Savings and Investments


What else is a stock?

A stock may also be created and then marketed and sold when a company wishes to raise capital—cash to use to help fuel the development of the business, and to pay off loans and other debt, and perhaps to buy back shares from other investors at attractive prices. A stock in a company is originally valued when the company first begins, based upon the amount of capital or cash and other assets that are brought to the table when the company is first formed.


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