What is Stock?

A stock is a partial ownership of a company. For example, if a company is selling 1,000 shares of stock,and you buy 10 shares, you own 1% of that company. The place where a company trades stock is called a "Stock Exchange." The New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and Russell 2000, are examples of some stock exchanges. If you would like to buy stock from the NASDAQ then you would go to their site, select a stock, then buy it. The way it works is different for all stock markets.