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Common stock definition

Many of the advancements in portfolio theory surround common stocks, due to their liquidity and readily-available pricing history, but really hold true for other forms of equity and debt ownership.

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Common stock is one of severage types of equity investments representing ownership of a business. In the event of bankruptcy, equity securities are given lower priority than debt securities.

Synonyms: stock, equity, voting share, ordinary share


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Returns on most stocks come in the form of ____. | Capital Appreciation or Dividends or Stock Splits?

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Doc:  Especially in the media sector, some classes of common stock  have more voting power.
Lia:  So much for a classless society.

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