in terms of trading popularity with 33%of all trades involving it on one side, which is a decline from 39% in 2010.** Bank of International Settlements 2013 Triennial FX ReportMEMBERS OF THE EUROZONE*. Austria. Belgium. Cyprus. Estonia. Finland. France. Germany. Greece. Ireland. Italy. Latvia. Lithuania. Luxembourg. Malta. the Netherlands. Portugal. Slovakia. Slovenia. Spain* As of December 2014TRADING MECHANICSQuote Convention: EURSymbol: Means: 1 EUR USD 1.12 OR 1 USD 0.89 EUR*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10Currency Nicknames: Anti-Dollar, FiberFun Fact: Euro banknotes increase in size in relation to their value. Forinstance, the 10 is larger than the 5, the 20 is larger than the 10, andso on up to the 500, which is the largest.* As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS3:00AM ET / 7:00 GMT, London Open4:00AM ET / 8:00 GMT, Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic Releases. .KEY CURRENCY CROSSESEUR/GBPEUR/CHFEUR/JPY 10 Year ChartEUR/JPYCENTRAL BANK – EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK(ECB)Mandate: Maintain Price StabilityCreated: 1998Central Bank President: Mario Draghi (2011 – Present) succeededJean-Claude Trichet (2003 – 2011)GENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: Eurozone Only -- USD 13.40 TrillionEuropean Union – USD 18.46 TrillionPopulation*: Eurozone Only -- 338 MillionEuropean Union – 508 MillionInterest Rate**: 0.05%Inflation***: 0.2%Trade Balance***: EUR 26.3 Billion Surplus*World Bank, **ECB (Sep 2015), ***Eurostat (Sep 2015)MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASES. ECB Rate Decision. German Price Indexes. German GDP (Gross Domestic Product). German IFO (Business Confidence). German Unemployment. Manufacturing and Service Sector PMIs(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)IMPORTANT CORRELATIONAlthough the equity markets out of Germany (DAX) and France(CAC) are larger, the Spanish equity markets (IBEX) more closelymatch the movements of the EUR/USD.*Source: FOREX.comSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

British Pound Factsheet4The British Pound is the official currency of the United Kingdom. Next to theU.S. dollar and the Euro, it is probably the most widely held reserve currency.London is also the biggest hub for FX trading with over 40% of global turnover.** Bank of International Settlements 2013 Triennial FX ReportTRADING MECHANICSCENTRAL BANK – BANK OF ENGLAND (BOE)Quote Convention: GBPSymbol: Means: 1 GBP USD 1.54 OR 1 USD 0.65 GBP*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10Currency Nicknames: Sterling, Pound or QuidFun Fact: The British currency is the world’s oldest still in use, and isactually older than England itself. It was originated in the Kingdomof Mercia in the 8th century, a country that existed in what is nowthe center of England.Mandate: Price Stability; Keep Inflation below 2%Created: 1694BoE Governor: Mark Carney (2013 – Present) succeeded MervynKing (1998 – 2013)* As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS3:00AM ET / 7:00 GMT, London Open4:30AM ET / 8:30 GMT, U.K. Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesKEY CURRENCY CROSSES. EUR/GBP. GBP/CHF. GBP/JPYGBP/JPY 10 Year ChartGENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 2.43 TrillionPopulation*: 63.7 MillionInterest Rate**: 0.5%Inflation***: 0.1%Trade Balance***: GBP 3.37 Billion Deficit* CIA World Factbook, ** Bank of England Sep 2015, ***Office for National StatisticsSep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASES(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). BoE Rate Decision. Claimant Count (Employment). Consumer Price Index. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Industrial Production. Retail SalesIMPORTANT CORRELATIONThe UK economy and the EZ economy are intrinsically linked byregion as well as EU membership.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

