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FX Market round-up: The least used sentences in FX

An e-mail has been circulating, purportedly detailing certain phrases unlikely ever to be heard in any sell-side FX trading room. In no particular order, they are:

* I think my budget is very fair and achievable this year;

* This dollar/Swiss is very liquid today;

* No thanks, I don’t like beer;

* The bonuses were very generous this year;

* There are way too many hot-looking chicks in this dealing room;

* Nice fill – and keep a couple of ticks for yourself;

* My sales desk is brilliant;

* Our systems are fantastic and work really well;

* Japanese FX policy makes perfect sense to me;

* This dollar/Canada is easy;

* This hedge fund business is always full amount;

* The e-platform has never shafted me;

* That girl in the back office is an absolute genius;

* I wish this job had more useless and duplicative admin;

* Can I do your trade early on Monday?

* It’s great that senior management have a full understanding of the FX product;

* Do you mind watching my take profit orders please?

* Sell 100 euros at worst; and finally,

* Hey, turn the cricket off! I was watching Bloomberg TV.

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