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Definitions of equity


(of a brokerage account) the value of an account's securities minus any debit balance in a margin account

The maintenance margin is 25%. This means that there must be a minimum amount of equity valued at 25% or more of the total value of the margin account. Read more: What is the difference between initial margin and maintenance margin? | Investopedia Follow us: Investopedia on Facebook


shareholders' equity (also referred to as the owners' equity) is the value of a company's total assets minus its total liabilities

The Group's shareholders' equity stands at €297 million.


common law legal principles applied to achieve fairness where the strict rules of law would be too severe or unkind

General principles of equity and fairness allowed the corporate organisational veil to be lifted to protect the interests of the third party.