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Settlement
The process by which a trade is entered into the books and records of the counterparts to a ...
Settlement Risk
The risk that one party will fail to deliver the terms of a contract with another party at the time ...
Short Position
An investment position that benefits from a decline in market price.
Single Payment Options Trading
A type of option product that allows an investor to set not only the conditions that need to be met ...
Spot Price
The current market price. Settlement of spot transactions usually occurs within two business days. ...
Spread
The difference between the bid and offer prices.
Sterling
slang for British Pound.
Stop Loss Order
Order type whereby an open position is automatically liquidated at a specific price. Often used to ...
Support Levels
A technique used in technical analysis that indicates a specific price ceiling and floor at which a ...
Swap
A currency swap is the simultaneous sale and purchase of the same amount of a given currency at a ...
Sentix Investor Confidence
Measures investor confidence towards the Euro-zone economy. A rising trend has a positive effect on ...
Swiss CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Swiss GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Swiss PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by manufacturers. It ...
Sentix Investor Confidence
The Sentix Investor Confidence Index rates the relative six-month economic outlook for the euro ...
Services PMI
The Euro-zone Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of ...
Services PMI
The Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
SNB Board Member Jordan Speaks
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Vice Chairman (May 2007 - January 2012) Thomas Jordan is to speak. In ...
SNB Chairman Roth Speaks
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Jean-Pierre Roth (March 2006 - December 2009) is to speak. As ...
St. Louis Fed President Poole Speaks
St. Louis Federal Reserve President and Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) voting member (March ...
SVME PMI
The Schweizerischer Verband für Materialwirtschaft und Einkauf (SVME) Purchasing Manager's ...
S&P/CS HPI Composite-20 n.s.a.
The S&P/Case-Shiller House Price Index measures the change in the selling price of single-family...
SECO Consumer Climate
The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Consumer Climate Index measures the level of ...
Sec Kashkari Speaks
Senior adviser to the to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Neel Kasharki is to speak. His ...
Spanish CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Spanish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Spanish Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Spanish PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures the change in the price of goods sold by manufacturers. It ...
Spanish Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Swedish Business Confidence
Business Confidence rates the current level of business conditions. It helps to analyze the economic...
Swedish CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Swedish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Swedish Interest Rate Decision
The Sveriges Riksbank Executive Board's decision on where to set the benchmark interest rate. ...
South Korean CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
South Korean Consumer Confidence
Business Confidence rates the current level of business conditions. It helps to analyze the economic...
South Korean Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
South Korean Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
South Korean GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
South Korean Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
South Korean Interest Rate Decision
The Bank of Korea (BOK) Monetary Policy Committee's decision on where to set the benchmark ...
South Korean Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Singaporean Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Singaporean Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Singaporean GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Singaporean Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Singaporean Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Spanish Unemployment Rate
The Unemployment Rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Spanish Business Confidence
The Business Confidence measures the current business conditions in Spain.<BR/> It helps the ...
Spanish Consumer Confidence
The Consumer Confidence measures the level of consumer confidence in economic activity. It is a ...
Spanish Trade Balance
The Trade Balance index measures the difference in worth between exported and imported goods ...
Spanish Government Budget Balance
The Spanish Government Budget Balance measures the difference in value between the Spanish ...
Spanish House Price Index
The House Price Index (HPI) measures the change in the selling price of homes. <BR/>This ...
Spanish industrial New Orders
The Industrial New Orders measures the change in the total value of Spanish manufacturers' new ...
SNB Chairman Hildebrand Speaks
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman Philipp M. Hildebrand's speech. As head of the central ...
SNB Chairman Thomas Jordan speaks
Swiss National Bank (SNB) Chairman April 2012 (Acting Chairman January 2011 - April 2012; Vice ...
Spanish 2-Year Bonos Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bonos del Estado or BDE ...
Spanish 10-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
Spanish 30-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
South African CPI
The Consumers Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by...
South African GDP
Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product is the total value of the finished goods and ...
South African PPI
The Production Price Index (PPI) for all commodities for South African consumption. All indices are ...
South African Unemployment Rate
Unemployed are those people within the economically active population who; (a)did not work during ...
South African Retail Sales
Retail trade refers to establishments that retail merchandise goods without processing to consumers ...
South African Interest Rate Decision
The interest rate at which the private (sector) banks borrow rands from the SA Reserve Bank ...
South African Manufacturing PMI
Industrial Production is a fixed-weight measure of physical output of the nation's factories, ...
