What are stocks and shares?
Stocks and shares sound like complicated financial terms, but in fact they’re quite easy to understand.
When you hear the words ‘stock’ and ‘share’, they are generally referring to the same thing. Simply, they mean a share in the ownership of a company. If you have stocks or shares in a company, it means you own a proportion of that company’s assets and earnings. If you buy more shares in that company, your claim on their assets and earnings grows.