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Convertible Stock

A sophisticated form of equity ownership of a corporation. It entitles the owner to convert the certificate to common stock or preferred stock based on some trigger. The various forms of triggers include dates, financial performance, project completion, or conversion of some other security instrument.



The one single term mostly equated to capitalism is ‘Stock’.  When a business is incorporated, stock is the core medium of exchange for the investment.  The company issues a certificate referred to as stock in exchange for the investment – [...]

Common Stock – Definition


A document indicating ownership in a corporation is often referred to as common stock.   It identifies an equity position in a business.  The document or certificate is commonly referred to as a security and provides certain rights to the holder [...]