STOCK - a share of stock means ownership in a company; how much ownership depends on how many our bought.
AMEX - Short version for American Stock Exchange.
Bid and Asked - Bid is the highest price anyone will pay for stock, asked is the the lowest price anyone will take.
Broker - the agent who buys and sells stocks on behalf of others.
Commision - fee charged to a customer by a broker for buying and selling stocks for them.
Investor - person who holds and buys stoks.
The stock market is a great place for people to either make or lose money by buying a share, or part of a company. This of course is a risky business, but the pay offs could be huge if they choose correctly. There are differnt markets and differnt stocks to trade, that we will all get into later. This is just a basic rundown about what all of this stock stuff is about. If you're confused, stick with me and lets go through the rest of the pages before you give up. Lets go to "Ready for some Stock History?"