What are stocks?

Stocks are shares of ownership in a company. 

 

Each share has a value based on the company’s total worth. The price of the stock is influenced by supply and demand factors in the market and other variables such as economic or political events. This could be news impacting the company specifically, or occurring in the broader industry.

 

These shares are traded publicly on a stock exchange.

 

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