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Bogged Down with Financial Speak in Billions? Let Us Help – March 31, 2019

Billions Financial Glossary

by LadyTrader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 31, 2019

We don’t think it’s essential to be a financial or legal expert to enjoy Billions. 

It is a show more about characters and their interesting relationships than about the workings of Axe Capital or the US Attorney’s office.

Having said that, we believe we are more likely to enjoy Billions once we understand exactly what’s going on, which brings us to this Billions glossary.

We have seen it mentioned on various social media that some are distracted by the fact they are finding the stock market jargon difficult to follow.

Only natural for those of us who do not spend our days talking about longing and shorting and looking out for people ditching stock through back doors at lunch time.

Think of this page as a constant work in progress.

We list terms that we think could be helpful, in alphabetical order, and we will keep adding to it!  If you hear a term (or terms) we haven’t added yet, let us know and we will be on it! Without further ado,

Glossary of Financial Terms:

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The Billions Dictionary – March 7, 2019

From Axe Cap to Ice Juice: The Showtime Billions Dictionary

by Miles Surrey | The Ringer | March 7, 2019

Showtime/Ringer illustration

Before the new season begins, it might be helpful to get familiar with the language and learn, for example, what a Dollar Bill really is.

For anyone who hasn’t been already initiated into the Cult of Billions—also known in some circles as House of Wags—the idea of starting Showtime’s financial drama series might be a little intimidating. The show does, after all, focus on a hedge fund manager, a U.S. attorney, and a great deal of financial jargon that might come across like a foreign language. But all the finance speak serves as a helpful, necessary tone-setter for a perpetually entertaining dick-swinging contest between two hot-headed dudes that takes a ton of casualties.

For those looking for a Billions refresher before the fourth season premieres March 17, or for anyone seeking a helpful reference guide as they dive headfirst into a binge, I present the Billions Dictionary: a glossary of financial terminology, company names, abbreviations, and other essential tidbits to get the most out of your viewing experience. Sit back, treat yourself to a serving of ortolan, short some Ice Juice, and enjoy.

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