List Of Abbreviations And Their Full Forms Used In Stock Markets

Abbreviation Full Form
ADB Asian Development Bank
ADRs American Depository Receipts
ADs Authorised Dealers
AI Auction Inquiry
AIFIs All India Financial Institutions
AIR Assumed Interest Rate
AL Activity Log
ALBM Automated Lending and Borrowing Mechanism
ALBRS Automated Lending and Borrowing under Rolling Settlement
AMC Asset Management Company
AMFI Association of Mutual Funds in India
AON All or None
APR Annual Percentage Rate
ARM Adjustable Rate Mortgage
ASBA Applications Supported by Blocked Amount
ASC Accounting Standards Committee
AT Algorithmic Trading
ATM At-The-Money
ATSs Alternative Trading System
B2B Business-to-Business
BIFR Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction
BIS Bank for International Settlement
BLESS Borrowing and Lending Securities Scheme
BM Branch Manager
BMC Base Minimum Capital
BOVL Branch Order Value Limit
BSE Bombay Stock Exchange
BTST Buy Today Sell Tomorrow
CADT Client Allocation Details
CAGR Compound Annual Growth Rate
CAO Chief Accounting Officer
CAPEX Capital Expenditures
CB Cum-Bonus
CBDT Central Board of Direct Taxes
CC Clearing Corporation
CCIL Clearing Corporation of India Limited
CD Cum-Dividend
CDs Certificate of Deposits
CDS Currency Derivatives Segment
CDSL Central Depository Services (India) Limited
CFA Chartered Financial Analyst
CFM Certified Financial Manager/Carry Forward Margin
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CFRS Carry Forward under Rolling Settlement
CH Clearing House
CI Cum-Interest
CIA Certified Internal Auditor
CIMC Collective Investment Management Company
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor
CISs Collective Investment Schemes
CIVs Collective Investment Vehicles
CLF Collateralized Lending Facility
CLI Client
CM Clearing Member
CM Capital Market
CM Segment Capital Market Segment of NSE
CMA Certified Management Accountant
CMC Clearing Member
CMIE Center for Monitoring Indian Economy
CMO Chief Marketing Officer
Co. Company
COB Close of Business
COO Chief Operating Officer
COSI Committee on Settlement Issues
COTI Committee of Trade Issues
CP Custodial Participant
CPA Certified Public Accountant
CPP Certified Payroll Professional
CPs Commercial Papers
CR Cum-Rights
CRAs Credit Rating Agencies
CRISIL Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited
CRR Cash Reserve Ratio
CSD Collateral Security Deposit
CSE Calcutta Stock Exchange
CSO Chief Security Officer
CTCL Computer to Computer Link
CTO Chief Technology Officer
DCA Department of Company Affairs
DDBs Deep Discount Bonds
DEA Department of Economic Affairs
DFDS Demat Final Delivery Statement
DFIs Development Financial Institutions
DFRS Demat Final Receipt Statement
DMA Direct Market Access
DNS Deferred Net Settlement
DPG Dominant Promoter Group
DPs Depository Participants
DQ Disclosed Quantity
DRR Debenture Redemption Reserve
DSCE Debt Securities Convertible into Equity
DVP Delivery versus Payment
ECB Euro Commercial Borrowings
ECBs External Commercial Borrowings
ECNS Electronic Communication Networks
EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval
EDIFAR Electronic Data Information Filing and Retrieval
EFT Electronic Fund Transfer
ELSS Equity Linked Saving Schemes
EPI Early Pay-In
EPS Earning Per Share
ETFs Exchange Traded Funds
F&O Futures and Options
FCCBs Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds
FDI Foreign Direct Investment
FDIC Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FDRs Foreign Deposit Receipts
FDs Fixed Deposits
FI Financial Institution
FIBV International World Federation of Stock Exchanges
FIIs Foreign Institutional Investors
FIMMDA Fixed Income Money Markets and Derivatives Association
FIPB Foreign Investment Promotion Board
FIs Financial Institutions
FOREX Foreign Exchange
FPO Follow-on Public Offer
FRAs Forward Rate Agreements
FRB Federal Reserve Board
FTP File Transfer Protocol
FVCIs Foreign Venture Capital Investors
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GDRs Global Deposit Receipts
GDS Gross Domestic Savings
GNP Gross National Product
GOI Government of India
G-Sec Government Securities
HUF Hindu Undivided Family
i-BEX ICICI Securities Bond Index
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAI Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICDR Issue of Capital and Disclosure Requirements
ICICI Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited.
