stocks and shares invested in a business and not bearing fixed interest. Glossary of Business Terms

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equities UK US /ˈekwɪtiz/ noun [plural] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE
shares in companies, especially ordinary shares, or the activity of trading these shares: »

Shares rose as investors moved out of bonds and into equities.

buy/invest in equities »

Most people invest in equities through unit or investment trusts.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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