Trading Lingo Abbreviations ~ Acronyms

UPDATED: 6/16/21
Here are a few of the abbreviations I see in the plethora of trading chat rooms I visit or have visited over the years.  I will continuously update it.  ~B3

Expansion A-L | Abbv:Acro
Expansion M-Z
AD Advances – Declines | MA Moving Average
advdec Advances – Declines | MACD Moving Average Convergence & Divergence
afk Away from Keyboard | MAE Maximum Adverse Excursion
algo(s) Trading Algorithm(s) | MFE Maximum Favorable Excursion
ATH All-Time High | MI Market Internals
ATL All-Time Low | min Minute
ATM At the Money (options) | min Minimum
ATR Average True Range | mm Measured Move
avg Average | MP Market Profile
b/e or BE Break-Even | MTF Multiple Timeframes
BAM! Hit Target | OBB Outside Bar Breakout
BB! Boom Bitches!  (Hit Target) | OR Opening Range
bbiab Be Back in a Bit | OR50 Halfway between ORH and ORL
bbl Be Back Later | ORH Opening Range High
bfly Butterfly (options play) | ORL Opening Range Low
brb Be Right Back | OTM Out of the Money (options)
Brdth Breadth | ovb Overbought
brk Breakout | ovn Overnight
BTFD Buy the Failed (or Freakin’) Dip | ovs Oversold
BTFDYFI Buy the Freakin’ Dip You Freakin’ Idiot! | p Pip
capit Capitulation | PCS Put Credit Spread (Bull)
car(s) Contracts at Risk | PDS Put Debit Spread (Bear)
CCS Call Credit Spread (Bear) | PF Profit Factor
CDS Call Debit Spread (Bull) | PHOD Potential High of Day
cts Contracts | piv Pivot
DCB Dead Cat Bounce | PL Profit or Loss
DFTD Done for the Day | PLOD Potential Low of Day
dir Direction (long or short) | POC Point of Control
DITM Deep In the Money (options) | pp Pivotal Point
div Dividend | PR Payoff Ratio (R:R)
dl Double Long (2x risk) | pt Point
dly Daily | QA Quantitative Analysis
ds Double Short (2x risk) | R:R Reward divided by Risk
dt Daytrade | R1, R2, etc Resistence1, Resistence2
DTE Days till Expiry | res Resistance
DTI Directional Trend Index | ret Retracement
EOD End of Day | rng Range
EOM End of Month | ROC, ROIC Return on (Invested) Capital
EOQ End of Quarter | rr Risk Reward
EOW End of Week | RSI Relative Strength Index
EOY End of Year | rt Round Trip
ETD Extreme Tick Down | RTH Regular Trading Hours (NYSE)
ETU Extreme Tick Up | RVI Relative Volatility Index
exp Expiry | s Short
Fib Fibonacci Retracement Level | SAR
Stop & Reverse
Support & Resistance
fly Butterfly (options play) | S1, S2, etc Support1, Support2
fut Futures | SB, SBT Signal Bar, Signal Bar Trade
fx Forex | scl Scale
ga Good Afternoon | shr Shares
GA Genetic Algorithm | SOH Sit on Hands (Don’t Trade)
gj Good Job | sry Sorry
gl Good Luck | stddev Standard Deviation
Glbx Globex Session (Overnight) | STFR Sell the failed (or Freakin’) Rally
gm Good Morning | sup Support
gn Good Night | sym Symbol (of trading Instrument)
hdg Hedge | t Tick
hh Higher High | TF Timeframe
HOD High of the Day | tg Target
htf Higher Timeframe | tgt Target
HVN High Volume Node | tl Triple Long (3x risk)
HWB Half-way Back | tr Trail
IB Iceberg Order | trl Trail
IBB Inside Bar Breakout | ts Triple Short (3x risk)
IC Iron Condor (options play) | VAH Value Area High
imho In My Humble Opinion | VAL Value Area Low
imo In My Opinion | VIG, vig Commissions – vigorish (reference to loan-sharks, bookies, etc.)
ITM In the Money (options) | Vol Volatility
l Long | VPOC Volume Point of Control
LIS Line in the Sand | VPOC Virgin Point of Control
ll Lower Low | wb Welcome Back
LOD Low of the Day | WWBD What would Blondetrader do
LRC Linear Regression Channel | X, x Stop
ltf Lower Timeframe | x’d Stopped Out
LVN Low Volume Node | Zzz Boring Market

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