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  • Handle
    Every 100 pips in the FX market starting with 000.
  • Hawk/hawkish
    Hawkish is a term used in economics to describe a monetary policy that takes rigorous steps to control inflation, principally by means of raising interest rates. An inflation hawk will be less concerned with economic growth than they with reducing the likelihood of a recession.
  • Hedging
    Hedging is an investment technique to offset potential investment losses by purchasing correlated investments, expected to move in the opposite market direction.

    Hedging techniques are popular methods for investors to protect themselves from risky positions; they hedge their bets. It’s like having investment insurance. If a sudden price reversal occurs, the damage gets limited due to the hedge position.
  • Hit the bid
    To sell at the current market bid.
  • HK50/HKHI
    Names for the Hong Kong Hang Seng index.