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This audiobook will help you understand the most common financial acronyms and abbreviations.

The business world is packed with terms and acronyms. Just like in any industry, the financial sector uses lots of acronyms. Financial abbreviations are commonly asked in banking exams. IBPS SO, IPPB Officer, IBPS RRB, RBI, LIC AAO, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and other banking exams test your knowledge in the banking and financial sector.

This practical audiobook compiles a list of 140 most common financial acronyms and abbreviations you’re likely to encounter, in alphabetical order. Every financial acronym is explained in detail, with clear and concise article-style descriptions and practical examples.

It is intended for students and professionals in the field of finance as well as private investors and for those who are interested in browsing through the financial pages of newspapers. Professionals working in or involved with banking and finance, and students, whether they are studying A-levels, degree course, or have professional qualifications in banking and finance.

This dictionary of financial acronyms and abbreviations cover: 

  • Foreign exchange
  • Treasury and money supply
  • Sovereign and corporate debt
  • Financial futures and options
  • Mortgage-backed assets
  • Money and capital markets
  • Equities and commodities
  • Business loans and debt-collecting
  • Macroeconomic terms
  • Technical analysis and derivatives
  • Government and local finance
  • Central banking and European finance

This dictionary of financial acronyms and abbreviations provides comprehensive coverage of the terms used in banking and finance sectors, ranging from personal bank accounts to international money markets.

Learn financial acronyms with ease!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Thomas Herold (P)2020 Thomas Herold

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Word Up!

I purchased the book from Amazon as well and I read it in about two weeks. I literally could not put it down. The authors speak like human beings and actually make math and finance fun and interesting. In those two weeks alone, I not only gained a better understanding of banking and financial sector, but I learned how to evaluate investments and make management decisions based on company finances. The book covers foreign exchange, treasury and money supply, mortgage backed assets, equities and commodities, technical analysis and derivatives and advanced capital expenditure analysis through concepts like discounted cash flow analysis. This book took me from feeling like I'd never understand certain things, to being able to discuss finance like an executive manager.

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Love to scrabble

This is a practical, example-heavy book that walks through the essentials in the right order. Illustrations of how the financial abbreviations are commonly asked in banking exams. IBPS SO, IPPB Officer, IBPS RRB, RBI, LIC AAO, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and other banking exams test your knowledge in the banking and financial sector and also this dictionary of financial acronyms and abbreviations covers Mortgage-backed assets, Business loans and debt-collecting, Technical analysis and derivatives, Government and local finance along with a list of 140 most common financial acronyms and abbreviations are particularly helpful.

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It can't get any better!

I really wanted to appeal to corporate clients and not necessarily retail consumers. I really wish I had this booklet back then...I would would of jumped through so many hurdles so faster. Without a doubt, I would recommend this book to anyone in the finance industry, whether you are a licensed broker or financial adviser, this book will help you to understand the playing field much better and will also talk the talk with your future clientele. Even if the sales aspect isn't for you this book will still help you grasp the fundamentals of the structures of the banking and financial sector. It's really a wealth of information if you are looking to get into the field or a major head-start if you are in school. What I really like about the book the most is that it just has a down-to-earth (no nonsense) feel to the layout AND it supplies you with a ton of sources that will take you a bit further. Well, I hope that I helped you with my evaluation. Whether you choose this book or not, I really wish you well.

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Something that is always needed.

Great book to introduce you to the key concepts of finance acronyms and abbreviations, as they apply to every person in a company. If you're working in finance, you likely already know this information, but if you're in any other department, it is the perfect book. Easy to read, easy to understand, and I have been able to apply the ideas right away. I wish this was the introductory text in MBA programs - great place to start, as finance is, more than anything, a language. I am in sales and found the ideas a great reminder of how to position the financial value of by products. I encourage anyone who wants to get ahead in their job to listen this, and then think about your company and how to apply the ideas. In this day and age, Financial Acronyms is critical to getting ahead!

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I'm always learning from it.

It is hard to understand business and executive decisions if you do not speak the language of financial acronyms and abbreviations. Without an understanding of finance, good people are left in the dark as unfortunately companies keep score via the balance sheet and income statement more than customer satisfaction and personal innovation. MBAs and other have to wade through financial accounting texts as they have the time and focus to work through the blur of terms and assumptions. Pick up this audiobook and you will not only understand how banking and finance works, but also how it influences business decisions. The `dummies' genre is always a misnomer as people who seek out these books are not dummies - it takes a smart person to know that they need to learn. I learned the hard way with a four and a half inch book on most common financial acronyms and abbreviations. I could have learned more, faster and understood it if this book was around 20 years ago. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand what most common financial acronyms and abbreviations is, the language it uses, the rules behind it and finally how it shapes and influences business decisions. Every person needs this basic knowledge to understand what is really going on and why companies do some things that do not seem to make sense.

