Big Figure

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Definition of 'Big Figure'

The big figure in trading refers to the whole number part of a quoted price. This is sometimes also called the whole dollar, a handle or a stem. The term big figure is most often used in foreign currency (forex) markets.

If a currency pair are trading at 92.1715 bid and 92.1725 offered then traders will usually quote 1715 at 25 assuming that the trader already knows the big figure which can sometimes take days to change.

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