Stocks, also known as equities, are shares of ownership that entitle the holder to a part of a company's assets and earnings. The stock market is where these shares are bought and sold. There are 60 major stock exchanges around the world and 16 of them each have a market capitalization of over $1 trillion. Both large players like banks or hedge funds and small investors participate in this market. The stock market operates on a system of supply and demand and has opportunities for long term investors and for day traders.
The US stock market contains well-known exchanges such as the NASDAQ Stock Market and the New York Stock Exchange. They have a reputation for trading strong, high-quality securities and feature some of the world's most actively traded companies such as Apple, Amazon, Bank of America, General Electric, ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson. One of our most popular chats is the Stocks chat
where traders talk in real-time about where US stocks are going.