Financial Abbreviations

Financial Abbreviations: The Financial abbreviations are used within the financial organizations and in between different financial organizations for communication regarding financial issues. The officials carry out their activities using these financial terminologies. These Financial abbreviations are also used in many competitive examinations. So all the candidates before going to the examination should go through these Financial Abbreviations

The Given Below are Some of The Important Financial Abbreviations:


  • ADR - American Depository Receipt
  • AIG - American International Group
  • AIR - Assumed Interest Rate
  • AMEX - American Express (credit card)
  • APR - Annual Percentage Rate
  • ARM - Adjustable Rate Mortgage
  • ATM - Automated Teller Machine
  • BWIC - Bid Wanted In Competition
  • CBD - Commerce Business Daily
  • CD - Certificate of Deposit
  • CDSC - Contingent Deferred Sales Charge
  • CFP - Certified Financial Planner
  • CMO - Collateralized Mortgage Obligation
  • CUSIP - Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures
  • DCA - Dollar Cost Averaging
  • DR - The Daily Reckoning
  • DTCC - Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation
  • EFT - Electronic Funds Transfer
  • EPS - Earnings Per Share
  • ERISA - Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974
  • ETF - Exchange Traded Funds
  • FASB - Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
  • FIFO - First In, First Out
  • FOMC - Federal Open Market Committee
  • FOREX - Foreign Exchange
  • FRB - Federal Reserve Board
  • GDP - Gross Domestic Product
  • GL - General Ledger
  • GNP - Gross National Product
  • GO - General Obligation Bond
  • GUDD - Gold Up, Dollar Down
  • IA - Investment Adviser
  • IFS - Infiniti Financial Services
  • IMF - International Monetary Fund
  • IOU - I Owe You
  • IPO - Initial Public Offering
  • IRA - Individual Retirement Account
  • IVA - Individual Voluntary Arrangements
  • JTWROS - Joint Tenants With Rights of Survivorship
  • LOI - Letter Of Intent
  • MMKT - Money Market
  • MPT - Modern Portfolio Theory
  • MSI - Multiple Streams of Income
  • NASD - National Association of Securities Dealers
  • NASDAQ - National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (system)
  • NAV - Net Asset Value
  • NL - No Load
  • NMAC - Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation
  • NYSE - New York Stock Exchange
  • OPM - Other People's Money
  • OSJ - Office of Supervisory Jurisdiction
  • OTC - Over the Counter
  • PBGC - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
  • PE - Price to Earnings (Ratio)
  • PIIGS - Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, Spain
  • PMI - Private Mortgage Insurance
  • POP - Public Offering Price
  • PPT - Plunge Protection Team 
  • PSP - Profit Sharing Plan
  • REIT - Real Estate Investment Trust
  • ROE - Return on Equity
  • ROI - Return on Investment
  • RR - Registered Representative
  • S&P - Standard & Poor's
  • SAI - Statement of Additional Information
  • SEC - Securities Exchange Commission
  • SEP - Simplified Employee Pension
  • SEQUINS - Select Equity Indexed Notes
  • SIPC - Securities Investor Protection Corporation
  • SRO - Self-Regulatory Organization
  • STC - Securities Training Corporation
  • TSA - Tax-Sheltered Annuity
  • UGMA - Uniform Gifts To Minors Act
  • UTMA - Uniform Transfers To Minors Act
  • WAC - With Approved Credit
  • WSJ - Wall Street Journal
  • YTM - Yield To Maturity
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