What is Equity?

  • By Jocelyn Black Hodes, DailyWorth's Resident Financial Advisor
  • June 21, 2013

Equity is an ownership interest in a publicly-traded company represented in the form of common or preferred stock. Equity can also mean a person's total assets minus total liabilities (aka "net worth") or in terms of real estate, the difference between a property's market value and any potential mortgage or loan balance on that property. 


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