Date Last Updated: August 18, 2019

Tag: common stock

  • Investing

    Stocks

    Stocks are, in their prime definition, shares in the ownership and assets of a company. Although there are many types of stock, such as Preferred Stock, most often the term refers to so-called Common Stock or Common Shares that can be freely traded, usually at a Stock Exchange. Owners of common stock are shareholders in the issuing company, and therefore have voting rights.