What is ‘Cambist’

The term “foreign exchange expert” refers to a person or broker who is considered to be knowledgeable about foreign exchange rates.

It is also possible to use the term cambist to refer to a book that contains information such as exchange rates for world currencies and other forms of money.

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.

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