Meaning of “equities” in the English Dictionary

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"equities" in Business English

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equitiesnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈekwɪtiz/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)