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Financial Abbreviations Quiz

Do you know what these financial abbreviations stand for?
Last updated: May 16, 2019
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Abbreviation
What It Stands For
ARM
Adjustable Rate Mortgage
ATM
Automated Teller Machine
CD
Certificate of Deposit
APR
Annual Percentage Rate
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
IPO
Initial Public Offering
IRA
Individual Retirement Account
NYSE
New York Stock Exchange
P/E
Price/Earnings
ROI
Return on Investment
Abbreviation
What It Stands For
WSJ
Wall Street Journal
FOREX
Foreign Exchange
EPS
Earnings per Share
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
M&A
Mergers & Acquisitions
P&L
Profit & Loss
ETF
Exchange-traded Fund
S&L
Savings & Loan
COLA
Cost of Living Adjustment
HELOC
Home Equity Line of Credit
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level 58
Nov 29, 2010
Kind of funny that only 36% got ARM. Might explain the giant mortgage mess eh?
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level 75
Jan 18, 2017
I didn't get it, even though I have one, because in Canada we call them "variable rate mortgages". Not all of these terms are universal.
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level 71
Nov 29, 2010
Zimba...that was funny!
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level 33
Dec 30, 2011
100% with 1:07 remaining - it helped to work at a bank for most of these
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level 33
Dec 30, 2011
The mortgage company experience helped with the rest, lol. Guess there was a reason why I had to suffer through that insufferable job...to kill it on random internet trivia, lmao
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level 17
May 27, 2012
Easy
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level 81
Jun 9, 2014
There were several I could guess HALF of. I wish I'd gotten credit for that. Other than that not having any background in economy/accounting/banking/etc and not being a native English speaker nor living in an English-speaking counry I found it pretty hard.
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level 66
Jul 23, 2014
I couldn't think of anything other than "Electronic Transfer of Funds" for ETF. I knew it didn't fit, but tried anyway. :D Fun quiz! I LOVE acronyms! :D
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level 66
Nov 21, 2014
That's electronic funds transfer. So you were mostly right! Just the order was wrong.
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level 79
Sep 13, 2014
Desperately want Infernal Revenue Service to be accepted. Thanks, Steve Jackson!
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level 70
Sep 13, 2014
easy, 2:49 remaining. typos cost me the most time.
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level 54
Feb 24, 2016
Eh... is GDP so much financial? Isn't it more economic?
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level 59
May 21, 2019
its important for financiers to know about the economy, so the term is thrown around a lot in their field, i guess it is kind of a stretch though
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level 47
Nov 28, 2016
Nice to know I've been drinking Cost of Living Adjustment.
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level 76
May 23, 2019
Ben Carson fell asleep half way through failing this quiz.