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Forex glossary letter S



Here are all the definitions of the terms starting with the letter S. If your are looking for the definition of specific term or if you want to add your own definition, please contact us.

S-N roll : See Spot-Next roll.
Same Day Transaction : A transaction that matures on the day the transact...
Sandwich Spread : Same as a butterfly spread.
Sangu : See Sangu (three gaps).
Sanpei : See Sanpei (three parallel bars).
Sanpo : See Sanpo (three methods).
Sansen : See Sansen (three rivers).
Sanzan : See Sanzan (three mountains).
SAR : (1) Stands for stop-and-reverse. See Parabolic SAR. (2) ISO 4217 cu...
Sashikomi : A bearish two-day candlestick combination. It consists of amo...
saucer : See Rounded top.
SBD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Solomon Islands, called Do...
Scalping : A strategy of buying at the bid and selling at the offer as so...
SCR : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Seychelles, called Rupees.
SDD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Sudan, called Dinars. [no ...
SDG : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Sudan, called Pounds.
SDR : See Special Drawing Right.
SEK : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Sweden, called Kronor.
Sell Limit Order : An order to execute a transaction only at a specified ...
Selling Rate : Rate at which a bank is willing to sell foreign currency.
Selling Short : A situation where a currency has been sold with the inten...
Series : All options of the same class which share a common strike price ...
Settlement : The process by which a trade is entered into the books and r...
Settlement Date : The date by which an executed order must be settled by ...
Settlement Price : The official closing price for a future set by the cle...
Settlement Risk : Risk associated with the non settlement of the transact...
SGD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Singapore, called Dollars.
Shitakage : Lower shadow of the candlestick. (See Candlestick chart.)
Shooting star : The inverted hammer and shooting star look exactly alike,...
Short : See short position.
Short Contracts : Contracts with up to six months to delivery.
Short Covering : Buying to unwind a shortage of a particular currency or ...
Short Forward Date-Rate : The term short forward refers to a period of up...
Short position : In foreign exchange, when a currency pair is sold, the p...
Short Sale : The sale of a currency futures not owned by the seller at th...
Short Squeeze : The pressure on short sellers to cover their positions as...
Short straddle : A compound option that consists of a short CALL and a sh...
Short strangle : A compound option that consists of a short CALL and a sh...
Short-Short Position : A shortage of assets in a particular currency. See...
Short-Term Interest Rates : Normally the 90 day rate.
Shorts : See Short Forward Date-Rate.
SHP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Saint Helena, called Pound...
SI : See Swing Index.
Simple moving average or arithmetic mean : An average of a predetermined ...
SIT : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Slovenia, called Tolars. [...
SITC : See Standard International Trade Classification.
SKK : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Slovakia, called Koruny.
SLL : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Sierra Leone, called Leone...
Slow stochastics : A version of the original stochastic oscillator. The n...
Snake : The nickname of the European Joint Float Agreement´s 2.25 p...
Society for World-wide Interbank Telecommunications : Abbreviated SWIFT. It´s a B...
Society of Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications : Abbreviated SWIFT. An aut...
SOFFEX : See Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange.
Soft Market : More potential sellers than buyers, which creates an enviro...
SOS : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Somalia, called Shillings.
Special Drawing Right : Abbreviated SDR. A standard basket of five major ...
Speedlines : Support or resistance lines that divide the range of the tre...
spike : See V-formation.
spinning tops : See Koma.
SPL : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Seborga, called Luigini.
Split Date : See Broken Date.
Spot : (1) The most common foreign exchange transaction. (2) Spot or Spot...
Spot deal : A foreign exchange deal that consists of a bilateral contract...
Spot Market : Market where people buy and sell actual financial instrumen...
Spot Month : The contract month closest to delivery.
Spot Next : The overnight swap from the spot date to the next business da...
Spot Price : See Spot Rate.
Spot Price-Rate : The price at which the currency is currently trading in...
Spot Rate : The price at which the currency is currently trading in the s...
Spot Week : A standard period of one week swap measured from the current ...
Spot-Next roll : The process of moving the spot settlement value date on ...
Spread : (l)The difference between the bid and ask price of a currency. (...
Square : Purchase and sales are in balance and thus the dealer has no ope...
Squawk Box : A speaker connected to a phone often used in broker trading ...
Squeeze : Action by a central bank to reduce supply in order to increase ...
SRD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Suriname, called Dollars.
Stable Market : An active market which can absorb large sale or purchases...
Stagflation : Recession or low growth in conjunction with high inflation ...
Standard : A term referring to certain normal amounts and maturities for ...
Standard and Poors : A US firm engaged in assessing the financial health ...
Standard Deviation : See Standard Deviation Volatility.
Standard Deviation Volatility : A statistical indicator that describes a ...
Standard International Trade Classification : Abbreviated SITC. A system ...
STD : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in São Tome and Princi...
Sterilization : Central Bank activity in the domestic money market to red...
Sterilized intervention : A central bank intervention in the foreign exch...
Sterling : British pound, otherwise known as Cable.
Stochastic Oscillator Fast : See Stochastic Oscillator (Fast, Slow, and F...
Stochastic Oscillator Full : See Stochastic Oscillator (Fast, Slow, and F...
Stochastic Oscillator Slow : See Stochastic Oscillator (Fast, Slow, and F...
Stochastics Oscillators : that consist of two lines called %K and %D. Vis...
StochRSI : A technical indicator that helps traders see what the RSI indi...
Stocky : Market slang for Swedish Krona.
Stop : See Stop Loss Order.
Stop Loss Order : Order given to ensure that , should a currency weaken b...
Stop Order : See Stop Loss Order.
Straddle : The simultaneous purchase/sale of both CALL and PUT options fo...
Straight : A bond with unquestioned right to repayment of principal and i...
Straight Date : See fixed dates.
Strap : A combination of two calls and one put.
Strike Price : Also called Exercise Price. The price at which an options ...
Strip : A combination of two puts and one call.
Support level : The troughs representing the level at which demand exceed...
Support Levels : When an exchange rate depreciates or appreciates to a le...
SVC : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in El Salvador, called Colone...
Swap : The simultaneous purchase and sale of the same amount of a given c...
Swap deal : A foreign exchange deal that consists of a spot deal and a fo...
Swap Price : A price as a differential between two dates of the swap.
Swap Rate : See Forward Margin.
Swaption : An option to enter into a swap contract.
SWIFT : See Society for World-wide Interbank Telecommunications.
Swing Index : Abbrieviated SI. A momentum oscillator that is plotted on a...
Swiss Options and Financial Futures Exchange : Abbreviated SOFFEX. A full...
Swissy : Market slang for Swiss Franc.
Switch : See Deposit Swap.
Symmetrical triangle : A triangle continuation formation in which the sup...
Synthetic CALL option : A combination of a long currency and a long curre...
Synthetics : Options or futures that create a position that is able to be...
SYP : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Syria, called Pounds.
SZL : ISO 4217 currency code, Currency used in Swaziland, called Emalange...




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