A share in the ownership of a corporation. A stock, or stock variable, is an economic magnitude that describes a quantity that exists at a point in time. Examples include a country's international reserves, a consumer's wealth, and a country's labor force. Contrasts with a flow.

Browse by Subjects

Popular Economy Terms

bond ratio
all in rate
non-deliverable forward
directors report
cash equivalent
slow payer
current ratio
income account
unavoidable costs