IMHO ( imho ) = In My Honest Opinion, In My Humble Opinion
IMO ( imo ) = In My Opinion
Intraday = "Within the day"
IOW = In other words.
IPO = Initial Public Offering.
IRC = Internet Relay Chat ( Network for live chat )
IRL = In real life.
IT = Information Technology.
KISS = Lip Smaking, Keep It Simple
L8TR ( l8tr ) = Later ( Like see ya later )
LAGGED, LAGG ( lagged ) = Long delay between sending and recieving data over the Internet.
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LOL ( lol ) = Laugh Out Loud
MB = Message Board.
MIRC = Internet Chat Program.
MM ( mm ) = Market Maker ( the folks who handle the trades of stocks )
Momentum stock, lots of interest and buyers for hours days or weeks.
NASDAQ = National Association of Securities Dealers.
NEWBEE ( newbee, newbe ) = New user of Internet and or
NICK ( nick ) = Name used by people ( Individual ) on the Internet.
NQB = National Quotations Bureau.
NUKE ( nuke ) = "Denial of Service Attack" that will
crash your computer forcing you to reboot.
NYSE = New York Stock Exchange
OEM ( oem ) = Original Equipment Manufacturer
OFFER ( offer ) = Current Price A Stock May Be Readily
Bought For. What a Market Maker is willing to pay for a stock or other issue.
OMG = Oh My God
OT = Off Topic, used on message boards when the post is not on the threads subject..
OTCBB = Over The Counter Bulletin Board.
PD (pd and p&d ) = Pump and Dump
PDJ = Pesky Day Job
PIC ( pic ) = Picture
Pink Sheet = Stocks quoted by the NQB.
PM = Private Message
POINT ( point ) = Dollar or Stick
PPL ( ppl ) = People
PPS = Price Per Share
PRN = PRNewswire ( News Service )
Pump and Dump = Front
running, people own the stock then promote it while selling.
= To Buy Again or to enter in the order for a buy or sell in the browser window but not yet hitting the send button so as to be prepared for news or movement.
ROFL ( rofl ) = Rolling On Floor Laughing
ROFLMAO = Rolling on floor laughing my a** off
RS = Reverse Split
SAD = Short Against Delivery
SBPO = Small Business Public Offering
(S) ( scalp ) = A quick trade for an 1/16 or more.
SI ( si ) = Silicon Investor
SNRK = Under breath Laugh
SOES = Small order execution system.
Spread = The difference
between the offer and the bid. The difference between the price a Market Maker is willing to buy a security and the price at which a Market Maker is willing to sell it.
STICK ( stick ) = One point or dollar.
is a market order - once it hits your stop sell price it sells at market which may be well below your price.
sells once it hits your stop, but then will only sell at this stop so that if the price keeps going down you could miss out on selling all of your stock.
Tank, Tanking = Stock thats price is falling.
Teenie = 1/16th
Thread = A series of messages on a message board or other means that generaly have the same topic.
TICK ( tick ) = Can mean
the last movement in a issues price ( up tick or down tick ) Also a market indicator. As a market indicator quote systems keep track of the up ticks and down ticks of stocks through out the day.
The tick shown will be the difference between the up ticks and down ticks for that day so far. A positive number means there have been that many more up ticks than down and a negative number
means the opposite.
TRIN ( trin ) = A market indicator used in technical analysis, calculated as follows: TRIN = ((number of advancing issues divided by number of declining issues)
divided by (Total up volume divided by Total down volume)). A value of less than 1 is bullish, greater than 1 bearish. also called Arms Index.
TTFN = Ta Ta For Now ( UK Folks ? )
TTYL = Talk to you latter.
TTYS = Talk to you soon.
UT ( ut ) = Up tick in the price of a stock, Price moved up.
URL ( url ) = Uniform Resource Locater, Internet address of a web page ( http://sitename )
WEG = Wicked Evil Grin
WTF ( wtf ) = Potty Mouth!
ZZZZZZ ( zzzzz ) = Sleeping or Bored