What are stocks and shares? A stock represents ownership within a company, whilst shares are individual units of stock that specify how much you own. For more useful knowledge, read on!

What is the Dow Jones?
How to invest in stocks
When is the right time to buy and sell stocks
Vampire with fangs explaining what FAANG stocks are
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The Nasdaq's opening and closing times
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) graphic
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A United Kingdom stock market graphic
Women led companies on the Shares app
Graphic of stock prices moving up and down
Dollar-cost averaging for beginners
Group of people asking questions related to stocks and shares
Compound interest increasing over time
The Nasdaq stock market vs the New York Stock Exchange
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Graphic of stock market opening times
Renewable energy stocks on the Shares app
Apple stock as a fractional share
A woman buying the dip
A bear market image featuring a negative trend line and a bear
A bull market image demonstrated by a positive trend line over a bull
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Meet the authors

Lucy Burgess

Lucy Burgess

Head of Content

Lucy has spent the last 8 years working in fintech. It's safe to say she's pretty passionate about making finance welcoming to everyone.

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James Ashoo

Content Writer

James has been investing for over four years. His aim is to explain the hard stuff, easily! When he's not chewing your ear off about stocks and crypto, he'll most likely be telling bad jokes.

Harjas Singh

Harjas Singh

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder

With a wealth of experience in fintech, Harjas is the man in the know when it comes to all things product. Investing features, chatting capabilities and thriving communities – he oversees all development on the Shares app!