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Most forex selling price quotes have the US greenback (USD) as its base forex (immediate quote). As a result it is straightforward to determine the cost as it is usually 1 US dollar equals no matter what cost the quote currency is displaying. Even so, there are exceptions to this rule. There are four forex pairs that entails the US dollar but wherever the US greenback is not the base forex but the quote forex (indirect quote).
The Australian greenback (AUD), the British sterling Pound (GBP), the Euro dollar (EUR), and the New Zealand dollar (NZD) are the 4 currency pairs the place the US dollar is not the base forex but the quote currency.
For illustration, a selling price quote on the GBP/USD of 1.8800 would suggest that 1 British Pound is equal to one.8800 US dollars. Similarly, if the price tag the GBP/USD forex pair improves it would mean that the British Pound (GBP) has appreciated from the US dollar or that the US greenback has weakened versus the British Pound (GBP).
Conversely, if the price tag the GBP/USD currency pair goes down it would signify that the British Pound (GBP) has weakened versus the US greenback or that the US dollar has strengthened from the British Pound (GBP).
Finally, there are three sorts of estimates. Firstly, a direct quote in which the US greenback (USD) is reflected as the base currency. 2nd, an indirect quote where the US dollar (USD) is reflected as a quote currency rather than a base currency (as higher than instance). Third as a cross quote exactly where the US greenback (USD) is not quoted in the forex pair, e.g. GBP/EUR.