Control stock

Definition:

The shares owned by the controlling shareholders of a corporation. Sometimes refers to stock that has voting rights rather than stock that carries no voting rights. In a situation where all stock has voting rights, it sometimes refers to the shareholdings of one investors or a group of investors that effectively control the firm.

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Risk-averse

Describes an investor who, when faced with two investments with the same expected return but different risks, prefers the one with the lower risk.

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