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    Hi, everyone

    Could you please give me a hand, thank you

    What's the difference between shares and stocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bronzeage View Post
    Hi, everyone

    Could you please give me a hand, thank you

    What's the difference between shares and stocks?
    A share is a unit of stock . Stock is divided into units, which are called shares.

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    Hi bronzeage,

    There is a more widened explanation the matter in question:

    Share (n) = a particular separate part or portion into which the capital of a company is divided, thus, e.g. a company may have a capital of &1 million divided into two million shares of 50 p each. Each share gives the person who possesses it, called a member or shareholder, a part of the ownership of the company, which means that he has the right to receive a share in the profits and to share in its management. In the USA although the capital of a stock corporation, the equivalent of a company, is divided into shares, they are called stock and their holders are called stockholders.

    Stock (n) = a store of good for sale

    We have a large stock of menís clothes.
    The company has too much money tied up in stock.

    Stock = a portion of the capital of a company that has converted its fully-pai shares into units, usually of &100 nominal value.

    Capital stock = the capital of a company that has been subscribed by its members.
    In Britain, the capital of a company that ha converted its shares into units, usually of &100 nominal value. The capital of a company must always first be issued in the form of shares, each of which has a nominal or face value that cannot be divided into smaller units.

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