Top Twenty Financial Words of 2011

What were the Top Twenty Financial Words (or Terms) of 2011?

I asked you guys over in the Faculty Lounge today and then added in my own two cents as someone’s who’s consumed more financial news than almost anyone this year (I know, send your condolence cards later, lol).

Here’s our list…

Top Twenty Financial Words of 2011

20. Intervention

19. Contagion

18. Netflixed

17. Risk On/Risk Off

16. Hypothecation

15. Bazooka

14. AAA

13. Timestamped

12. Austerity

11. Bifurcated

10. Off the Lows

9. Troika

8. Face-Ripper

7. Transitory

6. Haircut

5. Downgrade

4. Correlation

3. Merkozy

2. Occupy

1. Europe

The below received honorable mention, let’s hope none of them carry over and are still relevant in 2012…

Peripheral, Hopium, Headline Risk, Headline Driven, Macro Driven, SiFi (Systemically Important Financial Institution), Fitch-slapped, Operation Twist, Rajaratnam, MF’d, Corzined, Sovereign Debt, Uncertainty, Osama Top, Leverage, Repos, Eurozone, Kicking the Can, F*ckery (a fave of traders), Ringfence, Risk Parity, Range-bound, Schadenfreude.

Updated honorable mention: Whipsawed, Supercommittee, Debt Ceiling – hat tip Sergio.

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