guardian.co.uk  Jan 22  Comment 
KRR buys thetrainline.com after firm’s IPO and suspected valuation of more than £500m The American private equity fund KKR has bought the British train ticket website thetrainline.com, derailing its planned float on the London stock...
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 21  Comment 
American Equity Investment Life Holding (AEL) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 5.40% return in just 212 days. A covered call on American Equity Investment Life at the $25.00 level expiring on Aug. '15 offers an assigned return rate...
Wall Street Journal  Jan 21  Comment 
Northern Trust’s results for the December quarter topped expectations as stronger equity markets drove the trust bank’s assets higher.
Mondo Visione  Jan 20  Comment 
SGSS to benefit from streamlining default fund contributions and margin payments, as well as reduced clearing fees and settlement costs Reflects growing trend for clearing members to consolidate cash equity flow through one CCP ...
Financial Times  Jan 20  Comment 
Figure surpasses pre-recession peak as industry booms



Generally refers to the combined net value of all investment products one owns. Some common investment products include stock, stock options, bonds, cash, real estate, intellectual property and loans, among others.

Equities are the value of the shares issued by a company


An individual can own assets like stocks, cash in money market accounts, bonds. That individual also owns liabilities such as auto loans, mortgage on his home, and other debt such as credit card bills etc.

In such a case his combined equity would be all assets less all liabilities.

equity 14c., from equite (13c.), "equality, conformity, symmetry, fairness," from aequus "even, just, equal" (see equal). As the name of a system of law, 1590s, from Roman naturalis aequitas, the general principles of justice which corrected or supplemented the legal codes. [1]

equal (adj.) 14c, "uniform, identical, equal," from aequus "level, even, just," of unknown origin. Parallel formation egal was in use late 14c.-17c. The noun is recorded from 1570s. The verb is from 1580s, "compare, liken," also "match, rival." [2]

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