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Acronyms are abbreviations and a number of Acronyms float around in the World of Finance. In case, one does not know the meaning of the same, the entire issue, discussion, point of observation, etc. may not be understood correctly. Although it is often said that use of Acronyms should be restricted to the bare minimum, in the real life scenario, their use is increasing and they are "invented" on a regular basis. A list of popular acronyms are appended below with their expanded form.

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0-9Edit

AEdit

A
A Nasdaq symbol indicating that stocks of a particular company are class A stocks.
AAA
Triple-A (AAA) rated Bonds are the highest rated bonds and are considered very safe.
AAF
Asset Allocation Fund
AAGR
Average Annual Growth Rate
AAR
Average Annual Return
ABB
Activity Based Budgeting
ABC
Activity Based Costing
ABF
Asian Bond Fund
ABI
Absolute Breadth Index
ABS
Automated Bond System
ACB
Adjusted Cost Base
ABM
Activity Based Management
ACRS
Accelerated Cost Recovery System
ACATS
Automated Customer Account Transfer Service
ACT
Automated Confirmation Transaction Service
AD
Advance/Decline Line
ADF
Andorran Franc
ADR
American Depositary Receipt
ADS
American Depositary Share
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line
ADTV
Average Daily Trading Volume
ADX
Average Directional Index
AED
U.A.E. Dirham
AER
Annual Equivalent Rate
AFA
Afghanistan Afghani
AGI
Adjusted Gross Income
AGM
Annual General Meeting
AHT
After-Hours Trading
AIR
Assumed Interest Rate
ALL
Albanian Lek
AMEX
American Stock Exchange
AMPS
Auction Market Preferred Stock
APT
Arbitrage Pricing Theory
AMT
Alternative Minimum Tax
ANG
Netherlands Antilles Guilder
AON
Angolan New Kwanza
AON
All Or None
AP
Accounts Payable
APR
Annual Percentage Rate
APV
Adjusted Present Value
APY
Annual Percentage Yield
AQO
Average Qualitative Opinion
AR
Accounts Receivable
ARM
Adjustable-Rate Mortgage
ARR
Accounting Rate of Return
ARS
Argentinian Nuevo Peso
ASCOT
Asset Swapped Convertible Option Transaction
ASX
Australian Stock Exchange
ATHEX
Athens Stock Exchange
ATOI
After Tax Operating Income
ATR
Average True Range
ATS
Austrian Schillings
AUD
Australian dollar
AUM
Assets Under Management
AWG
Aruba Guilder
AXJ
Asia Ex-Japan

BEdit

BA
Banker's Acceptance
BAN
Bond Anticipation Note
BBD
Barbados Dollar
BBV
Bolsa Boliviana de Valores
BCE
Board Certified In Estate Planning
BCR
Benefit Cost Ratio
B/D
Barrels Per Day
BDC
Business Development Company
BDT
Bangladesh Taka
BEY
Bond Equivalent Yield
BGN
Bulgarian Lev
BHD
Bahraini Dinar
BI
Beginning Inventory
BIC
Bank Investment Contract
BIF
Burundi Franc
BIMBO
Buy-In Management Buyout
BIS
Bank For International Settlements
BMD
Bermudian Dollar
BND
Brunei Dollar
BOB
Bolivian Boliviano
BOD
Board Of Directors
BOE
Bank of England
BOJ
Bank Of Japan
BOP
Balance Of Payments
BOT
Balance Of Trade
BPS
Basis Point
BRL
Brazilian Real
BSD
Bahamanian Dollar
BSE
Bahrain Stock Exchange
BSE
Beirut Stock Exchange
BSX
Bermuda Stock Exchange
BTN
Bhutan Ngultrum
BWP
Botswana Pula
BZP
Belize Dollar

