Financial Acronyms Terms

  1. After-Hours Trading - AHT

  2. Agricultural Sector Investment Program - ASIP

  3. Athens Stock Exchange - ATHEX

  4. AUD

  5. AUD/USD (Australian Dollar/U.S. Dollar)

  6. Bahrain Stock Exchange - BSE

  7. Barrel Of Oil Equivalent (BOE)

  8. Beirut Stock Exchange - BSE

  9. Bermuda Stock Exchange - BSX

  10. Bolsa Boliviana de Valores - BBV

  11. Brazil, Russia, India And China - BRIC

  12. CAD

  13. Cash Return On Gross Investment - CROGI

  14. Center For Research In Security Prices - CRSP

  15. Certificate of Participation - COP

  16. Certified Investment Management Consultant - CIMC

  17. Certified Investment Management Specialist - CIMS

  18. Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

  19. Chartered Business Valuator - CBV

  20. Chartered Investment Counselor - CIC

  21. CHF

  22. Chief Financial Officer - CFO

  23. China Securities Regulatory Commission - CSRC

  24. Chinese Depositary Receipt - CDR

  25. CINS Number

  26. CLP (Chilean Peso)

  27. CNY

  28. CNY (China Yuan Renminbi)

  29. Collateralized Debt Obligation - CDO

  30. Commercial Paper Funding Facility - CPFF

  31. Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance - CPPI

  32. Cost Per Click - CPC

  33. Cost Per Thousand - CPM

  34. Cost, Insurance and Freight - CIF

  35. Cumulative Volume Index - CVI

  36. Currency Pair: EUR/USD (Euro/U.S. Dollar)

  37. Currency Symbol STD (Sao Tome & Principe Dobra)

  38. Customer Type Indicator Codes - CTI

  39. Deferred Acquisition Costs - DAC

  40. Delivered Ex Ship - DES

  41. Deposit/Withdrawal At Custodian - DWAC

  42. Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation - DTCC

  43. Direct Participation Program - DPP

  44. Dividend Enhanced Convertible Stock - DECS

  45. Do It Right The First Time - DRIFT

  46. Earnings Before Interest & Tax - EBIT

  47. Earnings Before Interest After Taxes - EBIAT

  48. Earnings Before Interest, Tax and Depreciation - EBITD

  49. Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Restructuring or Rent Costs - EBITDAR

  50. Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Depletion, Amortization and Exploration Expenses - EBITDAX

  51. Earnings Before Tax - EBT

  52. Electronic Communication Network (ECN)

  53. Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval - EDGAR

  54. Employee Benefits Security Administration - EBSA

  55. Employee Stock Option - ESO

  56. Employee Stock Ownership Plan - ESOP

  57. Employment Cost Index - ECI

  58. Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP

  59. Euro Medium Term Note - EMTN

  60. Europe, Australasia, Far East - EAFE

  61. European Economic and Monetary Union - EMU

  62. Ex Works - EXW

  63. GBP/USD (British Pound/U.S. Dollar)

  64. General Collateral Financing Trades - GCF

  65. Generally Accepted Auditing Standards - GAAS

  66. Global Industry Classification Standard - GICS

  67. Government-Sponsored Enterprise - GSE

  68. Group of Five - G-5

  69. Group Of Seven - G-7

  70. Harmonized Index Of Consumer Prices - HICP

  71. Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model - HJM Model

  72. HNL

  73. Home Equity Line Of Credit - HELOC

  74. HTG

  75. HUF

  76. HyperText Markup Language - HTML

  77. IDR

  78. IEP (Irish Pound)

  79. ILS

  80. Implied Volatility - IV

  81. Incentive Stock Option - ISO

  82. INR

  83. Institutional Brokers' Estimate System - IBES

  84. Internal Rate Of Return - IRR

  85. International Banking Facility - IBF

  86. International Securities Identification Number - ISIN

  87. IQD

  88. IRR

  89. Irrevocable Letter Of Credit - ILOC

  90. ISK

  91. ISP (Internet Service Provider)

  92. JMD

  93. JOD

  94. JOD (Jordanian Dinar)

  95. JPY

  96. JPY (Japanese Yen)

  97. Just In Case - JIC

  98. Keidanren

  99. KES

  100. KES (Kenyan Shilling)

Hot Definitions
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    An investment's annual rate of interest when compounding occurs more often than once a year. Calculated as the following:
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    Two options with different market prices that an investor trades on the same underlying security. The higher priced option is purchased and the lower premium option is sold - both at the same time. The higher the debit spread, the greater the initial cash outflow the investor will incur on the transaction.
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    Money borrowed by one country from another country and then misappropriated by national rulers. A nation's debt becomes odious debt when government leaders use borrowed funds in ways that don't benefit or even oppress citizens. Some legal scholars argue that successor governments should not be held accountable for odious debt incurred by earlier regimes, but there is no consensus on how odious debt should actually be treated.
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