Canadian Dollar Factsheet5The Canadian Dollar is the official currency of Canada. The USD/CAD is thefifth most actively traded currency pair by turnover, according to the Bankof International Settlement’s 2013 Triennial FX Report.TRADING MECHANICSCENTRAL BANK – BANK OF CANADA (BOC)Quote Convention: CADSymbol: or C Means: 1 CAD USD 0.76 OR 1 USD 1.32 CAD*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 7.57Currency Nicknames: LoonieFun Fact: Back in 1987, the original design for the Canadian 1 coinwas supposed to be a picture of a Native American and a Voyageurtraveling in a canoe down a river, but the master die was lost (orstolen) in transit from the Ottawa Mint to the Winnipeg Mint andwas never recovered. Fearing counterfeiting, the design waschanged at the last second to the common loon, and the CAD hasbeen called the Loonie ever since.Mandate: Price Stability; Keep Inflation below 2%Created: 1934BoC Governor: Stephen Poloz (2013 – Present) succeeded MarkCarney (2008 – 2013)* As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS7:00AM ET / 11:00 GMT, CAD Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesKEY CURRENCY CROSSES. GBP/CAD. CAD/JPY. EUR/CADUSD/CAD 10 Year ChartGENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate: USD 1.579 TrillionPopulation*: 34.8 MillionInterest Rate**: 0.50%Inflation**: 1.3%Trade Balance***: CAD 0.6 Billion Deficit* CIA World Factbook Sep 2015, ** Bank of Canada Sep 2015, *** Statistics CanadaSep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASE(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). BoC Rate Decision. Consumer Price Index. Employment Change. GDP (Gross Domestic Product). IVEY PMI (Purchasing Managers Index). Retail SalesIMPORTANT CORRELATIONWest Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude Oil has been a reliable gaugefor CAD strength over at least the last decade due to it being theUS’s largest provider of the important resource.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

Swiss Franc Factsheet6The Swiss Franc is the official currency of Switzerland. The USD/CHF is thesixth most actively traded currency pair by turnover, according to the Bankof International Settlement’s 2013 Triennial FX Report.TRADING MECHANICSGENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICSQuote Convention: CHFSymbol: Means: 1 CHF 1.03 USD OR 1 USD 0.97 CHF*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10.31Currency Nicknames: Swissie (Swissy)Fun Fact: The abbreviation of CHF for the Swiss franc is derivedfrom the Latin name for Switzerland which is ConfoederatioHelvetica.2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 444.7 BillionPopulation*: 8.06 MillionInterest Rate**: -0.75%Inflation***: -1.40%Trade Balance***: CHF 3.74 Billion Surplus* As of December 2014* CIA World Factbook Sep 2015, ** Swiss National Bank Sep 2015, *** Swiss FederalStatistical Office Sep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASES(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)3:00AM ET / 7:00 GMT, London Open1:45AM ET / 4:45 GMT, Swiss Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic Releases.Consumer Price Index.GDP (Gross DomesticProduct).KoF Leading IndicatorsKEY CURRENCY CROSSESIMPORTANT CORRELATIONMOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS. EUR/CHF. CHF/JPY. GBP/CHF.Retail Sales.SNB Interest Rate Decision.UBS Consumption IndexEUR/USD is nearly the complete opposite of USD/CHF:*USD/CHF 10 Year Chart*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comSource: FOREX.comCENTRAL BANK – SWISS NATIONAL BANK (SNB)Mandate: Maintain Price Stability; Inflation Target of Less than 2%Created: 1907Chairman: Thomas Jordan (2012 – Present) succeeded PhilippHildebrand (2010-2012)IMPORTANT NOTE: Beginning in September 2011 the Swiss NationalBank set a “floor” in the EUR/CHF at 1.20, essentially pledgingto keep the currency pair above that level utilizing any meansnecessary. However, in January 2015, they unexpectedly abandonedthe 1.20 floor resulting in some of the most excessive moves thecurrency markets have ever seen.Forex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

