Stock Market Investments

Thursday, December 20, 2007 | Labels: | |

A stock market is a private or public market for the trading of company stock and derivatives of company stock at an agreed price; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. Trading in stock markets is one of the most popular investment methods.

A “stock” is a share in the ownership of a company. A stock represents a claim on the company's assets and earnings. As you acquire more stocks, your ownership stake in the company becomes greater.

Note: Some times different words like shares, equity, stocks etc. are used. All these words mean the same thing.

Here's a basic guide about stock trading. If you are considering investing in the stock market, you MUST read it.

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