CEdit

CAD
Canadian Dollar
CAF
Currency Adjustment Factor
CAGR
Compound Annual Growth Rate
CAPEX
Capital Expenditure
CAS
Certified Annuity Specialist
CATC
Chicago Analytic Trading Company
CAV
Compound Accreted Value
CBOE
Chicago Board Options Exchange
CCA
Capital Cost Allowance
CCAPM
Consumption Capital Asset Pricing Model
CCC
Cash Conversion Cycle
CCI
Consumer Confidence Index
CCLIA
Connie Lee - College Construction Loan Insurance Association
CCMA
Canadian Capital Markets Association
CCS
Current Cost of Supplies
CD
Certificate Of Deposit
CDA
Capital Dividend Account
CDO
Collateralized Debt Obligation
CDPU
Cash Distribution Per Unit
CDSC
Contingent Deferred Sales Charge
CDR
Chinese Depositary Receipt
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CEPS
Cash Earnings Per Share
CER
Coupon Equivalent Rate
CESG
Canada Education Savings Grant
CF
Cash Flow
CFA
Chartered Financial Analyst
CFAT
Cash Flow After Taxes
CFO
Chief Financial Officer
CFPS
Cash Flow Per Share
CFR
Cost and Freight
CFROI
Cash Flow Return on Investment
CFS
Certified Fund Specialist
CFTB
Commodities Futures Trade Board
CFTC
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CHF
Swiss franc
CIC
Chartered Investment Councelor
CIF
Cost, Insurance and Freight
CIMC
Certified Investment Management Consultant
CIMS
Certified Investment Management Specialist
CINS
CUSIP International Numbering System
CIPF
Canadian Investor Protection Fund
CISO
Chief Information Security Officer
CIV
Calculated Intangible Value
CLN
Credit Linked Note
CLO
Collateralized Loan Obligation
CLP
Chili Peso
CLTV
Combined Loan To Value Ratio
CMB
Cash Management Bill
CMBS
Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
CMHC
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
CML
Capital Market Line
CMO
Collateralized Mortgage Obligation
CMP
Civil Money Penalty
CMT
Chartered Market Technician
CNY
China Yuan Renminbi
COBRA
Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act
COCOS
Contingent Convertibles
COD
Cash On Delivery
COGS
Cost Of Goods Sold
COLI
Company Owned Life Insurance
COP
Colombian Peso
CPC
Cost Per Click
CPM
Cost Per Thousand
COO
Chief Operating Officer
COP
Certificate of Participation
COUGRS
Certificate of Government Receipts
CPA
Certified Public Accountant
CPF
Central Provident Fund
CPG
Consumer Packaged Goods
CPI
Consumer Price Index
CPR
Conditional Prepayment Rate
CRA
Canada Revenue Agency
CRB
Commodity Research Bureau Index
CRC
Costa Rican Colon
CROGI
Cash Return on Gross Investment
CSC
Certified Senior Consultant
CSI
Commodity Selection Index
CSO
Chief Security Officer
CTA
Commodity Trading Advisor
CTD
Cheapest to Deliver
CTI
Customer Type Indicator Codes
CUP
Cuban Peso
CUSIP
Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
CV
Coefficient Of Variation
CVE
Cape Verde Escudo
CVI
Cumulative Volume Index
CVR
Contingent Value Rights
CYP
Cyprus Pound
CZK
Czech Koruna

DEdit

DAC
Deferred Acquisition Costs
DAIO
Down-and-In Option
DAOO
Down-and-Out Option
DAT
Direct Access Trading
DAX
German Stock Index
DCA
Dollar-Cost Averaging
DCF
Discounted Cash Flow
DDM
Dividend Discount Model
DECS
Dividend Enhanced Convertible Stock
DECS
Debt Exchangeable for Common Stock
DES
Delivered Ex Ship
DEWKS
Dually Employed With Kids
DINKS
Dual Income, No Kids
DIP
Debtor in Possession
DIP
Debtor-in-Possession Financing
DJ-AIGCI
Dow Jones AIG Commodity Index
DJF
Djibourti Franc
DJIA
Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJTA
Dow Jones Transportation Average
DJUA
Dow Jones Utility Average
DK
Don't Know
DKK
Danish Krone
DNI
Do Not Increase
DNR
Do Not Reduce
DLOM
Discounts For Lack Of Marketability
DMI
Directional Movement Index
DNI
Distributable Net Income
DOP
Dominican Republic Peso
DOT
Designated Order Turnaround
DPP
Direct Participation Program
DPO
Days Payable Outstanding
DSE
Dhaka Stock Exchange
DSCR
Debt-Service Coverage Ratio
DSI
Days Sales Of Inventory
DSO
Days Sales Outstanding
DRD
Dividends Received Deduction
DRIFT
Do It Right The First Time
DRIP
Dividend Reinvestment Plan
DSPP
Direct Stock Purchase Plan
DTC
Depository Trust Company
DTCC
Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
DTCT
Depository Trust Company Tracking
DTI
Debt-To-Income Ratio
DVP
Delivery Versus Payment
DWAC
Deposit/Withdrawal at Custodian

