Learn Stock Market Basics

 Learn Stock Market Basics

The stock market is one of the more intimidating subjects in all of personal finance. You may want to get into the stock market, but are hesitant because you don’t understand the basics. Review these basics to get into the stock market with confidence.

What Is a Stock?

Owning a share of stock means that you are a partial owner of a company. The most common reason for companies putting stock for sale is to raise cash for their corporation (as opposed to borrowing the money). Owning stock is a great opportunity to capture the growth of the company, although some risk is involved.