Let’s learn about stocks and investing. Does that thought give you the creeps? I hope that this article will help alleviate that and give enough background to at least help you be less worried about the endeavor of looking at the stock market.
My goal here is not only helping you to understand what’s going on with your own investment portfolio or retirement, but also giving you enough information to know what your investment advisor is talking about or possibly, if you’re brave enough, to begin playing the market and choosing your own stocks.
What Exactly is a Stock?
To begin with, the terms “stocks” and “equities” are sometimes used interchangeably. This is because owning stock is literally owning …