EEdit

EAFE
Europe, Australasia, Far East
EBIAT
Earnings Before Interest After Taxes
EBIDA
Earnings Before Interest, Depreciation And Amortization
EBIT
Earnings Before Interest & Tax
EBITD
Earnings Before Interest, Tax and Depreciation
EBITDA
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
EBITDAL
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization And Special Losses
EBITDAR
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Restructuring or Rent Costs
EBITDAX
Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Depletion, Amortization, and Exploration Expenses
EBO
Employee Buyout
EBSA
Employee Benefits Security Administration
EBT
Earnings Before Tax
ECB
European Central Bank
ECI
Employment Cost Index
ECM
Equity Capital Market
ECN
Electronic Communication Network
EDGAR
Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
EGP
Egyptian Pound.
EIC
Earned Income Credit
EITF
Emerging Issues Task Force
EKK
Estonian Kroon
ELN
Equity Linked Note
EMA
Exponential Moving Average
EMC
Equity Market Capitalization
EMEA
Europe, Middle East and Africa
EMH
Efficient Market Hypothesis
EMS
European Monetary System
EMTN
Euro Medium Term Note
EMU
European Economic and Monetary Union
EONIA
Euro Overnight Index Average
EOQ
Economic Order Quantity
EPP
Equity Premium Puzzle
EPS
Earnings Per Share
ERISA
Employee Retirement Income Security Act
ER
Expense Ratio
ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning
ESOT
Employee Share Ownership Trust
ESO
Employee Stock Option
ESOP
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
ETA
Employment And Training Administration
ETB
Ethiopian Birr
ETF
Exchange-Traded Fund
EUR
Euro
EURIBOR
Euro Interbank Offer Rate
EV/EBITDA
Ratio of Enterprise Value divided by Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization
EV
Enterprise Value
EVA
Economic Value Added
EVE
Economic Value Of Equity
EXW
Ex Works

FEdit

FAB
Five Against Bond Spread
FAR
Free Asset Ratio
FAS
Free Alongside
FASB
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FCC
Federal Communications Commission
FCF
Free Cash Flow
FCFF
Free Cash Flow For The Firm
FDA
Food And Drug Administration
FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FFCS
Federal Farm Credit System
FFE
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
FFO
Funds From Operations
FHLMC
Freddie Mac - Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp
FICO
FIE
Foreign-Invested Enterprise
FII
Foreign Institutional Investor
FJD
Fiji Dollar
FKP
Falkland Islands Pound
FLEX
Flexible Exchange Option
FLP
Family Limited Partnership
FMAN
February, May, August, and November
FOB
Free On Board
FOF
Flow Of Funds
FOK
Fill Or Kill
FOMC
Federal Open Market Committee
FRA
Forward Rate Agreement
FRB
Federal Reserve Board
FRN
Floating-Rate Note
FRODOR
Foreign Official Dollar Reserves
FSA
Flexible Spending Account
FTM
Forward Triangular Merger
FTC
Federal Trade Commission
FTOB
Frankfurter Termin- und Optionenbörse
FTSE
Financial Times (F-T) and London Stock Exchange (S-E)
FX
Forex
FY
Fiscal Year
FYA
First Year Allowance

