Stocks (Equity)

Stocks, Common Stocks Stock Equity, and sometimes simply Equity (but not Real Estate Equity) are terms that mean, for the most part, the same thing.  They all are the common or ordinary shares of a corporation. 

 

Some of the words that are used to describe different categories stocks are U.S., foreign, large cap, mid-cap, small cap, value, growth.  Sometimes these words can be used together like “Large Cap Value Stocks”.

 

External Links

 

Investopedia – Common Stocks