Definitions for "equities"
An instrument that signifies an ownership position, or equity, in a corporation,...
Common and preferred stock that represent a share in the ownership rights of a company and the right to collect dividends from profits. The term "Equity" can also refer to the net worth of a company.
These are company shares, thus representing part ownership by the investor in a particular company. Ownership of equities / shares will often entitle the investor to a portion of the company's profits (paid out in the form of a dividend at particular intervals). Equities also offer considerable potential for capital growth, but as their value will fall as well as rise, there is also the risk of capital loss. Hence, equities are risk investments, which are best suited to those who are prepared to tolerate such risk and invest their funds for the long term.
Claims of various parties against assets. The two types of equities are 1) liabilities - claims of the creditors and 2) owner's equity - claims of the owners of the business (called shareholder's equity for an incorporated business).
Financial rights to the assets of any business.