What Are Stocks?

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Stocks are one of the most popular financial instruments in the world, but what does a stock actually represent? Find out how and why stocks are created, and what buying a stock means for investors.


In This Series

  1. An Introduction To Mutual Funds

    Mutual funds are the starting point for many individual investors because they offer a balanced portfolio in a single investment. Find out how mutual funds work and whether they are the investment for you.
  2. What Is Inflation?

    Did you know that inflation is silently eating away at your savings? Learn more about this sneaky financial phenomenon and what causes it.
  3. What Are Stocks?

    Stocks are one of the most popular financial instruments in the world, but what does a stock actually represent? Find out how and why stocks are created, and what buying a stock means for investors.
  4. Understanding The Time Value Of Money

    The time value of money is a fundamental concept in finance - and it influences every financial decision you make, whether you know it or not. Learn the basics here.
  5. An Introduction To Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) offer investors the ability to diversify over an entire sector or market segment in a single investment. Find out how they are created and what they can do for your portfolio.
  6. What Is An Annuity?

    These contracts provide a guaranteed income stream. Learn how annuities work and their benefits.

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