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1. S/N Roll See Spot/Next Roll.
2. Same Day Transaction A position that is opened and closed on the same day.
3. Scalping (Forex trading) 1. a legitimate method of arbitrage of small price gaps created by the bid-ask spread. 2. a legitimate method of currency trading based on quick momentum trades triggered by order flow More…
4. Sell Limit Order An order to execute a transaction only at a specified price (the limit) or higher.
5. Sell Stop A limit order with a limit placed below the current market price. Once triggered, the limit order becomes a market order.
6. Selling Rate Same as the Ask or Offer rate.
7. Selling Short Selling a currency pair that involves being short the base currency and long the quote currency, with the intent of buying the currency pair at a later time when prices are lower in order More…
8. Settlement The physical delivery of currencies made when a contract matures. In forex, it is usually two days after the trade. In practice, traders don't take delivery, but profits and losses are More…
9. Settlement Date In forex, the date when physical delivery must take place. For most currency pairs it is two days after the trade date. However, the USD/CAD currency pair settles one day after its trade More…
10. Settlement Risk Loss as a result of one's counter-party being unable to settle.
11. Short Selling a currency pair that involves being short the base currency and long the quote currency, with the intent of buying the currency pair at a later time when prices are lower in order More…
12. Short Call An option that obliges the seller to sell the underlying asset to the buyer.
13. Short Covering Buying the exact same units of a currency pair to offset an earlier short sale of the same currency pair.
14. Short Position In foreign exchange, when a currency pair is sold, the position is said to be short. It is understood that the primary currency in the pair is 'short', and the secondary currency More…
15. Short Put An option which obliges the seller to buy the underlying asset from the buyer.
16. Short Sale See Selling Short.
17. Short Squeeze When short sellers frantically scramble to cover their short positions as the market is experiencing a sharp upward movement. The attempt exacerbates the problem because more buying makes More…
18. Shout Option An option that lets the holder lock in profits while continuing to participate in the movement of the underlying asset.
19. Sidelined When there is above ordinary interest in a currency pair, other major currency pairs that are thinly traded as a result of this are considered sidelined.
20. Slippage It's the experience of not getting filled at (or even very close to…) your expected price when you place a market order or stop loss. This can happen because either: market price is More…

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