Diversified Bullish

Musings About Investing (Not Financial Advice)

Dec 01, 2022

A List of Financial Cliches and Terms

  1. "soft landing": implies graceful economic transition
  2. "pivot": implies the Fed will switch its interest rate policy
  3. "bottom": implies a time where the market will irreversibly swing to the upside
  4. "short squeeze": price goes up due to short sellers being forced to cover their positions
  5. "place to hide out": reference to a stock as a shelter or place unaffected by market drawdowns
  6. "growth stock": stock that reinvests dividends to grow rather than paying to investors
  7. "dividend stock": stock thay pays dividends to investors
  8. "dead money": momentum of a stock has stalled and not changing anytime soon
  9. "rekt": getting decimated by a position's losses
  10. "falling knife": stock price is falling fast and risky to catch
  11. "due dilligence (DD)": researching a stock's prospects to generate money
  12. "money on the sidelines": reference to how much cash is waiting to be deployed into stocks
  13. "dry powder": refers to amount of investable cash you have
  14. "FUD": fear, uncertainty and doubt raised by a stock's haters
  15. "whales": big shareholders that move markets when they enter or exit a position
  16. "stagflation": reference to a stagnant, inflation plagued economy
  17. "priced in": the price is all knowing, common catch-all trope
  18. "forward looking": the market is out in future events and pricing accordingly
  19. "overvalued": insinuates the market price is wrong about a stock, opposite of oversold
  20. "oversold": implies the stock price has swung to the downside and is primed to bounce back
  21. "valuation multiples": comparison of current price vs. earnings + cash flows
  22. "trading at a premium": implies the stock commands its lofty valuation against its earnings
  23. "long term": 1-5,10 or > 30 years, depending on who you ask!