Losing The Points

A currency trading term that describes when the banks' buying price in the forward market is lower than the selling price in the spot market. A trader is losing the points when he or she buys at one price now and then agrees to sell for less in the future. This is the opposite of earning the points.

For example, suppose that Peter buys the British pound at 2.2345 dollars per British pound in the spot and enters into a forward contract to sell the pound back at 2.2300 dollars per pound in the future. Peter is losing the points, in this case the 0.0045 dollars per pound.


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