What is Equity Derivative?

Legal Definition
In finance, an equity derivative is a class of derivatives whose value is at least partly derived from one or more underlying equity securities. Options and futures are by far the most common equity derivatives, however there are many other types of equity derivatives that are actively traded.
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Legal Definition
An EXCHANGETRADED DERIVATIVE or OVERTHECOUNTER DERIVATIVE with an UNDERLYING reference based on COMMON STOCKS, BASKETS, and market indexes. An equity derivative can be structured as an equity OPTION, equity FUTURE, equity forward, EQUITY CALL SWAP, EQUITY INDEX SWAP, EQUITY PUT SWAP, or EQUITY WARRANT. See also COMMODITY DERIVATIVE, CREDIT DERIVATIVE, CURRENCY DERIVATIVE, INTEREST RATE DERIVATIVE.