Shares are probably the most popular choice of investment because of its simplicity compared to other forms of investments.
A single share represents a partial ownership of a company. So, when you purchase a stock, you actually purchasing partial ownership of that particular corporation that stock represents. For an example, if you have purchased 5000 shares and the 100 % of that company is made up of 100,000 issued shares, then you own 5% of that company.
Each share represents an ownership of the company’s assets, and a claim on the company’s earnings, it produces during a specific period, such as quarterly or annually.