Investing can be intimidating, but it is important to learn the basics to minimize risk. One common type of investment is stocks, which represent partial ownership of a company. There are two ways to make money from investing in stocks: stock appreciation and dividends. An example of stocks is provided where a company, Bull Flag Cycling, raises money by issuing shares of stock. A typical investor buys a single share of the company for $1,000 and can make a profit if the company does well and the stock price increases.
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