This is a list of the most commonly used abbreviations in the FX industry.

  • ABI = Absolute Breadth Index
  • ADX = Average Directional Index
  • ATR = Average True Range
  • AUD = Australian Dollar
  • BB = Bollinger Bands
  • BoC = Bank of England
  • BoJ = Bank of Japan
  • BP = Basis Point
  • CAD = Canadian Dollar
  • CBOT = Chicago Board of Trade
  • CCI = Commodity Channel Index / Consumer Confidence Index
  • CFD = Contract for Difference
  • CFTC = Commodity Futures Trading Commission
  • CHF = Swiss Franc
  • CNY = Chinese Yuan
  • CPI = Consumer Price Index
  • CTA = Commodity Trading Advisor
  • DD = Drawdown / Due Diligence / Dealing Desk
  • EA = Expert Advisor
  • ECB = European Central Bank
  • ECN = Electronic Communication Network
  • EMA = Exponential Moving Average
  • ETF = Exchange Traded Fund
  • EUR = Euro
  • EW = Elliot Wave
  • FA = Fundamental Analysis
  • FCM = Futures Commission Merchant
  • FDM = Forex Dealer Member
  • Fed = Federal Reserve System
  • FOMC = Federal Open Market Committee
  • FX = Foreign Exchange
  • GBP = Great Britain Pound
  • GDP = Gross Domestic Product
  • GTC = Good Till Cancelled
  • GTD = Good Till Date/Time
  • HH = Higher High
  • HL = Higher Low
  • IB = Introducing Broker
  • IMF = International Monetary Fund
  • ISO = International Organization for Standardization
  • JPY = Japanese Yen
  • LH = Lower High
  • LH = Lower High
  • LL = Lower Low
  • LWMA = Linearly Weighted Moving Average
  • MT4 = MetaTrader Version 4.00
  • MT5 = MetaTrader Version 5.00
  • MA = Moving Average
  • MACD = Moving Average Convergence Divergence
  • MM = Market Maker
  • NASDAQ = National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
  • NBP = Negative Balance Protection
  • NDA = Non-Disclosure Agreement
  • NDD = No Dealing Desk
  • NFA = National Futures Association
  • NFP = Non-Farm Payroll
  • NYSE = New York Stock Exchange
  • NZD = New Zealand Dollar
  • OCO = One-Cancels-the-Other
  • OHLC = Open, High, Low, Close
  • OTC = Over-the-Counter
  • PA = Price Action
  • P&F = Point & Figure
  • PIP = Price Interest Point / Performance Index Paper
  • P&L = Profit and Loss
  • PP = Pivot Point
  • PPI = Producer Price Index
  • PPZ = Price Pivot Zone
  • PSAR = Parabolic Stop and Reversal
  • R/R = Risk/Reward
  • RSI = Relative Strength Index
  • RVI = Relative Vigor Index
  • SAR = Stop and Reversal
  • SEC = Securities and Exchange Commission
  • SL = Stop Loss
  • SMA = Simple Moving Average
  • SNB = Swiss National Bank
  • SNNA = Smoothed Moving Average
  • S&P = Standard & Poor’s
  • S/R = Support/Resistance
  • Stoch = Stochastic Oscillator
  • STP = Straight Through Processing
  • TA = Technical Analysis
  • TF = Time Frame
  • TL = Trend Line
  • TP = Take Profit
  • TS = Trailing Stop
  • TSI = True Strength Index
  • USD = United States Dollar
  • USDX = United States Dollar Index
  • VWAP = Volume Weighted Average Price
  • WB = World Bank
  • XAG = Silver
Did you know?

Many consider the year 1880 A.D. to mark the beginning of modern foreign exchange. The reason for this is that it was during this year that the gold standard was first introduced.

Word of the day
"Chartist" - A trader who looks at an asset’s past price action to determine future trends. A Chartist is also known as a Technical Analyst.
Pro Tip

Do not open a real account before doing some demo-trading.

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