|If a person owns a stock in a company they own a part of that company.
|Stocks are known as shares in a company. If a company issues 100 shares, and you own 10 shares, then you own 10% of the company.
|People buy stocks because they hope that the company will grow and become worth much more money. As the company becomes worth more, the investment in the stock becomes worth more.
|If someone buys (invests money into) a stock and the company value goes up, the investment is worth more. If they want to sell the stock they will make a profit.