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Glossary

Haircut

What Is A Haircut? A haircut in finance has several meanings. It most commonly refers to the reduced value of a financial asset for purposes of calculating capital requirements, a…

Glossary

Discount Window

What Is A Discount Window? The discount window is the mechanism through which central banks lend short-term money to the commercial banks under their authority, both to provide liquidity to…

ZARUSD Currency Pair

ZARUSD Currency Pair The rand (ZAR) has been the official currency of South Africa since 1961 when the country first became a republic. As the biggest US trade partner in…

Bitcoin

Where Is Bitcoin Legal?

Bitcoin, the world's most prominent digital currency, came into existence in early 2009. While the digital currency went largely unnoticed by global authorities in its early years, it has since…

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