What is a Cambist?

A cambist is an expert in foreign exchange.

How Does a Cambist Work?

In the old days, a cambist relied on interpreting books of information about exchange rates between various currencies. The term comes from the Latin root word for 'to change.'

Why Does a Cambist Matter?

Thanks to the advent of technology and instantaneous, widespread availability of exchange rates, a cambist is now just a term to describe currency trades or other foreign exchange professionals.

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