Why a falling stock market is not always a bad thing! When markets are falling a shrewd investor uses this as an opportunity to expand their portfolio by buying cheaper assets. This can ultimately lead to considerably higher return in the future.
A share in a company is just that – you own part of the company. If it is a publicly quoted company, then yes, admittedly, your share in that company may not carry much control but you do own a share in the company with a right to attend and vote at the company’s Annual General Meeting, as well as the possibility to receive any dividend payable the company and the opportunity to make a “capital gain” is the share price increases.