Financial terms can be intimidating. The financial industry can even seem to have its own language designed to keep the average person confused. But if you understand the terminology, you'll gain the confidence you need to make good, informed decisions. In this small report, you’ll find some of the most common financial terms and acronyms used in the world of banking, mutual funds, stocks, and real estate transactions. Although you may need to allow a little time to make sense of all the new terms, they're really not difficult if you dive right in. Keep this guide handy as you explore the world of investing!