What are stocks?
Stocks are shares of ownership in a company.
Each share has a value based on the company’s total worth. The price of the stock is influenced by supply and demand factors in the market and other variables such as economic or political events. This could be news impacting the company specifically, or occurring in the broader industry.
These shares are traded publicly on a stock exchange.
Find out more in our video on the eToro Academy:
- When will my trade open?
- What do I purchase when I buy stocks on eToro?
- How do I buy stocks?
- What are the benefits?
- How do I find stocks on the platform?
- Can I buy stocks commission-free?
- Does eToro pay dividends?
- Why don’t you have all stocks like other brokers?
- Can I buy a stock when the market is closed?
- Is it possible to leverage my stocks?
- What happens if my stock is affected by a corporate event?
- Why is the risk in real time stock higher than in the FX market?
- What is the risk in real time stocks?
- How are the overnight fees on stocks calculated?
- What is a stock split?
- What is a reverse stock split?
- What is a fractional share?
- What is an IPO?