ICSE Inter-Connected Stock Exchange of India Limited
IDBI Industrial Development Bank of India
IEPF Investor Education and Protection Fund
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFSD Interest Free Security Deposit
IIM Indian Institute of Management
IISL India Index Services and Products Limited
INST Institutional
IOC Immediate or Cancel
IOSCO International Organization of Securities Commission
IPF Investor Protection Fund
IPO Initial Public Offer
IRA Individual Retirement Account
IRDA Insurance Regulatory and Devevlopment Authority
IRS Interest Rate Swap
ISC Investor Service Cell
ISIN International Securities Identification Number
ISSA International Securities Services Association
IT Information Technology
ITM In-The-Money
KYC Know Your Client
LAF Liquidity Adjustment Facility
LIC Life Insurance Corporation of India Limited
LLC Limited Liability Company
LOI Letter Of Intent
LTP Last Trade Price
MAC Membership Approval Committee
MBP Market by Price
MCA Member Constituent Agreement
MCA Ministry of Corporate Affairs
MFs Mutual Funds
MFSS Mutual Fund Service System
MI Market Inquiry
MIBID Mumbai Inter-bank Bid Rate
MIBOR Mumbai Inter-bank Offer Rate
MM Market Movement
MMKT Money Market
MMMF Money Market Mutual Fund
MNCs Multi National Companies
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
MRC Membership Recommendation Committee
MTD Month-to-Date
MTM Mark-To-Market
MW Market Watch
NASDAQ National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System
NAV Net Asset Value
NBFCs Non-Banking Financial Companies
NCAER National Council for Applied Economic Research
NCDs Non-convertible Debentures
NCFM NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets
NCIT Non Custodian Institutional Trade
NCLT National Company Law Tribunal
NCND Non-Circumvent and Non-Disclosure
ND No Delivery
NDA Non-Disclosure Agreement
NDS Negotiated Dealing System
NEAT National Stock Exchange Automated Trading
NGOs Non Government Organizations
NIBIS NSE’s Internet-Based Information System
NIC National Informatics Centre
NISM National Institute of Securities Market
NOC No Objection Certificate
NPAs Non Performing Assets
NRIs Non Resident Indians
NSCCL National Securities Clearing Corporation of India Limited
NSDL National Securities Depository Limited
NSE National Stock Exchange
NT Negotiated Trade
NYSE New York Stock Exchange
O Odd Lot market
OCBs Overseas Corporate Bodies
OCXL Order Cancellation
OECLOB Open Electronic Consolidated Limit Order Book
OIS Overnight Index Swaps
OM Order Modification
OO Outstanding Orders
ORS Order Routing System
OS Order Status
OTC Over the Counter
OTCEI Over the Counter Exchange of India Limited
OTM Out-of the-Money
P&L Profit and Loss
P/E Ratio Price Earning Ratio
PAN Permanent Account Number
PCM Professional Clearing Member
PDAI Primary Dealers Association of India
PDO Public Debt Office
PDs Primary Dealers
PFRDA Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Fund
PRI Principal Return Index
PRISM Parallel Risk Management System
PRO Proprietary
PSP Profit Sharing Plan
PSUs Public Sector Undertakings
PT Previous Trades
PV Present Value
QIBs Qualified Institutional Buyers
QTD Quarter-to-Date
RBI Reserve Bank of India
RDD Risk Disclosure Document
RDM Retail Debt Market
REIT Real Estate Investment Trust
ROA Return on Assets
ROCE Return On Capital Employed
RETDEBT Retail Debt
ROCs Registrar of Companies
ROE Return on Equity
ROI Return on Investment
ROIC Return on Invested Capital
RONA Return on Net Assets
ROS Return on Sales
RTGS Real time Gross Settlement
S&P Standard and Poor’s
SAT Securities Appellate Tribunal
SBTS Screen Based Trading System
SC(R)A Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956
SC(R)R Securities Contracts (Regulation) Rules, 1957
SCMRD Society for Capital Market Research and Development
SDs Satellite Dealers
SEBI Securities and Exchange Board of India
SEC Securities Exchange Commission
SGF Settlement Guarantee Fund
SGL Subsidiary General Ledger
SGX-DT The Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited
SIPC Securities Investor Protection Corporation
SIV Structured Investment Vehicle
SL Stop Loss
SLBS Securities Lending and Borrowing Scheme
SLR Statutory Liquidity Ratio
SPAN Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risks
SPV Special Purpose Vehicle
SQ Settlement Guarantee Fund
SQ Snap Quote
SROs Self Regulatory Organizations
SSS Securities Settlement System
STBT Sell Today Buy Tomorrow
STP Straight Through Processing
STRIPS Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities
STT Securities Transaction Tax
SURCON Surveillance and Control
SUS 99 Special Unit Scheme 99
T+2 Second day from the trading day
T-Bills Treasury Bills
TDS Tax Deducted at Source
TFT Trade for Trade
TFTS Trade for Trade Surveillance
TM Trading Member
TRI Total Return Index
TSA Tax-Sheltered Annuity
TSR Total Shareholder Return
UCC Unique Client Code
UDR Unique Documentary Requirement
UOVL User Order Value Limit
UTI Unit Trust of India
VaR Value at Risk
VCFs Venture Capital Funds
VCUs Venture Capital Undertakings
VIX Volatility Index
VSAT Very Small Aperture Terminal
WAN Wide Area Network
WAP Wireless Application Protocol
WC Working capital
WDM Wholesale Debt Market Segment of NSE
XBC Ex-Bonus
XD EX-Dividend
XI Ex-Interest
XR Ex-Rights
YTD Year-to-Date
YTM Yield to Maturity
ZCYC Zero Coupon Yield Curve