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Navigating the world of trading can sometimes feel like learning a new language. With various acronyms thrown around, it’s essential to grasp what each term means to make informed decisions. Below is a compilation of commonly used trading acronyms that every trader should know, including some not listed in the image provided:

Fundamental Trading Acronyms:

  • TA: Technical Analysis
  • FA: Fundamental Analysis
  • E/R: Earnings Report
  • YTD: Year-to-Date
  • ATH: All Time High

Market Movement Acronyms:

  • HOD: High of Day
  • LOD: Low of Day
  • HH: Higher High
  • HL: Higher Low
  • LH: Lower High
  • LL: Lower Low

Time-Based Acronyms:

  • O/N: Over Night
  • 52s: New 52 week high
  • TF: Time Frame
  • MS: Market Structure
  • HTF: Higher Time Frame
  • LTF: Lower Time Frame

Trade Execution Acronyms:

  • BRB: Break-Retest-Bounce/Breakdown
  • B/O: Break Out
  • BOS: Break of Structure
  • Pre: Pre-Market Trades
  • AH: After Hours Trades
  • R/R: Risk/Reward
  • S/R: Support and Resistance
  • TP: Take Profit
  • SL: Stop Loss

Market Sentiment Acronyms:

  • BE: Break Even
  • DD: Drawdown
  • Be: Bearish
  • Bu: Bullish
  • HNS: Head and Shoulders

Additional Acronyms to Know:

  • PML: Pre-Market Low – This refers to the lowest price level of a stock before the market opens.
  • PMH: Pre-Market High – Conversely, this is the highest price level of a stock before the market opens.
  • PDL: Prior Day Low – The lowest price of the previous trading day.
  • PDH: Prior Day High – The highest price of the previous trading day.
Example of premarket highs and lows on $NVDA stock

Understanding these acronyms is just the first step. It’s crucial to delve deeper into each concept to truly get a handle on trading. For instance, knowing what constitutes a “breakout” or a “head and shoulders pattern” can provide insights into market trends and potential reversal points.

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