South African Trade Balance
Exports free on board (f.o.b.) and Imports cost insurance freight (c.i.f.) are,in general, customs ...
Swedish Retail Sales
Retail trade excluding motor vehicles; including repair shops for personal and household ...
Swedish Unemployment Rate
The definition for an unemployed person is: Persons (16-65 years) who were available for work ...
Swedish Industrial Production
The industrial production index is calculated as a chain index. The weights used are value added ...
Swedish PPI
Producer Price Index (PPI) measures a change in the prices of goods and services, over a span of ...
Swedish Trade Balance
Trade balance is the difference between the value of country's exports and imports, over a ...
South Korean PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is designed to monitor changes in prices of items at the first ...
South Korean Service Sector Output
The Service Sector Output shows the volume of production of South Korean service industries. A ...
Spanish Manufacturing PMI
The Spanish Manufacturing PMI is a composite indicator designed to provide an overall view of ...
Spanish Services PMI
The Spanish Services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing...
Spanish 3-Month Letras Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Letras del Tesoro ...
Spanish 6-Month Letras Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Letras del Tesoro ...
Spanish 12-Month Letras Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Letras del Tesoro ...
Spanish 3-Year Bonos Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bonos del Estado or BDE ...
Spanish 4-Year Bonos Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bonos del Estado or BDE ...
Spanish 5-Year Bonos Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Bonos del Estado or BDE ...
Spanish 6-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
Spanish 7-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
Spanish 8-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
Spanish 9-Year Obligacion Auction
The figures displayed in the calendar represent the average yield on the Obligaciones del Estado or ...
South Korean CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
South Korean GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
South Korean Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
South Korean PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) is designed to monitor changes in prices of items at the first ...
South Korean FX Reserves - USD
Foreign exchange reserves are only the foreign currency deposits held by central banks and monetary ...
South Korean HSBC Manufacturing PMI
The PMI index measures the activity level of purchasing managers in the manufacturing sector. A ...
South Korean M2 Money supply
Monetary aggregates, known also as "money supply", is the quantity of currency available ...
South Korean Manufacturing BSI Index
BSI is conducted to investigate overall business trend by surveying how the companies feel on ...
South Korean Current Account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Singaporean Bank Landing
Bank Lending measures the change in the total value of outstanding bank loans issued to consumers ...
Singaporean Business Expectations
Business expectations of the manufacturing sector. Forcast for the next quarter. A plus sign ...
Singaporean PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing managers...
Slovakian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Slovakian GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Slovakian Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Slovakian Trade Balance
The Trade Balance measures the difference in value between imported and exported goods and services ...
Swedish Household Lending Growth
Housing loans include loans to households with collateral in the form of single-family dwellings, ...
Swedish Manufacturing PMI
The Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) measures the activity level of purchasing ...
Spanish Unemployment Change
Spanish Unemployment Change measures the change in the number of unemployed people during the ...
Services PMI
BNZ-BusinessNZ PSI is a monthly survey of the services sector providing an early indicator of ...
S&P/CS HPI Composite-20 n.s.a.
The Case-Shiller index prices are measured monthly and tracks repeat sales of houses using a ...
Swiss CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Swiss GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Swiss Industrial orders
Swiss Industrial oreders measures the value of orders received in a given period of time. A higher ...
Swiss PPI
The Producer Price Index (PPI) measures average changes in prices received by domestic producers for...
Spanish CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Spanish Current account
The Current Account index measures the difference in value between exported and imported goods, ...
Spanish GDP estimate - NOT TO USE
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Spanish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Spanish HICP
Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, is the same as CPI, but with a joint basket of products for all...
Spanish HICP
Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, is the same as CPI, but with a joint basket of products for all...
Services PMI
The Service PMI release is published monthly by Markit Economics. The data are based on surveys of ...
Singaporean GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Singaporean Industrial Production
Industrial Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output produced ...
Singaporean Retail Sales
Retail Sales measure the change in the total value of inflation-adjusted sales at the retail level. ...
Singaporean CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Singaporean Foreign Reserves USD
FX Reserves measures the foreign assets held or controlled by the country's central bank. The ...
South Korean Exports
The export prices number tracks price changes of goods. The figure is used to determine whether a ...
South Korean Import Price Index
The Import Price Index measures the change in the price of imported goods purchased ...
Slovakian CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
South African CPI
The Consumers Price Index (CPI) measures the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by...
South African GDP
Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product is the total value of the finished goods and ...
South African PPI
The Production Price Index (PPI) for all commodities for South African consumption. All indices are ...
Swedish CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in the price of goods and services from the ...
