300+ Commonly Used Abbreviations Related To Stock Market

Stock Market Abbreviations Onlinehyme

Over the long run, stocks have beaten the performance of any other major asset class by a wide margin. Since 1926, stocks have returned nearly 10% per year, on average. Note that this 89-year span includes numerous wars, recessions and the Great Depression. It also includes the severe decline in stock prices from late 2007 to early 2009, a period that overlaps what some call the Great Recession.

Stocks have proved their worth and deserve a prominent place in any long-term investment plan, such as a retirement account. But because stocks are volatile—which means that by their nature, their value rises and falls—invest in them with caution. Ideally, stocks should be held to meet medium- and long term goals.

In other words, money invested in stocks should not be money that you might need in three to five years. Stocks tend to deliver handsome returns over the long run, but volatile markets may not cooperate with your short-term cash needs.

Different Flavors of Stocks

Growth stocks are shares of companies with the potential to consistently generate above-average revenues and profit growth. These companies tend to reinvest most or all of their earnings in their businesses and pay out little or none of their profits to shareholders in the form of dividends. Growth companies expand faster than the overall economy, yet you can sometimes find these companies in mature industries. Note that even fast-growing companies are not necessarily good investments if their shares are overvalued.

Cyclical stocks are shares of companies whose sales and earnings are highly sensitive to the ups and downs of the economy. When the economy is performing well, cyclical companies tend to shine. A contracting economy typically hammers the sales and profits of these companies and hurts their stocks. Cyclical industries include manufacturers of steel, automobiles and chemicals, airlines and homebuilders.

Defensive stocks describe shares of companies whose sales of goods and services tend to hold up well even during economic downturns. Examples of industries that are substantially insulated from the business cycle are utilities, government contractors and producers of basic consumer products, such as food, beverages and pharmaceuticals.

Income stocks pay out a relatively high ratio of their earnings in the form of dividends. The companies that issue them tend to be mature and have limited opportunities for reinvesting their profits into moreattractive opportunities. Example: many utilities. Stocks that pay large dividends are usually less volatile because investors regularly receive cash dividends, regardless of market gyrations.

Value stocks describe stocks that are cheap in relation to fundamental measures such as profits, sales, cash flow or the value of a company’s assets.

Small-company stocks have generated better returns over time than stocks of large companies. Young, small companies tend to grow faster than their larger brethren. But there’s a trade-off: Small-company stocks are much more volatile than shares of big companies. There are a number of ways of defining what constitutes a small company. By one common definition, a small company is one with a stock-market capitalization of $1 billion or less (market capitalization is a company’s stock price multiplied by the number of shares outstanding).

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Foreign stocks add valuable diversification to a purely domestic stock portfolio. That’s because U.S. and foreign stock markets don’t always move in tandem. Foreign stocks provide exposure to overseas currencies, economies and business cycles. Overseas stocks are divided into two subsets: developed markets (such as Western Europe, Japan and Canada) and faster-growing emerging markets (China, India and Brazil, to name a few).

Below is the list of most commonly used abbreviations or terms related to Stock Market.

