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Cable definition

Cable refers to the exchange rate between the US dollar (USD) and the British pound (GBP) in the forex market. It is one of the most traded currency pairs in the world, and its market movements are closely monitored by investors globally.

The term ‘cable’ originated in the mid-19th century when the exchange rate between the two currencies were communicated across the Atlantic Ocean via a submarine communications cable. Though modern technology has since made communication much more efficient, the term ‘cable’ remains in use today in reference to GBP/USD.

 

How can you trade cable?

Traders can trade the cable currency pair in many ways.

Trading GBP/USD: Traders can buy or sell the currency pair in the forex market, depending on how they think its exchange rate will fluctuate. If they believe the price of GBP/USD will rise, they will buy the currency pair. Conversely, if they believe it will fall, they will sell the currency pair.

Cable futures: Traders can also use futures contracts to speculate on the future price movements of the cable. By purchasing cable futures, they make agreements to buy or sell the currency pair at a future date at a predetermined price.

Cable options: Traders can purchase cable options to hedge their currency exposure or to speculate on the price movements of the cable without owning the currency pair. By buying cable options, they have the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell the cable on or before a certain date.

Cable CFDs: Traders can buy cable CFDs to speculate on the price movements of the cable without owning the currency pair. CFDs enable them to go long or short, and traders can use leverage to increase the exposure of their position in the forex market.

 

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