Swedish GDP
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) measures the annualized change in the inflation-adjusted value of all ...
Swedish Industrial Production
The industrial production index is calculated as a chain index. The weights used are value added ...
Swedish PPI
Producer Price Index (PPI) measures a change in the prices of goods and services, over a span of ...
Swedish Retail Sales
Retail trade excluding motor vehicles; including repair shops for personal and household ...
Swedish CPIF
Sweden, Consumer Prices, By Commodity, Special Indexes, Underlying inflation CPIF, Index. The ...
Swedish CPIF
Sweden, Consumer Prices, By Commodity, Special Indexes, Underlying inflation CPIF, Index. The ...
South African Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
South African Core CPI
The Core Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the changes in the price of goods and services, ...
South African Current Account
Balance of payments is a set of accounts recording all economic transactions between the residents ...
Swedish Current Account
Current account records the values of the following: =- TRADE BALANCE - exports and Imports of goods...
South Korean Import Growth
Exports free on board (f.o.b.) and Imports cost insurance freight (c.i.f.) are, in general, customs ...
South African M3 Money Supply
The terms M1, M2, M3 refer to the monetary aggregates. Monetary Aggregate or money supply is the ...
South African Manufacturing Production
Manufacturing Production measures the change in the total inflation-adjusted value of output ...
Swedish Registered Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate measures the percentage of the total work force that is unemployed and ...
Swedish Consumer Confidence
The consumer confidence index is based on interviews with consumers about their perceptions of the ...
South Korean Export Growth
Exports of goods and services consist of transactions in goods and services (sales, barter, gifts or...
South African Gross $Gold & Forex Reserves (USD)
Total of a country's gold holdings and convertible foreign currencies held in its central bank. ...
South African Total New Vehicle Sales
Retail sales data represents total consumer purchase from retail stores. It provides valuable ...
South African Total New Vehicle Sales
Retail sales data represents total consumer purchase from retail stores. It provides valuable ...
S&P/CS HPI Composite - 20 s.a.
House price index is a statistic designed to reflect the average change of house prices across the ...
South African Current Account % of GDP
Balance of payments is a set of accounts recording all economic transactions between the residents ...
South African Net $Gold & Forex Reserves (USD)
Total of a country's gold holdings and convertible foreign currencies held in its central bank. ...
Singapore Non-Oil Exports
Exports of goods and services consist of transactions in goods and services (sales, barter, gifts or...
Singapore Non-Oil Exports
Exports of goods and services consist of transactions in goods and services (sales, barter, gifts or...
Slovakian Current Account Balance
Balance of payments is a set of accounts recording all economic transactions between the residents ...
South African Prime Rate
Prime overdraft rate (predominant rate) is th benchmark rate at which private banks lend out to the ...
Swiss 3M Target LIBOR Rate
Policy Rates, 3 Month LIBOR Target Range, Mid Price
South African Business Confidence
Confidence indicator is a measure of the mood of consumers or businesses. It is usually based on a ...
Swedish Consumer Confidence, n.s.a.
Confidence indicator is a measure of the mood of consumers or businesses. It is usually based on a ...
Swedish Manufacturing Confidence
Confidence indicator is a measure of the mood of consumers or businesses. It is usually based on a ...
South African Private Sector Credit Extension
Credit extended by a country's central bank to domestic borrowers, including the government and ...
Swedish Capacity Utilization
Capacity utilization is the extent to which a country actually uses its potential production ...
Swedish Manufacturing New Orders
New orders measure the value of orders received in a given period of time. They are legally binding ...
Semi Book/Bill Ratio
The SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) book-to- bill is a ratio of ...
Slovakian Final Quarterly GDP
Gross National Product and Gross Domestic Product is the total value of the finished goods and ...
Slovakian Unemployment Rate
The unemployment rate represents the number of unemployed persons expressed as a percentage of the ...
South African Unemployment Total
Unemployment is the total number of all persons above a specified age, who in a short reference ...
Slovakian Core CPI
Core inflation quantifies growth rate of price level on incomplete consumer basket. From the ...
Slovakian Core CPI
Core inflation quantifies growth rate of price level on incomplete consumer basket. From the ...
Slovakian EU Normalized CPI
The HICP are designed expressly for international comparisons of consumer price inflation across EU ...
Slovakian EU Normalized CPI
The HICP are designed expressly for international comparisons of consumer price inflation across EU ...
Singapore URA Property Index
Construction industry provides information on construction output and activity. Such information ...