Money Acronyms

ABS

ADR

AMEX

APR

ARM

Asset Backed Security

American Depository Receipt

American Stock Exchange

Annual Percentage Rate

Adjustable Rate Mortgage

BIPS

BoC

BoE

BoJ

BTC

​Basis Points

Bank of Canada​

Bank of England

Bank of Japan

Bitcoin

CD

CDS

CEA

CEO

CESG

CFA

CFO

CFP

CIM

CIO

CME

CMO

CMHC

 

COLA

COO

CPA

CPI

CRA

Certificate of Deposit

Credit Default Swap

Certified Estate Advisor

Chief Executive Officer

Canada Education Savings Grant

Chartered Financial Analyst

Chief Financial Officer

Certified Financial Planner

Chartered Investment Manager

Chief Investment Officer

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Chief Marketing Officer

Canadian Mortgage & Housing

Corporation

Cost of Living Adjustment

Chief Operating Officer

Chartered Professional Accountant

Consumer Price Index

Canada Revenue Agency

DJIA

DRIP

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dividend Reinvestment Plan

EAFE

EBIT

EBITDA

 

ECB

EFT

EPS

ETF

EV

Europe, Australasia, and Far East

Earnings Before Interest & Taxes

Earnings Before Interest, Taxes,

Depreciation & Amortization

European Central Bank

Electronic Funds Transfer

Earnings Per Share

Exchange Traded Fund

Enterprise Value

FCF

FDIC

FED

 

FOMC

FV

Free Cash Flow

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

The Federal Reserve System

(i.e. central bank of the U.S.A.)

Federal Open Market Committee

Future Value

GAAP

 

GATT

GDP

GDSR

GIC

GNP

GVA

Generally Accepted Accounting

Principles

General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade

Gross Domestic Product

Gross Debt Servicing Ratio

Guaranteed Investment Certificate

Gross National Product

Gross Value Added

HFT

HELOC

High-Frequency Trading

Home Equity Line of Credit

IMF

IPO

IRA

IRR

ISM

IRS

International Monetary Fund

Initial Public Offering

Individual Retirement Account

Internal Rate of Return

Institute of Supply Management

Internal Revenue Service (USA)

JTWROS

Joint With Rights of Survivorship

LBO

LIBOR

LIF

LIRA

LRSP

LTRO

LTV

Leveraged Buyout

London Interbank Offer Rate

Life Income Fund

Locked-In Retirement Account

Locked-In Savings Plan

Long-Term Refinancing Operations

Loan-to-Value Ratio

M&A

MBS

MER

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mortgage Backed Security

Management Expense Ratio

NAV

NOI

NSF

NYMEX

NYSE

Net Asset Value

Net Operating Income

Non-Sufficient Funds

New York Mercantile Exchange

New York Stock Exchange

OECD

 

OPEC

 

OTC

Organization for Economic Cooperation

Development

Organization of Petroleum Exporting

Countries

Over-the-Counter

PBoC

PE

PEG

P&I

P&L

PLC

PM

POA

POS

PPI

PV

Peoples Bank of China

Price Earnings Ratio

Price Earnings Growth

Principal & Interest

Profit & Loss

Personal Line of Credit

Portfolio Manager

Power of Attorney

Point of Sale

Producer Price Index

Present Value

QE

Quantitative Easing

RDSP

RGL

REIT

RESP

RIP

ROA

ROC

ROCE

ROE

ROI

RRIF

RRSP

Registered Disability Savings Plan

Realized Gain/Loss

Real Estate Investment Trust

Registered Education Savings Plan

Regular Investment Plan

Return on Assets

Return on Capital

Return on Capital Employed

Return on Equity

Return on Investment

Registered Retirement Income Fund

Registered Retirement Savings Plan

S&P

SDR

SEC

SIP

SME

SWIFT

SWP

Standard & Poor's

Special Drawing Rights

Securities & Exchange Commission

Systematic Investment Plan

Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises

Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial

Telecommunications

Systematic Withdrawal Plan

TDSR

TFSA

TSX

Total Debt Servicing Ratio

Tax-Free Savings Account

Toronto Stock Exchange

VAR

Value at Risk

WACC

WTO

Weighted Average Cost of Capital

World Trade Organization

YYC

YTM

Yield to Call

Yield to Maturity