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English definition of “equities”

equities

noun [plural]     /ˈekwɪtiz/ 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 .
(Definition of equities noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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