Market Terms

We don't know everything about the markets.  We're just devoted to learners.  Taken from those smarter than ourselves, here's how we define Stock.

All the shares of a corporation into which ownership is divided.  Meaning that a stock represents fractional ownership of a corporation.  Also known as equity, they make up the foundation of many investor’s portfolios.  They are most prominently sold on stock markets, but can also be sold privately.  Owning stock in a company normally entitles the stockholder to a proportion of the companies earnings, proceeds from its liquidation, or voting power (all these proportional to the amount of stocks held).