GEdit

G-5
Group of Five
G-7
Group Of Seven
G10
Group of Ten
GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAAS
Generally Accepted Auditing Standards
GARP
Growth At A Reasonable Price
GATT
General Agreement On Tariffs And Trade
GBP
British pound
GCF
General Collateral Financing Trades
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
GDR
Global Depositary Receipt
GGM
Gordon Growth Model
GHC
Ghanian Cedi
GIC
Guaranteed Investment (Interest) Certificate
GIC
Guaranteed Investment Contract
GIP
Gibraltar Pound
GIPS
Global Investment Performance Standards
GLWB
Guaranteed Lifetime Withdrawal Benefit
GMD
Gambian Dalasi
GNF
Guinea Franc
GNP
Gross National Product
GO
General Obligation Bond
GPM
Gross Processing Margin
GRS
Global Registered Share
GSA
Glass-Steagall Act
GSCI
Goldman Sachs Commodity Index
GSE
Government-Sponsored Enterprise
GSRA
Government-Sponsored Retirement Arrangement
GTC
Good 'Till Canceled
GTM
Good This Month
GTQ
Guatemala Quetzal
GYD
Guyanese Dollar

HEdit

HDD
Heating Degree Day
HDHP
High-Deductible Health Plan
HIBOR
Hong Kong Interbank Offer Rate
HICP
Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices
HIFO
Highest In, First Out
HJM
Heath-Jarrow-Morton Model
HKD
Hong Kong dollar
HLT
Highly Leveraged Transaction
HNL
Honduran Lempira
HNWI
High Net Worth Individual
HOLDR
Holding Company Depository Receipt
HSA
Health Savings Account
HTG
Haitian Gourde
HTML
HyperText Markup Language
HUF
Hungarian Forint

IEdit

IAFE
International Association of Financial Engineers
IAN
Index Amortizing Note
IAS
International Accounting Standards
IB
Investment Bank
IB
Introducing Broker
IBAN
International Bank Account Number
IBES
Institutional Brokers' Estimate System
IBF
International Banking Facility
ICULS
Irredeemable Convertible Unsecured Loan Stock
IDA
Individual Development Account
IDR
Indonesian Rupiah
IDR
International Depository Receipt
IFRS
International Financial Reporting Standards
IDRB
Industrial Development Revenue Bonds
ILOC
Irrevocable Letter Of Credit
ILS
Israeli New Shekel
INR
Indian Rupee
IPA
Inflation-Protected Annuity
IPI
Industrial Production Index
IPO
Initial Public Offering
IPS
Inflation-Protected Security
IPS
Investment Policy Statement
IQD
Iraqi Dinar
IR
Investor Relations
IRA
Individual Retirement Account
IRP
Interest Rate Parity
IRR
Internal Rate Of Return
IRR
Iranian Rial
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
ISDA
International Swaps and Derivatives Association
ISK
Iceland Krona
ISLM
ISIN
International Securities Identification Number
ISMA
International Securities Market Association
ISO
Incentive Stock Option
ISP
Internet Service Provider
IV
Implied Volatility

JEdit

JAJO
January, April, July, and October
JCP
Junior Capital Pool
JIC
Just In Case
JIT
Just In Time
JMD
Jamaican Dollar
JOD
Jordanian Dina
JPY
Japanese yen
JTIC
Joint Tenants in Common
JTWROS
Joint Tenants with Right of Survivorship

KEdit

KES
Kenyan Shilling
KHR
Cambodian Riel
KMF
Comoros Franc
KOSPI
Korean Composite Stock Price Indexes
KPW
North Korean Won
KRW
Korean Won
KSOP
KWD
Kuwaiti Dinar
KYC
Know Your Client
KYD
Cayman Islands Dollar
KZT
Kazakhstan Tenge

LEdit

LAK
Laos Kip
LBP
Lebanese Pound
LBO
Leveraged Buyout
LDI
Liability Driven Investment
LFY
Last Full Year
LGAP
Lady Godiva Accounting Principles
LIBID
London Interbank Bid Rate
LIBOR
London Interbank Offered Rate
LIFO
Last In, First Out
LLC
Limited Liability Company
LKR
Sri Lankan Rupee
LP
Limited Partnership
LRIC
Long Run Incremental Cost
LRATC
Long-Run Average Total Cost
LRD
Liberian Dollar
LSL
Lesotho Loti
LTCM
Long-Term Capital Management
LTL
Lithuanian Litas
LTM
Last Twelve Months
LTV
Loan To Value Ratio
LVL
Latvian Lat
LYD
Libyan Dinar
LYON
Liquid Yield Option Note

