The majority of stock is common stock, but there are two other types as well.

-Traded by the general public (i.e. on NYSE, NASDAQ, Dow Jones)
-Executed quickly

2. Preferred
-You either have to pay more to get it or you have to be part of the company to get it
-If the company folds preferred stock gets paid before common stock

3. Unlisted
-Can be common or preferred, but it isn’t traded on the exchanges
-It can be traded within a company

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Stock Basics: 3 Different Types of Stock

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