WST (Samoan Tala)

DEFINITION of 'WST (Samoan Tala)'

The currency abbreviation for the Samoan tala (WST), the currency for Samoa. The Samoan tala is made up of 100 sene and is often presented with the symbol WS$, but is also represented by SAT, ST or T. The words "tala" and "sene" are Samoan equivalents to the English words "dollars" and "cents".

BREAKING DOWN 'WST (Samoan Tala)'

In 1967, the Samoan tala replaced the pound at a rate of 2 tala to 1 pound. This made the tala equivalent to the New Zealand dollar. The tala remained at parity with the New Zealand dollar until 1975.

RELATED TERMS
  1. NZD (New Zealand Dollar)

    The currency abbreviation or currency symbol for the New Zealand ...
  2. USD (United States Dollar)

    The currency abbreviation for the United States dollar (USD), ...
  3. NZD/USD (New Zealand Dollar/U.S. ...

    The abbreviation for the New Zealand dollar and U.S. dollar (NZD/USD) ...
  4. JMD

    The currency abbreviation or the currency symbol for the Jamacian ...
  5. Hard-Coded Stock

    This is a term that refers to a company's stock symbol or ticker ...
  6. KPW

    The currency symbol or currency abbreviation for the North Korean ...
Related Articles
  1. Personal Finance

    The Evolution Of Ticker Symbols

    The stock market has changed dramatically since its inception, but the use of ticker symbols has remained largely unchanged.
  2. Trading Strategies

    Simulator How-To Guide: Ticker Symbol Look Up

    As you noticed while you were buying shares of Wal-Mart, all brokerages (simulated or not) require you to input the company's stock symbol to place any trade. In fact, all stock exchanges ...
  3. Forex Education

    Forex Tutorial: Reading a Forex Quote and Understanding the Jargon

    One of the biggest sources of confusion for those new to the currency market is the standard for quoting currencies. In this section, we'll go over currency quotations and how they work in ...
  4. Forex Education

    Forex Currencies: Conclusion

    By Brian Perry Conclusion The currency markets are the largest and most actively traded financial markets in the world with daily trading volume of more than $3 trillion (Triennial Central ...
  5. Investing

    What Is Litecoin And How Does It Work?

    Litecoin is one of the major competitors to bitcoin. Litecoin differs from bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in various ways and may become a dominant cryptocurrency.
  6. Forex Education

    On This Day In Finance: July 6 - The United States Adopts The Dollar

    The U.S. adopts the dollar as a monetary unit.
  7. Stock Analysis

    5 Reasons West Pharmaceutical Services Should Be Shorted (WST)

    Discover why declining fundamentals, currency woes, high valuations and recent performance have set West Pharmaceutical stock up as a good candidate to short.
  8. Term

    Keeping Securities Clear With Ticker Symbols

    A ticker symbol is a group of characters that represent a specific, publicly traded security that’s listed on an exchange.
  9. Forex

    The 6 Most-Traded Currencies And Why They're So Popular

    Regardless of the reason, forex is an integral part of 21st century finance. And the more widely used and reliable the currency, the greater the likelihood of people buying and selling it every ...
  10. Forex Education

    Profiting From A Weak U.S. Dollar

    Learn how to allocate your investments when the U.S. dollar is down.
RELATED FAQS
  1. What is the name of the currency in New Zealand?

    The New Zealand currency is known as the New Zealand dollar. The currency was decimalized in 1967, and divided into 100 parts ... Read Answer >>
  2. Is there a world currency? If so, what is it?

    There is no such thing as a world currency. However, since World War II, the dominant or reserve currency of the world has ... Read Answer >>
  3. What's the difference between short-term investments in marketable securities and ...

    Most of the time, when an investor or analyst searches through the financial statements of a publicly traded company, he ... Read Answer >>
  4. How can I trade in cross currency pairs if my forex account is denominated in U.S. ...

    The forex market allows individuals to trade on nearly all of the currencies in the world. However, most of the trading is ... Read Answer >>
  5. Do hedge funds have ticker symbols?

    Discover whether or not hedge funds have ticker symbols, where you can find ticker symbols and the significance of a ticker ... Read Answer >>
  6. Where do companies keep their cash?

    If you have ever looked over a company's balance sheet, you have no doubt noticed the first account under the current asset ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  2. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  3. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
  4. Quarter - Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4

    A three-month period on a financial calendar that acts as a basis for the reporting of earnings and the paying of dividends.
  5. Weighted Average Cost Of Capital - WACC

    Weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is a calculation of a firm's cost of capital in which each category of capital is ...
  6. Basis Point (BPS)

    A unit that is equal to 1/100th of 1%, and is used to denote the change in a financial instrument. The basis point is commonly ...
Trading Center