Glossary of Terms

For those of you who often scratch your head when you see something in one of my charts or twitter posts – this should help.

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100d 100 day moving average
10d VWAP 10 day Volume Weighted Average Price
200d 200 day moving average
20d 20 day moving average
50d 50 day moving average
Abv Above
ATM At the Money
ATR Average True Range
B/D Break Down
B/O Break Out
BB Bollinger Bands
BTC Buy to Close
BTO Buy to Open
CnH Cup and Handle pattern
Conf Confirmation
Curl Up Uh, it is curling up
Down with the Titanic I think you get this one. See “In the Sub”
DCC Diagonal Call Calendar
DPC Diagonal Put Calendar
Fib Line Fibonacci Line : 23.6, 38.2, 61.8 etc.
Fish Lips Just picture fish lips. I use this reference when speaking of Bollinger Bands
FTD Follow Through Day
FTW Follow Through Week
HH Higher High
HL Higher Low
HnS Head and Shoulders pattern
Horz Supp Horizontal Support
ITM In the Money
In the Sub I am in my submarine, bottom fishing
Inv Hammer Inverted Hammer
J-hook J hook pattern. Pattern formation is a J
L Long
LBW Look Both Ways
LH Lower High
LL Lower LL
MA Moving Average
MACD Moving Average Convergence Divergence
MACD Rocket Ship Easy to understand
MACD Ski Jump Just picture a ski jump.
MACD x^ MACD cross up, a powerful event that preempts a nice up move
Marshmallow on-a-stick A really long shadow on a Hammer, Inv Hammer, Hanging Man or even a Shooting Star
MM Measured Move
O/B Over bought
O/D Overdone
O/S Over sold
OTM Out of the Money
PnF Point ‘n Figure (chart style)
pos Position
Put Ladder Long 1 Put, Short 1 Put at a lower strike (1/2 size), Short 1 Put at the next lower strike (1/2 size)
R/R Risk Reversal
RskRev Risk Reversal
RR Risk Reward
R Resistance
RES Resistance
RoC Rate of Change
S Short
SCR Split Call Ratio spread (Long 1 Call, Short 1 Call above, Short 1 Call above that strike)
SI Short Interest
SitG Stake in the Ground
SMA Simple Moving Average
SPR Split Put Ratio spread (see SCR above)
Stalking May sound bad, but just notes there is an emphasis on watching this particular stock VERY closely (including setting price alerts long or short)
StC Sell to Close
StO Sell to Open
STO Stochastics
Supp Support
TL Trend Line
TR Trend Reversal
v Bounce
VaP Volume at Price
Volu Volume
Vola Volatility
VWAP Volume Weighted Average Price
Waterfall Indicator moving, well, down like a waterfall

4 thoughts on “Glossary of Terms

  1. thought pos  was piece of shit…thanks for clearing that up! great stuff -love your work

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