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Many software testers would like a straightforward introduction to the Foreign Exchange (FX) and Money Markets (MM) domain, yet learning banking and finance topics can be a complex where-to-start affair. In usual style I convinced a colleague into co-authoring a paper, then distilling the content down to the simplest level we could get away with. FX, MM, Spot, Forward, Tenor, Counter Currency, ... enjoy!

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Paper 20
FX Domain Kickstart for Testers

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Pages: 12

Authors: Mark Crowther, Tien Hua

Table of Contents:

Introduction .................................. 3
Conventions in the document
Feedback and Comments

What is FX? .................................... 4
In Summary

Key Concepts ................................ 5
Currency Pairs
Currency Abbreviations
Identifying Currencies in a Pair
Precedence of a Currency
Major Pairs
Cross Pairs
In Summary

FX Products ................................... 8
Tenors
Vanilla FX Product
Spot
Derivative FX Products
Forward
Future
Option
Swap
In Summary

References and Sources ........... 12

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