What is Equity?

What is Equity?

James Eves

30 years: Equity capital markets

‘Equity’ has many meanings. In this discussion, James focuses on the most common financial market reference. In this video, James explains what shares and shareholders are, and how a shareholder can trade shares.

‘Equity’ has many meanings. In this discussion, James focuses on the most common financial market reference. In this video, James explains what shares and shareholders are, and how a shareholder can trade shares.

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What is Equity?

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Overview

Equity has many meanings, however, the most common financial markets reference is usually about shares. These refers to units of ownership in a company which payout dividends to shareholders - the owners of shares.

Key learning objectives:

  • What are shares?

  • What is a shareholder?

  • What are dividends?

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