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A
AA Against Actuals
ADR American Depository Receipts
ATM At the Money
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B
BBA British Bankers Association
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C
CBOE Chicago Board Options Exchange
CBOT Chicago Board Of Trade (Now part of CME Group)
CD Certificate of Deposit
CDD Cooling Degree Day
CDS Credit Swap Default
CFD Contract For Difference
CFTC Commodity Futures Trading Commission (US Regulator)
CIS Collective Investment Scheme
CME Chicago Mercantile Exchange (Now part of CME Group)
CMO Contingent Multiple Orders
CMS Constant Maturity Swap
CP Committed Principle
COB Conduct of Business
COMEX Part of New York Mercantile Exchange
CPI  Consumer Price Index
CPS Clearing Processing System
CRD Capital Requirements Directive
CTD Cheapest to Deliver
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D
DAX Deutsche Aitkin Index (Main German equity market)
DCO Designated Clearing Organisation
DME Dubai Mercantile Exchange
DMO Debt Management Office
DTCC Depository Trust and Clearing Company
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E
ECB European Central Bank
ECN Electronic Communications Network
EDSP Exchange Delivery Settlement Price
EFP Exchange for Physicals
EONIA Euro Overnight Index Average
EPS Exchange for Swaps
ETD Exchange Traded Derivative
EU European Union
EURIBOR Euro Interbank Offered Rate
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F
FCM Futures Commission Merchant
FIFO First In, First Out
FLEX Flexible Exchange
FOF Futures and Options Fund
FOK Fill or Kill
FpML Financial Products Markup Language
FRA  Forward Rate Agreement
FRN  Floating Rate Note
FCA Financial Conduct Authority
FX Foreign Exchange
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G
GCM General Clearing Member
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDR Global Depository Receipt
GFD Good For Day
GFOF Geared Futures and Options Fund
GIS Good In Session
GRY Gross Redemption Yield
GTC Good Till Cancelled
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H
HDD Heating Degree Day
HKEx Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd
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I
ICE Intercontinental Exchange
ICM Individual Clearing Member
IDRiS Intra Day Risk System
IFRS International Financial Reporting Standards
IPE International Petroleum Exchange of London Ltd (Now ICE Futures)
IPO Initial Public Offering
IRP Interest Rate Parity
IRS Interest Rate Swap
ISD Investment Services Derivative
ISDA International Swaps and Derivatives Association
ISE International Securities Exchange
ITM In The Money
IV Intrinsic Value
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J
JADE Joint Asian Derivatives Exchange
JGB Japanese Government Bond
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L
LIBID London InterBank Bid Rate
LIBOR London InterBank Offer Rate
LIFO Last In First Out
LME London Metal Exchange
LSE London Stock Exchange
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M
MCX Multi Commodity Exchange (Mumbai)
MDS Market Data System
MiFID Markets in Financial Instruments Directive
MIT Market If Touched
MOC Market on Close
MOO Market On Open
MTM Market to Market Swap
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N
NCDEX National Commodity and Derivative Exchange Ltd (India)
NFA National Futures Association
NLV Net Liquidation Value
NYBOT New York Board Of Trade
NYMEX New York Mercantile Exchange
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O
OCC Option Clearing Corporation
OIS Overnight Index Swaps
OPEC Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPL Open Position Limit
OTC Over The Counter
OTM Out of The Money
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P
PHLX  Philadelphia Stock Exchange
PM Premium
POM Public Order Member
PPP Purchasing Power Parity
PPS Protected Payments System
PSBR Public Sector Borrowing Requirement
PSNCR Public Sector Net Cash Requirement
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R
RCH Recognised Clearing House
RIE Recognised Investment Exchange
RPI Retail Price Index
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S
SCM SwapClear Clearing Member
SDRT Stamp Duty Reserve Tax
SEAQ Stock Exchange Automated Quotation System
SEC Securities and Exchange Commission
SETS London Stock Exchange Electronic Trading Service
SGX Singapore Exchange Ltd
SHFE Shanghai Futures Exchange
SPAN Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk
SSF Single Stock Futures
STIR Short Term Interest Rate
STP Straight Through Processing
SwML Sign Writing Markup Language
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T
TAPO  Traded Average Price Option
TD Transparency Directive
TIMS Theoretical Intermarket Margining System
TOIS Tom/Next Indexed Swap
TRS Trade Registration System
TRS Total Return Swap
TSE Tokyo Stock Exchange
TSX Toronto Stock Exchange
TV Time Value
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U
UCITS Undertakings for Collective Investments in Transferable Securities
USF Universal Stock Futures
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