By EWN •
Published: 30 Nov 2021 • 9:49
For centuries, humans have been working together as merchants and traders, buying, trading, and selling goods, and services, dating back to 1772. They’d form partnerships, helping each other make goods and sell them together, then splitting whatever profit they made.
This essentially made a business for such merchants, and all of them were equal parts owners of the business as they put their respective efforts, time, and money into the business. This introduced an era of businesses where the authority did not just rest within one person, but many people who had rights to the business.
Then, as the generations went by, the part ownership of these businesses would be handed from generation to generation, until one day, ownership came into the hands of someone who did not want to lead the business, and thus, he sold his share of the business to someone else.
This was how the stock exchange came to be, buying and selling ownership of shares in a business.
What are stocks in simple terms?
In simple words, stocks are parts of the ownership of businesses. The ownership of businesses is divided into parts that several people can claim ownership of. These parts are called stocks or shares of the business, and it gives authority over the business to many people.
In the modern-day, stocks are itemized to be sold on the market. Within the last few centuries, stock markets have come to take place in different countries to buy and sell shares of different, large companies. The people who buy stocks are known as investors, as they invest money into the business in hopes that it would attain success and earn them even more money.
What are the benefits of investing in stocks?
Stocks are an efficient way to earn money if you have enough money to invest in them. Investing your money in the right places can make you even more money on top of it, which helps lead to the following benefits:
What kind of risks comes with stock investments?
Of course, like all modern-day hustles, there are always drawbacks, risks that you may have to face before or while investing.
How has stock investing helped people?
Some of the world’s major investors, a few of the richest people, were once your average nine-to-five workers. According to analysts from stock trading site StockApps.com, the stock market has gotten these people to where they are today.
Today, after investing in stocks, they are known as the richest in the world. Investments can even help those with lesser backgrounds. Many people, such as ex-convicts of minor charges, invested the last of their money into stocks and today own multiple estates and cars.
This way, stocks can help people work smarter, so long as you know where your money is best suited for success.
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