S.No. Short Name Meaning
1 ADB Asian Development Bank
2 ADRs American Depository Receipts
3 ADs Authorised Dealers
4 AI Auction Inquiry
5 AIFIs All India Financial Institutions
6 AIs Approved Intermediaries
7 AL Activity Log
8 ALBM Automated Lending and Borrowing Mechanism
9 ALBRS Automated Lending and Borrowing under Rolling Settlement
10 AMC Asset Management Company
11 AMFI Association of Mutual Funds in India
12 AON All or None
13 ASBA Application Supported by Blocked Amount
14 ASC Accounting Standards Committee
15 ASE Ahmedabad Stock Exchange
16 AT Algorithmic Trading
17 ATM At-The-Money
18 ATSs Alternative Trading System
19 B2B Business-to-Business
20 BIFR Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
21 BIS Bank for International Settlement
22 BLESS Borrowing and Lending Securities Scheme
23 BM Branch Manager
24 BMC Base Minimum Capital
25 BO Beneficial Owner
26 BOLT BSE Online Trading
27 BOVL Branch Order Value Limit
28 BSE Bombay Stock Exchange
29 BTST Buy Today Sell Tomorrow
30 CADT Client Allocation Details
31 CB Cum-Bonus
32 CBDT Central Board of Direct Taxes
33 CC Clearing Corporation
34 CCIL Clearing Corporation of India Limited
35 CD Cum-Dividend
36 CDs Certificate of Deposits
37 CDS Currency Derivatives Segment
38 CDSL Central Depositories Services Ltd.
39 CE Call Option
40 CEPA Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
41 CFM Carry Forward Margin
42 CFRS Carry Forward under Rolling Settlement
43 CH Clearing House
44 CI Cum-Interest
45 CIMC Collective Investment Management Company
46 CIN Corporate Identification Number
47 CISs Collective Investment Schemes
48 CIVs Collective Investment Vehicles
49 CLF Collateralized Lending Facility
50 CLI Client
51 CM Capital Market
52 CM Clearing Member
53 CMA Capital Market Authority
54 CMIE Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy
55 CML Capital Market Law
56 CNC Cash and Carry
57 Co. Company
58 COSI Committee on Settlement Issues
59 COTI Committee of Trade Issues
60 CP Custodial Participant
61 CPF Customer Protection Fund
62 CPS Cash Payout Scheme
63 CPs Commercial Papers
64 CR Cum-Rights
65 CRAs Credit Rating Agencies
66 CRD Central Registration Depository
67 CRISIL Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
68 CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
69 CSD Collateral Security Deposit
70 CSE Calcutta Stock Exchange
71 CTCL Computer to Computer Link
72 DCA Department of Company Affairs
73 DDBs Deep Discount Bonds
74 DEA Department of Economic Affairs
75 DFDS Demat Final Delivery Statement
76 DFIs Development Financial Institutions
77 DFRS Demat Final Receipt Statement
78 DIA Deferred Income Annuities
79 DII Domestic Institutional Investor
80 DIP Disclosure and Investor Protection
81 DMA Direct Market Access
82 DNPD Derivatives and New Products Departments
83 DNS Deferred Net Settlement
84 DP Depository Participant
85 DPG Dominant Promoter Group
86 DPs Depository Participants
87 DQ Disclosed Quantity
88 DRIP Dividend Reinvestment Plans
89 DRR Debenture Redemption Reserve
90 DSCE Debt Securities Convertible into Equity
91 DVP Delivery versus Payment
92 ECB Euro Commercial Borrowings
93 ECBs External Commercial Borrowings
94 ECM Error Correction Model
95 ECNS Electronic communication Networks
96 EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
97 EDIFAR Electronic Data Information Filing and Retrieval
98 EFT Electronic Fund Transfer
99 ELSS Equity Linked Saving Schemes
100 EMH Efficient Market Hypothesis
101 EOD End of Day
102 EPI Early Pay-In
103 EPS Earning Per Share
104 ETF Exchange Traded Funds
105 F&O Futures and Options
106 FCCBs Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
107 FD Fixed Deposit
108 FDI Foreign Direct Investment
109 FDR Foreign Deposit Receipts
110 FDs Fixed Deposits
111 FI Financial Institution
112 FIA Fixed Index Annuities
113 FIBV International World Federation of Stock Exchanges
114 FIIs Foreign Institutional Investors
115 FIMMDA Fixed Income Money Market and Derivatives Association of India
116 FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
117 FIs Financial Institutions
118 FISE Federation of Indian Stock Exchanges
119 FOK Fill-Or-Kill
120 FPI Foreign Portfolio Investor
121 FPO Follow-on Public Offer
122 FRAs Forward Rate Agreements
123 FSDC Financial Stability and Development Council
124 FTP File Transfer Protocol
125 FVCIs Foreign Venture Capital Investors
126 G-Secs Government securities
127 GDP Gross Domestic Product
128 GDRs Global Depository Receipts
129 GDS Gross National Product
130 GDS Gross Domestic Savings
131 GNP Gross National Product
132 GOI Government of India
133 GTC Good Till Cancelled
134 GTD Good Till Days/Date
135 HNIs High Net worth Individuals
136 HUF Hindu Undivided Family
137 IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
138 ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
139 ICDR Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements
140 ICI Investment Company Institute
141 ICSE Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India Limited
142 IEPF Investor Education and Protection Fund
143 IFC International Finance Corporation
144 IFSD Initial Free Security Deposit
145 IFSD Interest Free Security Deposit
146 IIM Indian Institute of Management
147 IISL India Index Services and Products Limited
148 INST Institutional
149 IOC Immediate or Cancel
150 IOSCO International Organisation of Securities Commission
151 IPF Investor Protection Fund
152 IPO Initial Public Offering
153 IRDA Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority
154 IRS Interest Rate Swap
155 ISC Investor Service Cell
