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Why Are Stocks Called Equities?

Start with the equity in a house. If your home is worth $400,000 and you owe $320,000 on the mortgage, it has $80,000 of equity. The building is the asset and the mortgage is the debt.

Twitter and Amazon release their earnings

Analysts expected a hike of 14 cents per share in Twitter’s Q3 earnings, but Twitter upped that to 21 cents per share. Refinitv ran a speculative survey that proposed revenues of $702.6 million but again, Twitter overreached, coming in at $758 million. Twitter’s user base is well below Facebook, but the platform is taking measures to enhance active use. It was thought user numbers for Q3 would hit 330.1 million, but they fell behind at 326 million.