The stock market refers to public markets that exist for issuing, buying, and selling stocks that trade on a stock exchange or over-the-counter. Stocks, which can also be called equities, represents a partial ownership in a company. The stock market is a place where investors can purchase or sell ownership of such investible assets. Get access to the best stock trading services only on Direct Tradein. Sign up now and get a 100% deposit bonus credited to your account.