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  • 1. Stockholding & Investments

    fixed interest investment a form of security issued in fixed units at a fixed rate of interest. The technical difference between stocks and shares is that a company that fixes its capital in terms of a monetary amount and then sells different proportions of it to investors creates stock, while a company that creates a number of shares of equal nominal value and sells different numbers of them to investors creates shares. For all practical purposes they are the same. In the United States, all equity instruments are called stocks, whereas in the United Kingdom, they are called shares.

  • 2. Operations & Production

    goods produced and held the supply of finished goods, raw materials, and work in progress held by a company.

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Definitions of ’stock’ and meaning of ’stock’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’stock’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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