If you have been following the financial markets via newspapers/television channels etc., or have been interacting with market participants, you would surely have come across the terms Stock and Share being used interchangably. In fact most people are of the impression that they refer to one and the same thing. However these are not the same. Read on to know the difference.
Stock is a general term used to denote the ownership certificates of any company, whereas a share is used to denote the ownership interests of any specific company.Thus if I were to stay that I hold stocks, I would in effect be saying that I hold shares in more than one company.
With this, we hope that the thin line of difference between a stock and a share would no more be blurred for you. If there is something related to stocks or shares, that you would like others to know about, please mention it in the comments section below.
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