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What Is a Stock?

May 20, 2014

Each share of stock represents a small piece of the ownership of a company and entitles the shareholder to a small claim on the company’s assets and earnings.

Owning shares of a company’s stock technically makes you the boss of the company’s executives, including its CEO. But unless you own a significant portion of a company's stock, you don’t get a real say in how the company is operated.

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