MEdit

MA
Moving Average
MACD
Moving Average Convergence Divergence
MACRS
Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System
MAD
Moroccan Dirham
M&M
Modigliani-Miller Theorem
MBA
Master Of Business Administration
MBM
Maturity by Maturity Bidding
MBO
Municipals-Over-Bonds Spread
MBO
Management Buyout
MCI
Monetary Conditions Index
MEBO
Management And Employee Buyout
MIRR
Modified Internal Rate Of Return
MIT
Market If Touched
MJSD
March, June, September, and December
MMDA
money market demand account
MMK
Myanmar Kyat
MNC
Multinational Corporation
MNT
Mongolian Tughrik
MOC
Market On Close
MOP
Macau Pataca
MPT
Modern Portfolio Theory
MPC
Marginal Propensity To Consume
MRO
Mauritanian Ouguiya
MRQ
Most Recent Quarter
MTA
Market Technicians Association
MTL
Maltese Lira
MTM
Mark To Market
MTN
Medium Term Note
MUICP
Monetary Union Index of Consumer Prices
MUR
Mauritius Rupee
MVA
Market Value Added
MVQ
Market versus Quote
MVR
Maldive Rufiyaa
MWK
Malawi Kwacha
MXP
Mexican peso
MYR
Malaysian Ringgit
MZM
Mozambique Metical
MZM
Money Zero Maturity

NEdit

NAD
Namibia Dollar
NAIC
National Association of Investors Corporation
NAICS
North American Industry Classification System
NAL
Net Advantage To Leasing
NAV
Net Asset Value
NAVPS
Net Asset Value Per Share
NCAVPS
Net Current Asset Value Per Share
NAREIT
National Association Of Real Estate Investment Trusts
NASD
National Association of Securities Dealers
NASDAQ
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
NBBO
National Best Bid and Offer
NCD
Negotiable Certificate Of Deposit
NCIB
Normal-Course Issuer Bid
NDF
Non-Deliverable Forward
NDS
Non-Deliverable Swap
NFA
National Futures Association
NGN
Nigerian Naira
NI
Net Income
NIF
Note Issuance Facility
NIMS
Net Interest Margin Securities
NIO
Nicaraguan Cordoba
NMF
No Meaningful Figure
NMS
National Market System
NMS
Normal Market Size
NOB
Note Against Bond Spread
NOI
Net Operating Income
NOK
Norwegian Krone
NOL
Net Operating Loss
NOPAT
Net Operating Profit After Tax
NOPLAT
Net Operating Profit Less Adjusted Taxes
NOW
Negotiable Order of Withdrawal (NOW) Account
NPL
Non Performing Loan
NPR
Nepal Rupee
NPV
Net Present Value
NRD
National Registration Database
NSCC
National Securities Clearing Corporation
NSMIA
National Securities Markets Improvement Act
NT
Near Term
NVI
Negative Volume Index
NYBOT
New York Board Of Trade
NYMEX
New York Mercantile Exchange
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
NZD
New Zealand Dollar

OEdit

OAS
Option Adjusted Spread
OASDI
Old Age, Survivors and Disability Insurance Program
OBV
On-Balance Volume
OCF
Operating Cash Flow
OECD
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer
OEX
Symbol for the Standard & Poor's 100 Index
OHLC
Open, High, Low, Close Chart
OID
Original Issue Discount
OIBDA
Operating Income Before Depreciation And Amortization
OMO
Open Market Operations
OMR
Oman Rial
OPALS
Optimized Portfolio as Listed Securities
OPEC
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPRA
Options Price Reporting Authority
OTC
Over-The-Counter
OTCBB
Over-The-Counter Bulletin Board
OTS
Office Of Thrift Supervision
OZT
Troy Ounce

