What is equity trading?
A stock is a piece of equity in a company. The shareholders of a publicly traded company literally own a piece of that company, although it may be very small depending on the number of outstanding shares the company has issued. These transactions typically take place through a stock exchange.
Choosing the right stock
Many investors use a financial advisor to help them select the stocks in their portfolio. Others do their own research, making bets on industry trends or a particular company’s strategy. While many of these lose money, the most successful investors make billions of U.S. dollars.