Stocks basically represents your shares of ownership in a company or corporation. Thus, if you buy stocks, you are entitled to be a shareholder or stakeholder of that corporation. On the other hand, stock market is simply the place where you buy and sell shares of stock of a publicly listed company. Stock market is definitely very risky and volatile. Here, you will be dealing with two kinds of risks. The first one are risks that are very common in the market while the second risk is due to ignorance.