Dead Cat Bounce -- 10 Strange Investment Terms Explained

By Andy Obermueller
November 03, 2010

Financial types definitely like their strange investment terms: They're an effective way of keeping the circle closed to outsiders, or creating a secret club that only a select few can be enter.

Plus, creating language barriers adds a layer of opacity that makes a translator seem more necessary than it really is. Those translators make a good living!

So you study up and try to gain a fluency in this unusual pidgin tongue. But just when you think you have Wall Street's army of acronyms memorized and feel conversant with its stock and bond terminology, you'll inevitably hear some wacky phrase or saying that leaves you baffled.

We've collected a few of these. You'll be surprised how often you hear them.