I'm buying a stock certificate printed on wood, with vermilion ink.
actual individual stocks - 'I bought stock in Enron.' 'My stocks are fucked up because of the thing with that guy.'
a corporation - you'll usually see this word after the company name on their front window. DAMAGE, INC. = DAMAGE,株式会社; MURDER, INCORPORATED = MURDER株式会社。
This is the word used in financial terms about stocks IN GENERAL - IPO or 'go public' or 'stock amoritization' and the like
株式（stocks)＋地場(marketplace)＝the stock market！
My little sister is a WOMAN who owns stock in a TIMBER corporation.
stocks and bonds