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Sharpe Index
A measure of a portfolio's excess return relative to the total variability of the portfolio. Related: Treynor Index
Sharpe ratio
A risk-adjusted measurement of fund performance. Sharpe ratio is calculated by dividing the excess return of a fund over the risk-free rate (Treasury bonds) by its standard deviation. The higher the Sharpe ratio, the better a fund's risk-adjusted performance.
Short
One who has sold a contract to establish a market position and who has not yet closed out this position through an offsetting purchase; the opposite of a long. Related: Long
Short hedge
The sale of a futures contract(s) to eliminate or lessen the possible decline in value ownership of an approximately equal amount of the actual financial instrument or physical commodity. Related: Long hedge
Short position
In the cash market, a sale of securities not owned. The securities sold are borrowed. In the futures market, the sale of a futures contract with no offsetting long position. In the options market, the sale of an option with no offsetting long position.
Short Premium
Expectation that a move of the underlying in either direction will result in a theoretical decrease of the value of an option.
Short selling
Establishing a market position by selling a futures contract.
Short squeeze
A situation in which a lack of supply tends to force prices upward.
Short straddle
A straddle in which one put and one call are sold.
Short-Term Fund
A fund that invests primarily in securities with maturities of less than one year. Short-term funds include taxable money market funds and tax-exempt money market funds (also known as short-term municipal bond funds).
Short-term solvency ratios
Ratios used to judge the adequacy of liquid assets for meeting short-term obligations as they come due, including (1) the current ratio, (2) the acid-test ratio, (3) the inventory turnover ratio, and (4) the accounts receivable turnover ratio.
Shortfall risk
The risk of falling short of any investment target.
Signature Guarantee
A stamp or seal given by a bank or member of a domestic stock exchange that authenticates a signature. A signature guarantee is typically required by a mutual fund sponsor to conduct certain transactions, such as the change in ownership of an account.
Simple moving average
The mean, calculated at any time over a past period of fixed length.
Single-index model
Related: Market model
Sinking fund requirement
A condition included in some corporate bond indentures that requires the issuer to retire a specified portion of debt each year. Any principal due at maturity is called the balloon maturity.
Small cap
Refers to companies with a market capitalization between $1 billion and $250 million.
Small Company Growth Fund
A fund that seeks aggressive growth of capital by investing primarily in stocks of relatively small companies with the potential for rapid growth.
Small-firm effect
The tendency of small firms (in terms of total market capitalization) to outperform the stock market (consisting of both large and small firms).
Smoothing
A mathematical technique that removes excess data in order to maintain a correct evaluation of the underlying trend.
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