The stock market is a collection of exchanges, where different equities from various companies get traded.
The more shares in a company you purchase, the higher your ownership stake.
A dividend is a sum of money, the greater your ownership, the more money you will receive.
The stock market is open for 8 hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time (on weekdays). Unlike Forex, which operates 24 hours a day on weekdays.
The volume traded per day is $200 billion.
Shares can be bought and sold to others via this network of exchanges (similar to buying and selling currencies.)
The main value from stocks is what’s known as “capital gains.” This guarantees you a profit from selling the stock.