GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Due to the vast amount of information and the frequency it arrives at, it’s important to understand the terms used by the admins and the community.

As not every member is comfortable asking questions, we’ve created this glossary of terms and acronyms commonly used in the Dojo.

Please note that the bot inside the Trading-Dojo Discord has a much wider glossary and converts entire phrases. Just copy a phrase you don’t understand then message the bot.
Type ? and paste (or type) the phrase or word and it will translate it.

Start typing the acronym or term to see the results below.

A
APY
Annual Percentage Yield. Return on investment after one year.
ah
After Market Hours
airdrop
Token distribution event usually based on active wallets or actionable events such as number of transactions or coins held.
alt
Altcoin
altszn
Altcoin Season. The period of time where Altcoins outperform the bases (BTC, ETH)
ape
To enter a trade irresponsibly either by entering without thought, entering with too large an allocation or both.
ath
All Time High. The highest a price has ever been.
atl
All Time Low. The Lowest a price has ever been.
B
Buy wall
Large amount of buy orders below current price, usually resulting in price bouncing unless price action is strong enough to break it lower.
be
Break Even
bearish
When price structure or events contribute to a climate where the price has a potential to fall
bt(f)d
Buy the (fking) dip
bullish
When price structure or events contribute to a climate where the price has a potential to climb
C
cex
Centralized Exchange (i.e.: Binance, Bittrex, Huobi, FTX,…). These exchanges are controlled by an organization.
close (as in candle close or market close)
End of the period under discussion (either end of the candle or trading session)
close (as in close a trade)
Getting out of a position
ct
Crypto Twitter. Usually a term of contempt to indicate the mass of traders that are always on the wrong side of the trade.
D
dalai
Y-Shaped then sideways then upwards price action after a large price drawdown (dump). Named after a meme that included the Dalai Lama
dex
De-Centralized Exchange (i.e.: Uniswap, 1Inch, 0x, Balancer,…). These exchanges are NOT controlled by an organization.
dump
To break price support and reach lower levels
E
eod
End of the Day (or trading session)
er
Earnings Report
exit(ed)
To get out of a position
F
FUD
Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt
fa
Fundamental Analysis (Team experience, project depth, vision,…)
flat
Not in a trade right now.
fomo
Fear Of Missing Out – the sentiment most responsible for wrecking traders new and experienced alike.
ftr
Failure to Return. Basically a price movement that goes against the current trend and resumes (and often confirms) a direction upon failure. I.e.: If you are in a bearish direction and you have a positive candle and then resumes bearish, that positive candle was only a liquidity event and a failure to return to a more positive price direction.
futs
Futures. A derivative financial contracts that obligate the parties to transact an asset at a predetermined future date and price.
G
giraffe
dojo-specific lingo describing a pattern resembling a giraffe (bounce [legs] , then 2md longer bounce [neck], then small consolidation [head]) before taking off to the next trading level. This is usually a bullish pattern.
H
heavy
Market are heavy – look like they are about to reverse bearish
htf
High Timeframe. Usually used with charting, indicating times that are usually 8h and higher
L
ltf
Low Time Frame. Usually used with charting, indicating times that are usually 4h and smaller
M
MA
Moving Average
mc
Market Capitalization. Basically the price of the coin, token or market multiplied by the number of units in circulation.
moon
To accelerate price increase, usually to a new high
P
pa
Price Action
perp(s)
Perpetual Contract(s). A futures contract that does not have an end date.
pm
Pre – Market Hours
premium
Difference above mean price
R
rekt
Wrecked. Self explanatory state of mind after heavy losses
res
Resistance
rn
Right Now
rr (R:R)
Risk to Reward ratio. For example, 5:1 is a 5 to 1 reward to risk ratio (where there is a 5x reward relative to a 1x risk).
S
SL
Stop-Loss
sell wall
Large amount of sell orders above current price, usually resulting in price stalling unless price action is strong enough to break it.
sr (s/r)
Support and Resistance. A price level that is both support and resistance historically.
stable(s)
Stable Coins – coins that are FIAT pegged such as USDT, USDC, BUSD
T
TVL
Total Value Locked
ta
Technical Analysis (Charting and Metrics)
tp(ing)
Taking Profit
Y
yosh
Term describing a short consolidation very shortly after the breakout from a larger structure. Oftentimes, but not always, price action in that structure is compressed but inches upwards