Japanese Yen Factsheet7The Japanese Yen is the official currency for Japan. Next to the EUR/USD, theUSD/JPY is the second most heavily traded currency pair in the forex market.** Bank of International Settlements 2013 Triennial FX ReportTRADING MECHANICSCENTRAL BANK – BANK OF JAPAN (BOJ)Quote Convention: JPYSymbol: Means: 1 JPY USD 0. 0083 OR 1 USD 120 JPY*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 8.29Currency Nicknames: YenFun Fact: The 1 Yen coin is made of 100% aluminum and can floaton water, completely nullifying the wishes of those whom toss it ina well.Mandate: Maintain Price and Financial System StabilityCreated: 1882BoJ Governor: Haruhiko Kuroda (2013 – Present) succeededMasaaki Shirakawa (2008 – 2013)* As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS7:00PM ET / 23:00 GMT, Tokyo Open7:30PM ET / 23:30 GMT, JPY Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesKEY CURRENCY CROSSESGENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 4.807 TrillionPopulation*: 127.1 MillionInterest Rate**: 0% - 0.10%Inflation***: 0.20%Trade Balance†: JPY 268 Billion Deficit*CIA World Factbook Sep 2015** BoJ Sep 2015, ***Japan Statistics Bureau July 2015,†Japan Ministry of Finance Sep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASE(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). EUR/JPY. NZD/JPY. GBP/JPY. CAD/JPY. AUD/JPY. CHF/JPY. BoJ Interest Rate Decision. Consumer Price Index (National and Tokyo). GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Household Spending. Retail Sales. Tankan ReportUSD/JPY Monthly ChartIMPORTANT CORRELATIONThe Japanese Stock Market (NIKKEI) typically moves hand-in-handwith the USD/JPY.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

New Zealand DollarFactsheet8The New Zealand dollar is the official currency for New Zealand. It has thehighest interest rate of the eight major currencies but actually has lowerturnover than the Chinese Yuan and Mexican Peso, according to the Bank ofInternational Settlement’s 2013 Triennial FX survey.TRADING MECHANICSQuote Convention: NZDSymbol: OR NZ Means: 1 NZD USD 0.63 OR 1 USD 1.59 NZD*Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10Currency Nickname: KiwiFun Fact: New Zealand is the only country in the world with theright to put The Hobbit-related images on its currency.* As of September 2015MOST ACTIVE TRADING HOURS7:00PM ET / 23:00 GMT, Tokyo Open7:30PM ET / 23:30 GMT, NZD Economic Releases8:30AM ET / 12:30 GMT, U.S. Economic ReleasesKEY CURRENCY CROSSES. EUR/NZD. NZD/JPY. AUD/NZDNZD/USD Monthly ChartCENTRAL BANK – RESERVE BANK OF NEWZEALAND (RBNZ)Mandate: Maintain Stability and Efficiency of Financial SystemCreated: 1934RBNZ Governor: Graeme Wheeler (2012 – Present) succeeded AlanBollard (2002 – 2012)GENERAL ECONOMIC STATISTICS2014 GDP Estimate*: USD 158.7 BillionPopulation*: 4.4 MillionInterest Rate**: 2.75%Inflation***: 0.4%Trade Balance†: NZD 649 Million Deficit*CIA World Factbook Sep 2015, **RBNZ Sep 2015, ***Statistics New Zealand Q32015, †Statistics New Zealand Sep 2015MARKET-MOVING ECONOMIC RELEASE(IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER). Consumer Price Index. Employment Change. GDP (Gross DomesticProduct). RBNZ Rate Decision. Retail Sales. Trade BalanceIMPORTANT CORRELATIONThe Aussie and the Kiwi share a region, culture, and origin alongwith an economic similarity, hence the reason their currencies are soclosely correlated.*Source: FOREX.com*Past Performance is not indicative of Future ResultsSource: FOREX.comForex trading involves significant risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk.

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TRADING MECHANICS Quote Convention: AUD Symbol: or A Means: 1 AUD 0.70 USD OR 1 USD 1.42 AUD* Value of a Pip for a 100k lot: USD 10 Currency Nicknames: Aussie, Wallaby Fun Fact: Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete system of bank notes made from plastic inst