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These are often referred to as shares or stocks. An equity is simply an asset that entitles a holder (share or stockholder) to a part of a company and/or its profits. Most ordinary shares entitle the holder to vote at the issuing company’s annual general meeting. Many shares will pay a dividend which is a periodical payment made at the discretion of the board of directors as a reward to shareholders for their ongoing support.
Equities can be traded on exchanges in the country in which the company is based although many very large organizations have their shares traded in other countries. Equities have been relied upon over many years to build wealth and are a staple in many investment portfolios. The price of equities can be subject to mild or wild fluctuations depending on the issuing company and the sentiment of the market towards it.