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Uncommon Names For Common Currency Pairs

Some Common (and not so common) Nicknames For Currency Pairs

 

AUD/USD
Aussie
Is the most commonly used.

 

Ozzie
Variation on the Aussie

 

Matie

 

EUR/GBP
Chunnel
Derived from the Channel Tunnel that connects Great Britain and Europe

 

EUR/JPY
Euppy

 

Yuppy
Combination of the currency codes with an extra P

 

EUR/USD
Fiber
Eurozone is said to have one of the best fiber optics networks globally
Similar reason GBP/USD is referred to as the Cable

 

GBP/JPY
Guppy
Squeezing the names together

 

GBP/USD
Cable
Derived from the telegraph cable laid under the Atlantic which transmitted the U.S. Dollar and British Pound exchange rates London and New York

 

NZD/USD
Kiwi
Common slang term for New Zealanders

 

USD/CAD
Loonie
The Canadian One Dollar coin has a picture of a loon on one side

 

The Funds
Old term used to differentiate CAD deposits from USD

 

Beaver
Guess there’s just a whole lot of Beavers in Canada

USD/CHF
Swissy
Pretty self-explanatory. Swiss Franc and the Swiss like to put Swiss in front of pretty much everything they produce

 

USD/JPY
Ninja
Ninjas come from Japan.

 

Disclaimer:
This article is for educational and informative purposes only and should not be considered as investment or trading advice