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Got the Finacial series

I don't remember where I found the finacial series, but I must have been impressed because I signed up for his email list through Amazon. When I found out he was presenting this course, I decided to listen the preview the sample of 4 min 22 sec. His authenticity and interesting story were enough to nudge me into buying the audiobook. I'm not sure that I'm financially stuck, but I would like to have more money. I found some interesting emotional/psychological tidbits in these lectures and I enjoyed Herold's delivery. I found these lessons quick and easy to digest, and yet the concepts presented could be dived into much deeper. The narrator Bahl is also very charming, and I enjoyed this audio book very much.

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EXTRAORDINARY

I don't normally write reviews but i have to say this is the best financial book I've ever read. I have spent the past 15 or so years at the coo level with finance reporting to me. And while i'm financially savvy, I have no formal financial education. I'm a believer that finance, like any profession or industry, gets bogged down in its own set of acronyms and language. That in and of itself creates the silos too often found in organizations. Sales has it, marketing has it, hr has it, etc...etc... I always try to break down barriers and most of my time is spent as a translator. Truth be told, I've always struggled with translating the financial lingo. This book did it for me and has helped me paint a picture and tell the story behind it so everyone understands. kudos to the authors!!!

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Well thought out

The course is great and well thought out. it explains very well the material on Mortgage-backed assets, Sovereign and corporate debt, Equities and commodities, Government and local finance, Central banking and European finance, 140 most common financial acronyms and abbreviations without any unnecessary chaff, very well, straight to the point.

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Follower of Herold's IQ series

It was fantastic to hear william bahl .I have been following Herold's IQ series books for a while and its very informative and en lighting experience . As being business owner it give various incites and clarity to which direction the thinking should be . Herold's info is also very good specially the part of technical analysis and derivatives.

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holistic

I am taking this audiobook because I have never had a financial course, and now that I am older, I really see the need for it. I know that financial literacy isn't just about numbers and budgeting. It is also about beliefs and attitudes of the past that I would like to work on. This is a "holistic" course. I like that this course covers a list of 140 most common financial acronyms and abbreviations. It is good so far! I recommend this course.

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  • Jesse Cordeiro
  • 03-29-20

Excellent Mobile Dictionary!

At first, I thought that financial acronyms was an odd subject for the For financial series because it is more of an advanced business topic rather than primarily a topic of personal interest and not suited for self-education. However, this book does cover the general breadth of corporate finance if not the advanced details of every possible subject and it does so in a very accessible way. The format is the same as the other for financial books and even though some of the topics are fairly sophisticated, everything is explained in simple terms and context and importance are provided as well. The table of contents acts as an outline of the subject and there is an index although anyone familiar with the format should be able to locate the information they need without it. You'll be more financial savvy after listening this audio book. This would not function as a reference book for CFOs but it is a good introduction or review, especially for inexperienced or role-switching managers and executive and even for investors. Obviously Financial Acronyms will not be as popular as Personal Finance Terms for Beginner & Business or even 99 Financial Terms Every Beginner but it certainly fills a niche. Recommended if you are planing to run a startup. An easy to read book.

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  • Theodore
  • 03-30-20

Good with audio pronunciations

I have read many books on the subject of finance especially banking and financial sector. I have worked in finance for the last 15 years and I also have an MBA. I would recommend this book to someone who does not have an MBA or wants to have a brief introduction to banking and financial concepts. IBPS SO, IPPB Officer, IBPS RRB, RBI, LIC AAO, SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and other banking exams test sections are especially good for beginners to banking and financial sector in that they are written in layman's terms. These I believe are probably the most important concepts in banking finance. I would highly recommend getting this book if you want to be introduced to banking and financial sector!

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  • James Musser
  • 03-31-20

Great resourse of you do word puzzles!

