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Cambist

What is 'Cambist'

An individual or broker considered to be an expert in foreign exchange rates.


Cambist may also refer to a book providing information, such as exchange rates on world currencies and other mediums of exchange.

Explaining 'Cambist'

The term comes from the Latin word "cambiere" which means "to exchange." With the advent of electronics and fast-paced trading, manuals and books detailing exchange rates fell out of favor. Today, the term is used as a throwback to describe professional currency traders.


Further Reading


Global microstructures: The virtual societies of financial markets
www.journals.uchicago.edu [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …

Global microstructures: The virtual societies of financial marketsGlobal microstructures: The virtual societies of financial markets
ecsocman.hse.ru [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …

Interest parity, purchasing power parity," risk premia," and Post Keynesian economic analysisInterest parity, purchasing power parity," risk premia," and Post Keynesian economic analysis
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …

“More than Rutting Bodies”: Cambist Films, Quality Independents, and the “Lost” Films of George A. Romero“More than Rutting Bodies”: Cambist Films, Quality Independents, and the “Lost” Films of George A. Romero
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …

Interest Parity Cambist Versus Academic InterpretationInterest Parity Cambist Versus Academic Interpretation
ruor.uottawa.ca [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …

Interest parity, risk premia, and Post Keynesian analysisInterest parity, risk premia, and Post Keynesian analysis
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… Economics itself, by contrast, has developed distinctive perspectives on finance and international money flows … Accordingly, cambist markets require attention to the role of individual traders, whose social … the market with social liquidity, which serves the market's economic liquidity …



Q&A About Cambist


What does the term "cambiere" mean?

The term "cambiere" means to exchange.

Why does Olaf Neddelsohn lead such a quiet life until he comes to Lord Iron's attention?

He leads such a quiet life because he doesn't want to attract any attention from Lord Iron; however, when he comes into his attention, he must face challenges that are impossible to overcome without help from others who also have been challenged by Lord Iron before him.

Who is the author of this story?

Daniel Abraham.

What is the name of the story?

The Cambist and Lord Iron.

What is a cambist?

A cambist is an individual or broker considered to be an expert in foreign exchange rates.

How many awards did it win or get nominated for?

This novelette won a Hugo Award for Best Novelette, a World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, and got nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Short Story.

Where was this story first published?

It was first published in Logorrhea, Good Words Make Good Stories (28). It was subsequently republished in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 28 (28), in Fantasy

What genre is this novelette considered to be?

A fantasy novelette.

How do you pronounce "cambist"?

You pronounce it like this /kæmbɪst/.

What does "Lord Iron" represent?

Lord Iron represents capitalism or money-making itself.

Who uses the term Cambist today?

Today, currency traders use this term as a throwback to describe professional currency traders.

How did the term Cambist come about?

The term Cambist came about with the advent of electronics and fast-paced trading.

What does "Cambist" mean?

A cambist is someone who deals with foreign exchange rates or currency trading.

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