ASK – Current price that a stock can be bought for.
BAGGER – The amount of times a person has multiplied their stock from their purchase price.
BEAR – Person who thinks the market will go down.
BID – Current price that a broker will pay for a stock.
BULL – Person who thinks the market will go up.
BUY STOP ORDER – Investors typically use a stop order when buying stock to limit a loss or protect a profit on short sales. The order is entered at a stop price that is always above the current market price.
DD – Due Diligence (Research about a stock)
DUMP – Selling of a stock. (Usually in tandem with “Pumping”, “Pump and Dump”)
DYODD – Do Your Own Due Diligence
EOD – End Of Day
EOM – End Of Month or End Of Message
FS (F/S) – Forward Split
GAP/GAPPER/GAPPING – A stock that will open up higher than it’s previous close, before the market opens.
HOD – High Of the Day
IMHO – In My Honest Opinion (In My Humble Opinion)
IMO – In My Opinion
IPO – Initial Public Offering
LIMIT ORDER – An order to buy or sell a security at a specific price.
MARKET ORDER – A market order is an order to buy or sell a stock at the current market price.
MM – Market Maker (The actual people who handle the trades)
MOMO – Momentum (Many buyers who are interested in the stock)
OTCBB – Over The Counter Bulletin Board
PUMP – Someone who “artificially” promotes a stock.
RS (R/S) – Reverse Split
SELL STOP ORDER – A sell stop order helps investors to avoid further losses or to protect a profit that exists if a stock price continues to drop. A stop order to sell is always placed below the current market price.
SPREAD – The price difference between the BID and ASK price.
STOP ORDER – An order to buy or sell a stock once the price of the stock reaches a specified price, known as the stop price. When the specified price is reached, your stop order becomes a market order.
T/A – Transfer Agent (People who keep track of the individuals and entities that own their stocks and bonds.)