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What are stocks

Discussion in 'Stock Market Discussions' started by mark004, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. mark004

    mark004 New Member

    Jan 12, 2010
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    Stocks, or equities, are issued by companies and represent proportionate ownership interest in those companies. Owning a share of stock represents a small piece of ownership in that company. When you own stock in a company, you can potentially benefit from the dividends that are issued by the company, and/or the stock price of the company if it goes higher. Conversely, when the performance of the company goes down, you may receive lower dividends or the price of the stock may decrease.
    Why Invest in Stocks?
    Stocks usually have higher short-term risk than bonds. Historically, equity markets have tended to move both up and down in a more dramatic manner on a day-to-day basis than traditional fixed income instruments. However, equities have historically produced the highest returns relative to other investment classes.* An investment portfolio containing a mix of stocks, bonds and cash is one way to diversify your investments and plan for your future goals.
    Types of Stocks:
    Blue Chip Stocks are stocks that are issued by large, well-established companies such as General Electric, IBM and Coca Cola. These stocks have long histories of financial growth, earnings and of paying consistent dividends.
    Value Stocks are generally regarded to be underpriced compared to the relative financial strength of the company which they are issued by. Often the company has fallen out of favor for one reason or another, but continues to have solid financial earnings.
    Growth Stocks are generally issued by companies with solid growth potential but have less of a track record of earnings success. Growth stock companies tend to have sales and earnings that are increasing faster than the average company, although they usually pay small or no dividends. Although these companies do not typically pay dividends, they do retain earnings and reinvest them in order to fund company expansion.
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  2. wringle

    wringle New Member

    Oct 1, 2010
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    Stock investing can be fun, also challenging, but if you are not familiar with them, things can mix up in your head.

    Just to be sure what stocks are, these are paper assets that companies issue when they want to raise money. When you buy a stock you will actually own a part of that company, so you become interested in how that company is doing.
    #2 wringle, Nov 25, 2010
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  3. mark1230

    mark1230 New Member

    Dec 7, 2010
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    i really love stock market..i am a day trader and it is really cool way to make moeny.I use trading software which automates my work.
  4. sharetips033

    sharetips033 New Member

    May 9, 2011
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    It is a perfect question that “ What are stock ? “ It is my thinking that stock is a share in the ownership of a company. Buying stock in a company is, basically, buying a very small piece of that company. You become a stockholder in that company and get the opportunity to go to yearly meetings and vote on who's on the company's board of directors and any big changes in the rule's of how the company runs. As you acquire more stock, your ownership stake in the company becomes greater. Whether you say shares, equity, or stock, it all means the same thing.
  5. 2pinkyshah

    2pinkyshah New Member

    Feb 3, 2011
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  6. Martha

    Martha New Member

    Feb 18, 2016
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    Stock is basically you buy shares of any company. If you are buying a share in the company it means that you are buying small piece of that company. To trade in Stocks firstly you need to open an account with a broker.Some learning about stocks is also necessary. To learn stocks you can read books,get a mentor, study the greats and read and follow the market.Trading in stocks can prove profit if you have knowledge how to trade in stocks so keep learning and never leave learning.


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