PEdit

P2P
Peer To Peer or Path To Profitability
PAB
Panama Balboa
PAB
Private Activity Bond
P&L
Profit and Loss Statement
PBGC
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
PBV
Price By Volume Chart
PCE
Personal Consumption Expenditures
PCEPI
Index for Personal Consumption Expenditures
PCX
Pacific Exchange
PE
Price-Earnings Ratio
PEG
Price/Earnings To Growth
PEGY
Price/Earnings to Growth and Dividend Yield
PEN
Peruvian Nuevo Sol
PERC
Preferred Equity Redemption Stock
PFE
Polarized Fractal Efficiency
PFIC
Passive Foreign Investment Company
PGK
Papua New Guinea Kina
PHLX
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
PHP
Philippine Peso
PIK
Payment In-Kind
PIPE
Private Investment in Public Equity
PINES
Public Income Notes
PLC
Public Limited Company
PLN
Polish Zloty
PMI
Purchasing Managers' Index
POF
Proof Of Funds
POP
Point of Purchase
POP
Public Offering Price
PPA
Pension Protection Act Of 2006
PPE
Property, Plant And Equipment
PPI
Producer Price Index
PPO
Percentage Price Oscillator
PRIDES
Preferred Redeemable Increased Dividend Equity Security
PSA
Public Securities Association Standard Prepayment Model
PSR
Price-To-Sales Ratio
PVBP
Price Value of a Basis Point
PVI
Positive Volume Index
PYG
Paraguay Guarani

QEdit

QAE
Qualified Adoption Expenses
QAR
Qatar Riyal
QIB
Qualified Institutional Buyer
QOQ
Quarter on Quarter
QSD
Quality Spread Differential
QSR
Qualified Special Representative Agreement
QTIP
Qualified Terminable Interest Property Trust
QUIPS
Quarterly Income Preferred Securities

REdit

R&D
Research And Development
RAR
Revenue Agent's Report
RAROC
Risk Adjusted Return on Capital
RAN
Revenue Anticipation Note
RCB
Reverse Convertible Bond
RCN
Reverse Convertible Note
REIT
Real Estate Investment Trust
REMIC
Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduits
RFRP
Risk-Free Rate Puzzle
RIC
Regulated Investment Company
RVP
Receive Versus Payment
RESP
Registered Education Savings Plan
RIA
Registered Investment Advisor
ROA
Return On Assets
ROCE
Return On Capital Employed
ROE
Return On Equity
ROI
Return On Investment
ROIC
Return On Investment Capital
ROL
Romanian New Leu
RONA
Return On Net Assets
RONIC
Return On New Invested Capital
ROR
Return On Revenue
ROS
Return On Sales
RPI
Retail Price Index
RPM
Revenue Seat Miles
RPP
Registered Pension Plan
RPU
Revenue Per User
RRIF
Registered Retirement Income Fund
RRSP
Registered Retirement Savings Plan
RS
Relative Strength
RSI
Relative Strength Index
RTGS
Real Time Gross Settlement
RTTC
Round Trip Transaction Costs
RUB
Russian ruble bloodclart
RUF
Revolving Underwriting Facility

SEdit

SAAR
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate
S&P
Standard & Poor's
SAP
Statutory Accounting Principles
SAR
Stock Appreciation Right
SAR
Saudi Riyal
SBD
Solomon Islands Dollar
SCR
Seychelles Rupee
SCM
Supply Chain Management
SDD
Sudanese Dinar
SDP
Sudanese Pound
SDR
Special Drawing Rights
SEC
Securities And Exchange Commission
SEDAR
System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval
SEDOL
Stock Exchange Daily Official List
SEPP
Substantially Equal Periodic Payment
SEK
Swedish Krona
SEP
Simplified Employee Pension
SGA
Selling, General & Administrative Expense
SGD
Singapore Dollar
SGR
Sustainable Growth Rate
SHP
St. Helana Pound
SIBOR
Singapore Interbank Offered Rate
SIC
Standard Industrial Classification
SIMPLE
Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees of Small Employers
SIPC
Securities Investor Protection Corporation
SIT
Slovenian Tolar
SKK
Slovak Koruna
SLL
Sierra Leone Leone
SMA
Simple Moving Average
SOES
Small Order Execution System
SOMC
Shadow Open Market Committee
SOS
Somali Shilling
SOX
Sarbanes-Oxley Act Of 2002
SPA
Sales And Purchase Agreement
SPAC
Special Purpose Acquisition Company
SPAN
Standardized Portfolio Analysis
SPARQS
Stock Participation Accreting Redemption Quarterly-Pay Securities
SPDR
Spiders
SPOT
Single Payment Options Trading
SPRA
Special Purchase and Resale Agreement
SPV
Special Purpose Vehicle
SPX
SRG
Suriname Dollar
SRI
Socially Responsible Investment
SSA
Social Security Administration
SSF
Single Stock Future
SSI
Supplemental Security Income
SSN
Social Security Number
SSO
Sub-Sovereign Obligation
STAMP
Securities Transfer Association Medallion Program
STARC
Stoller Average Range Channels
STD
Sao Tome/Principe Dobra
STP
Straight Through Processing
STRYPES
Structured Yield Product Exchangeable For Stock
SVA
Shareholder Value Added
SVC
Salvador Colon
SWIFT
Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications
SWORD
Stock And Warrant Off-Balance Sheet R&D
SYP
Syrian Pound
SZL
Swaziland Lilangeni

