A share (or a stock) is an ownership share in a company. Each of these shares denotes a part ownership for a shareowner, stockholder, or shareholder, of that company. Shares are traded on exchanges all over the world. The JSE is the largest exchange in Africa whilst the New York Stock Exchange or NYSE is the largest in the world.
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