Spot Next

DEFINITION of 'Spot Next'

A term used in foreign-currency trading. "Spot next" denotes the delivery of purchased currency on a day after the spot date. Spot-next contracts come in many lengths, such as spot one week, which implies delivery of the currency one week following the trade date.


The price for spot-next deliveries is adjusted for the extra time period. For example, a currency that is bought on Tuesday will settle on Friday; therefore, the price of the trade is determined on Friday.