Equity: Equity is a type of ownership in a company. A company when requires fund or capital to fulfill the requirement of the company then it issues equity in the form of shares to the public. Equity is the capital invested in a company by its owner which could be through contributing some capital such as the purchase of a stock.

Derivatives: Derivatives are instruments that acquire their value from a particular asset - this could be stock, shares, commodities, currencies or interest rates. Some known derivatives instruments are forwards, futures, options, and swaps. This is a good tool to determine the price. A derivative is a secondary instrument to some assets. Derivatives give rise to some right or obligation in an asset for a future point rather than being an asset itself. Derivatives give the right to buy an asset at a set price or commitment to sell on a set date. Derivative tends to be more volatile than the asset.

Equity and derivatives are two financial instruments that are used in the financial market and exchange to buy or sell. The difference between both is that equities are instruments for investment while derivatives are for speculations and hedging purposes. The value of equities is affected by the performance of the company, demand in market or volume of buying or selling, condition of the market. The value of derivatives is dependent on the value of its underlying assets.

Derivatives and equities are two financial instruments that are quite different from each other. But the main similarity between both of them id that they can be sold and purchased.

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