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21. Society for World-wide Interbank Telecommunications Global electronic network for forex settlement, whose office is based in Belgium. Known for the SWIFT Code, which is an 8 or 11 alphanumeric character international standard that uniquely More…
22. Soft Market Where there are more sellers than buyers resulting in the potential for a quick downtrend.
23. Sovereign Risk Risk that a country will default on its bonds.
24. Speculative The condition where there is no guarantee that money will be made and tremendous risk that you will lose all your capital. The attraction to speculative trading is that you can make a great More…
25. Spike A larger than usual price movement. It can be caused by a financial institution entering an erroneous price that appears as a valid price, even though it gets corrected almost immediately. More…
26. Spot Buying and selling forex with the current date's price for valuation, but where settlement usually takes place in two days. Trades on FXTrade are settled immediately.
27. Spot Market Market where people buy and sell actual financial instruments (currencies) for two-day delivery.
28. Spot Price The current market price of a currency traded in the spot market. See also: Spot Market
29. Spot/Next Roll See Roll-Over.
30. Spread The value difference between the bid and ask price of a currency pair.
31. Square A condition where all positions in a dealer's books are closed.
32. Squeeze Central bank attempts to reduce the money supply in order to increase the price of money.
33. Stable Market A market that can accommodate huge volumes of buying and selling without large moves. For example, the trading of the EUR/USD pair.
34. Sterilization The process by which central banks offset intervention in the forex market by activities in the domestic money market.
35. Sterling Another name for the British Pound (GBP). The full, official name, pound sterling, (plural: pounds sterling) See also: British pound, GBP, Cable
36. Stochastics Oscillator The stochastics oscillator is a special type of oscillator used for technical analysis. Each type is derived from a different equation and focuses on different aspects of price action.
37. Stock Broker An agent in the buying and selling of stocks or other securities.
38. Stocky Traders' term for the Swedish Krona.
39. Stop Loss Order Order to buy or sell when a given price is reached or passed to liquidate part or all of an existing position.
40. Stop Loss Strategy A trading strategy that involves setting limit orders at different price levels to avoid incurring further losses. See also: Stop Loss Order

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