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    stocks, shares, securities

    What is the difference between the words stocks, shares and securities ?


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    Re: stocks, shares, securities

    Stocks = part of the ownership of a company which people buy as an investment

    Share[s] = [one of ]the equal parts into which the ownership of a company is divided and which can be bought by members of the public

    Securities = investment in a company or in government debt which can be traded on the financial markets and which produces an income for the investor

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