A stock is also known as a share and represents the percentage ownership of a company.
Stocks have more risk and investors can lose money because stock prices may decline during a correction or a bear market.
The first step to buying stocks is to pick a brokerage. This is a firm like a bank that buys the stock for you.
The easiest way to buy stock is with an online brokerage. Fidelty, Schwab, and Vanguard are examples of brokerages.