Financial Acronyms


After-Hours Trading – AHT

Barrel Of Oil Equivalent – BOE

Brazil, Russia, India And China – BRIC

Cash Return On Gross Investment – CROGI

Certificate of Participation – COP

Certified Investment Management Consultant – CIMC

Certified Investment Management Specialist – CIMS

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)

Chartered Business Valuator – CBV

Chartered Investment Counselor – CIC

Chief Financial Officer – CFO

China Securities Regulatory Commission – CSRC

Chinese Depositary Receipt – CDR

China Yuan Renminbi) – CNY

Collateralized Debt Obligation – CDO

Constant Proportion Portfolio Insurance – CPPI

Cost Per Click – CPC

Cost Per Thousand – CPM

Cost, Insurance and Freight – CIF

Cumulative Volume Index – CVI

Delivered Ex Ship – DES

Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation – DTCC

Direct Participation Program – DPP

Dividend Enhanced Convertible Stock – DECS

Do It Right The First Time – DRIFT

Earnings Before Interest & Tax – EBIT

Earnings Before Interest After Taxes – EBIAT

Earnings Before Interest, Tax and Depreciation – EBITD

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Amortization, and Restructuring or Rent Costs – EBITDAR

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, Depletion, Amortization and Exploration Expenses – EBITDAX

Earnings Before Tax – EBT

Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval – EDGAR

Employee Stock Option – ESO

Employee Stock Ownership Plan – ESOP

Employment Cost Index – ECI

European Economic and Monetary Union – EMU

Ex Works – EXW

Generally Accepted Auditing Standards – GAAS

Global Industry Classification Standard – GICS

Group of Five – G-5

Group Of Seven – G-7

HyperText Markup Language – HTML

Implied Volatility – IV

Incentive Stock Option – ISO

Institutional Brokers’ Estimate System – IBES

Internal Rate Of Return – IRR

International Banking Facility – IBF

International Securities Identification Number – ISIN

Internet Service Provider – ISP

Irrevocable Letter Of Credit – ILOC

Just In Case – JIC

Leveraged Buyout – LBO

Licensed International Financial Analyst – LIFA

Limited Partnership – LP

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities – LEAPS

Master Of Business Administration – MBA

Multiple Linear Regression – MLR

National Association of Investors Corporation – NAIC

Net Current Asset Value Per Share – NCAVPS

North American Industry Classification System – NAICS

Optimized Portfolio As Listed Securities – OPALS

Preference Equity Redemption Cumulative Stock – PERCS

Qualified Special Representative Agreement – QSR

Quality Spread Differential – QSD

Quarterly Income Debt Securities – QUIDS

Quarterly Income Preferred Securities – QUIPS

Receive Versus Payment – RVP

Renewable Energy Certificate – REC

Revenue Agent’s Report – RAR

Revenue Per User – RPU

Reverse Convertible Note – RCN

Single Euro Payment Area – SEPA

Stock Keeping Unit – SKU

Sub-Sovereign Obligation – SSO

Variable Interest Entity – VIE