Shares

A share of stock is a small portion of a company. Various amounts of stock are issued directly by the company, with the proceeds from their sale being used to sustain business operations. Both private and public corporations may engage in the issuance of stock, with public offerings being available for purchase and trade on the open market. The origins of corporate stock issuance and exchange-based securities trading can be traced to early 17th century Amsterdam and the Dutch East India Company. Stocks come in many shapes and sizes, each with unique characteristics. Some stocks pay shareholders a portion of…

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