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        Equity

The risk-sharing part of a companys capital, usually made up of ordinary shares.

Represents ownership interest in a firm. Also the residual dollar value of a futures trading account, assuming its liquidation occurs at the going trade price.

1. A term describing stock, or any security, representing an ownership interest.

  1. A shareholding in a limited company. By extension, "equities" is generally used to mean the whole range of shares traded on a Stock Exchange
  2. The amount by which the value of a house exceeds the total of the loans secured by mortgage(s) thereon.


The amount which shareholders own in a publicly quoted company. Equity is the risk-bearing part of the company"s capital and contrasts with debt capital which is usually secured in some way and which has priority over shareholders if the company becomes insolvent and its assets are distributed.For most companies there are two types of equity: ordinary shares, which have voting rights, and preference shares which do not. Owners of preference shares rank ahead of ordinary shareholders in a liquidation.

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Equity - The risk-sharing part of a companys capital, usually made up of ordinary shares.

Represents ownership interest in a firm. Also the residual dollar value of a futures trading account, assuming its liquidation occurs at the going trade price.

1. A term describing stock, or any security, representing an ownership interest.

  1. A shareholding in a limited company. By extension, "equities" is generally used to mean the whole range of shares traded on a Stock Exchange
  2. The amount by which the value of a house exceeds the total of the loans secured by mortgage(s) thereon.


The amount which shareholders own in a publicly quoted company. Equity is the risk-bearing part of the company"s capital and contrasts with debt capital which is usually secured in some way and which has priority over shareholders if the company becomes insolvent and its assets are distributed.For most companies there are two types of equity: ordinary shares, which have voting rights, and preference shares which do not. Owners of preference shares rank ahead of ordinary shareholders in a liquidation.


Equity : the risk-sharing part of a companys capital, usually made up of ordinary shares.

represents ownership interest in a firm. also the residual dollar value of a futures trading account, assuming its liquidation occurs at the going trade price.

1. a term describing stock, or any security, representing an ownership interest.

  1. a shareholding in a limited company. by extension, "equities" is generally used to mean the whole range of shares traded on a stock exchange
  2. the amount by which the value of a house exceeds the total of the loans secured by mortgage(s) thereon.


the amount which shareholders own in a publicly quoted company. equity is the risk-bearing part of the company"s capital and contrasts with debt capital which is usually secured in some way and which has priority over shareholders if the company becomes insolvent and its assets are distributed.for most companies there are two types of equity: ordinary shares, which have voting rights, and preference shares which do not. owners of preference shares rank ahead of ordinary shareholders in a liquidation.