156 ISIN International Securities Identification Number
157 ISSA International Securities Services Association
158 IT Information Technology
159 ITM In-The-Money
160 KYC Know Your Customer (Know Your Client)
161 LAF Liquidity Adjustment Facility
162 LO Limit Orders
163 LTP Last Trade Price
164 MA Moving Average
165 MAC Membership Approval Committee
166 MAPIN Market Participant Identification Number
167 MAS Monetary Authority of Singapore
168 MBP Market By Price
169 MC Market Capitalization (Market Cap)
170 MCA Member Constituent Agreement
171 MCFS Modified Carry Forward System
172 MF Mutual Fund
173 MFSS Mutual Fund Service System
174 MI Market Inquiry
175 MIBID Mumbai Inter-bank Bid Rate
176 MIBOR Mumbai Inter-bank Offer Rate
177 MIDAS Mixed Data Sampling
178 MIRSD Market Intermediaries Registration and Supervision department
179 MIS Margin Intraday Squareoff
180 MKT Market
181 MM Market Maker
182 MM Market Movement
183 MMMF Money Market Mutual Fund
184 MNCs Multi National Companies
185 MOU Memorandum of Understanding
186 MPSE Madhya Pradesh Stock Exchange
187 MRC Membership Recommendation Committee
188 MRD Market Regulation Department
189 MTM Mark-To-Market
190 MW Market Watch
191 NADL National Securities Depositoary Limited
192 NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System
193 NAV Net Asset Value
194 NBFCs Non-Banking Financial Companies
195 NCAER National Council for Applied Economic Research
196 NCDs Non-convertible Debentures
197 NCDS Non-convertible Debt Securities
198 NCFM NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets
199 NCIT Non Custodian Institutional Trade
200 ND No Delivery
201 NDS Negotiated Dealing System
202 NEAT National Exchange for Automated Trading
203 NEAT National Stock Exchange Automated Trading
204 NGOs Non Government Organizations
205 NIBIS NSE’s Internet-based Information System
206 NIC National Informatics Centre
207 NIE Newly Industrialized Economics
208 NISM National Institute of Securities Market
209 NOC No Objection Certificate
210 NPAs Non Performing Assets
211 NRIs Non Resident Indians
212 NSCCL National Securities Clearing Corporation of India Limited
213 NSDL National Securities Depository Limited
214 NSE National Stock Exchange
215 NT Negotiated Trade
216 O Odd Lot market
217 OCBs Overseas Corporate Bodies
218 OCXL Order Cancellation
219 OECLOB Open Electronic Consolidated Limit Order Book
220 OHLC Open High Low Close
221 OIAE Office of Investor Assistance and Education
222 OIS Overnight Index Swaps
223 OM Order Modification
224 OO Outstanding Orders
225 ORS Order Routing System
226 OS Order Status
227 OTC Over The Counter
228 OTCEI Over the Counter Exchange of India Limited
229 OTM Out-of the-Money
230 OTP One Time Password
231 P/E Price to Earnings Ratio
232 PAN Permanent Account Number
233 PCM Professional Clearing Member
234 PDAI Primary Dealers Association of India
235 PDO Public Debt Office
236 PDs Primary Dealers
237 PE Put Option
238 PFRDA Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Fund
239 PIO Persons of Indian Origin
240 PIS Portfolio Investment Scheme
241 POI Proof of Identity
242 PPF Public Provident Fund
243 PRI Principal Return Index
244 PRISM Parallel Risk Management System
245 PRO Proprietary
246 PSUs Public Sector Undertakings
247 PT Previous Trades
248 PV Present Value
249 QFI Qualified Foreign Investors
250 QIBs Qualified Institutional Buyers
251 RBI Reserve Bank of India
252 RD Recurring Deposit
253 RDD Risk Disclosure Document
254 RDM Retail Debt Market
255 RETDEBT Retail Debt
256 ROCs Registrar of Companies
257 RSI Relative Strength Index
258 RTGS Real time Gross Settlement
259 S&P Standard and Poor’s
260 SAT Securities Appellate Tribunal
261 SBTS Screen Based Trading System
262 SC(R)A Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
263 SC(R)R Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957
264 SCMRD Society for Capital Market Research and Development
265 SCSBs Self Certified Syndicate Banks
266 SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
267 SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
268 SES Stock Exchange of Singapore
269 SGF Settlement Guarantee Fund
270 SGL Subsidiary General Ledger
271 SGX-DT The Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited
272 SIPC Securities Investor Protection Corporation
273 SL Stop Loss
274 SLBS Securities Lending and Borrowing Scheme
275 SLR Statutory Liquidity Ratio
276 SMEs Small and Medium-sized Companies
277 SPAN Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risks
278 SPV Special Purpose Vehicle
279 SQ Snap Quote
280 SROs Self Regulatory Organizations
281 SSS Securities Settlement System
282 STI Straits Times Index
283 STP Straight Through Processing
284 STRIPS Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities
285 STT Securities Transaction Tax
286 SURCON Surveillance and Control
287 T+2 Second day from the trading day
288 T-Bills Treasury Bills
289 TDS Tax Deducted at Source
290 TFTS Trade for Trade Surveillance
291 TM Trading Member
292 TP Trigger Price
293 TRI Total Return Index
294 UCC Unique Client Code
295 UDR Unique Documentary Requirement
296 UIN Unique Identification Number
297 UOVL User Order Value Limit
298 UTI Unit Trust of India
299 VAR Value at Risk
300 VCFs Venture Capital Funds
301 VCUs Venture Capital Undertakings
302 VIX Volatility Index
303 VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
304 WDM Wholesale Debt Market
305 XB Ex- Bonus
306 XD EX-Dividend
307 XI Ex-Interest
308 XR Ex- Rights
309 YTM Yield to Maturity
310 ZCYC Zero Coupon Yield Curve

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