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Stock chat abbreviations
- a/n — Afternoon
- b/o – Breakout
- o/n – Overnight
- pre – Pre-market trading
- a/h – After-hours trading
- eod – End of day
- e/r – Earnings release
- adr – Average daily range of a stock over a number of days (the larger the number the more volatile the stock).
- l/f – Low float stock (very few shares oustanding, generally under 10 million, so these stocks can move a lot on low volume)
- ss – Short sell
- L2 – Level 2 stock quotes
- hod – High of the day (not including pre-market data)
- nhod – New high of the day (used when a stock has broken above a previous high)
- 52h – 52 week highs
- lod – Low of the day (not including pre-market data)
- nlod – New low of the day (used when a stock has broken below a previous low)
- 52l – 52 week highs
- sup – Support
- res – Resistance
- red – A stock that is below its previous day’s close
- green – A stock that is above its previous day’s close
- r/g – A stock going from red to green
- g/r – A stock going from green to red
- etb – Easy to borrow (shares to short)
Common community abbreviations
- idk – I don’t know
- iirc – If I remember correctly
- imho / imo – In my (humble) opinion
- ttyl – Talk to you later
- lol – Laughing out loud
- pm – Private message
- tia – Thanks in advance
- ty – Thank you
- yw – You’re welcome
Common stock-related abbreviations