TEdit

TAC
Targeted Amortization Class
TAN
Tax Anticipation Notes
TBA
To Be Announced
TBE
Tenants By Entirety
TCO
Total Cost Of Ownership
TER
Total Expense Ratio
TEV
Total Enterprise Value
THB
Thai Baht
TIAA-CREF
Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association - College Retirement Equities Fund
TIC
Tenants In Common
TIE
Times Interest Earned
TIGRS
Treasury Investment Growth Receipts
TIPS
Treasury Inflation Protected Securities
TMWX
Wilshire 5000 Total Market Index
TND
Tunisian Dinar
TOD
Transfer-On-Death
TOP
Tonga P'anga
TOPIX
Tokyo Price Index
T/P
Take-Profit Order
TRL
Turkish New Lira
TRS
Teacher Retirement System
TRUPS
Trust Preferred Securities
TSE
Tokyo Stock Exchange
TSR
Total Shareholder Return
TSV
Time Segmented Volume
TTD
Trinidad & Tobago Dollar
TTM
Trailing Twelve Months
TV
Terminal Value
TVI
Trade Volume Index
TWD
Taiwan Dollar
TZS
Tanzanian Shilling

UEdit

UAH
Ukraine Hryvnia
UBTI
Unrelated Business Taxable Income
UCITS
Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities
UGS
Uganda Shilling
UGMA
Uniform Gifts to Minors Act
UI
Ulcer Index
UIP
Uncovered Interest Rate Parity
UIT
Unit Investment Trust
UMA
Unified Managed Account
UMHA
Unified Managed Household Account
URDG
Uniform Rules For Demand Guarantees
USD
U.S. dollar
UTMA
Uniform Transfers to Minors Act
UT
Unit Trust
UYU
Uruguayan Peso

VEdit

VAMI
Value Added Monthly Index
VCR
Variable Coupon Renewable Note
VEB
Venezuelan Bolivar
VIPERS
Vanguard Index Participation Receipts
VND
Vietnamese Dong
VPT
Volume Price Trend Indicator
VUV
Vanuatu Vatu
VWAP
Volume Weighted Average Price
VXN
CBOE Nasdaq Volatility Index


WEdit

WAI
Wealth Added Index
WACC
Weighted Average Cost Of Capital
WAL
Weighted Average Life
WDA
Written Down Allowance
WEBS
World Equity Benchmark Series
WGC
World Gold Council
WI
When Issued
WIP
Work in Progress
WST
Samoan Tala
WTO
World Trade Organization

XEdit

X
A Nasdaq stock symbol specifying that it is a mutual fund
XD
ex-dividend
XDIS
a security trading ex-distribution
XRT
ex-rights
XW
ex-warrant

YEdit

YOY
Year Over Year
YTD
Year To Date
YTM
Yield To Maturity

ZEdit

ZAR
South African Rand
ZBA
Zero Balance Account
ZBB
Zero Based Budgeting
ZEBRA
Zero Basis Risk Swap
ZWD
Zimbabwe Dollar

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