I do have a few years (decades) of experience in the field - and many moons ago I completed most of the coursework for Ph.d. in accounting before deciding academia was not where I wanted to be. I taught the subject at the University level for more than 5 years and now train on this subject internationally. My background also includes working as an auditor and many years wearing the corporate controllers hat. I say this because I want to make clear that this book is not just for beginners, or people without a background in the field. Accounting and finance are not easy subjects especially if you jump in and start with the technical aspects of it. Put simply the better you understand the numbers - the better your business decisions will be. I view this audiobook as providing an excellent foundation - the more you build your core knowledge of the subject the better. Remember the key in business is making better business decisions - don't be overly impressed by people who can spout GAAP at you with in terms you don't understand. The real experts can, and should, be able to translate the rules in a fashion that aids in understanding (1) why the rule is there in the first place, and (2) how it impacts you business and the decisions it makes. This book is written in a fashion that will not put even non-accountants to sleep and it paints enough pictures with examples of accounting misdeeds to keep it interesting - and to really drive home how seemingly innocuous changes to how transactions are recorded and paint a very different picture of the health of an organization. I recommend this book to everyone.

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  • Alberto B.
  • 04-01-20

The Best!

Very efficient book. It moves across large swaths of content in a fast manner by reducing the material to the essentials and moving on. It is not intended for in-depth study of any particular subject, but rather to give a broad overview of how all components of economics, government, and corporations all interlink together. Overall, I think it is a great starting point from which one can launch more in-depth analysis on any of the topics covered and a great reference to see how that topic connects with the others in the grand scheme of things. Besides this audiobook I am using eBook version of this as a textbook for communication majors at my university. It is straightforward and students like that. It is also reasonably priced.

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  • Kenneth Jones
  • 04-02-20

Try it

I'm studying for my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual major in Finance and Accounting and have taking Accounting I and II (Cost and Managerial Accounting) and am halfway done with 1 of 3 Intermediate Accounting classes I will be taking. The other books I have used with these courses aren't the best textbooks I have ever came in contact with, so I actually supplemented the Acct. I and II textbooks with an older copy of a different company's approach to Accounting. I selected financial acronyms and abbreviations for this same reason - I wanted something a bit friendlier to read for a refresher in between courses and to look at to help clarify points my book might be a little muddy on. I feel like this volume works fine as a supplement to my other accounting texts and has a very easy-to-reference format for looking up a particular topic I need at any given moment. I like its clear presentation of relevant formulas and appreciate that it manages to be conversational when the opportunity presents itself. If I weren't already involved in these topics at both higher and lesser depths (I will be taking more focused courses in future terms), I think this book would be a great introduction to Corporate Finance that would help me decide if a career in such a field was something I wanted to pursue and whether or not I could or wanted to stomach the work. I would not recommend going into this or any other Dummies book expecting it to be a compendium of all written knowledge on a given subject, but this one and most of the other ones are more than adequate at providing a solid introduction and moderate understanding of a given topic. They are also good at being refreshers for information you are rusty on when you are involved in a certain career path. I will probably keep this one on my shelf for the rest of college at least.

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  • Arthur French
  • 03-29-20

Educational and interesting!

One value of the book is that it can be read peace meal with a more careful reading deferred. It's a good reference for sources of data. It's a fine layman's introduction to investment banking functions. It's good background for understanding the plethora of books being written about the role of banking in recent recessions and past depressions. I don't think it contains adequate operating knowledge to enter the banking business; at least not with one's own money. My son at who's a business major at PennState just started listening this audio book to get a headstart and understand the basic concepts of financial acronyms and abbreviations. He says it's very easy read and quite thorough in explanations. This book is a good stepping stone who has never taken a finance class before. Good buy and very well priced!

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  • Jessica
  • 04-03-20

You gotta have this one.

Although I have an extensive background in Finance, I chose to read this book to brush up my basics to progress in my career. To be honest, this book is one of the best investments I've made. It is one of the most simplified versions of understanding the core of any business i.e. its financial banking statements. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to either learn the financial side of business or simply re-touch with the basics in their free time. Very well written and excellent examples throughout each chapter make it very interesting and relatable in the real world. A very useful, practical and easy to read book. Highly recommend this book to those middle to senior managements who don’t have a strong finance background. After listening this audio book you will be able to understand the financial position of your company better.

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  • Sienna Shah
  • 08-18-20

Intimidating book!

There are many places where you can obtain advice on growing a business but few that offer guidance to a small business owner on the subject of exiting, on your terms.

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  • BenChandler
  • 08-18-20

If you want in-depth here you go!

The course perfectly match my what is looked for. Content of course is awesome and the way its been taught to us was very effective. I enjoyed learning through this course.

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  • abigailmoran
  • 08-18-20

Exactly as purchased

Some fantastic tips for both those looking to start their own business and those already running one. Can't recommend it highly enough