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.

BREAKING DOWN 'Spot Next'

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.