Investing in stocks is considered to be a high risk investment generally because there is little to no guarantee you will receive your investment back. Investing in stocks is an investment in shares of a corporation, if the corporation does well the stock price will increase and therefor so will your investment. Since there are many different forms of company stocks and ways to earn money, these investments are complicated and if you choose to explore this option we highly recommend talking to your accountant and financial advisor before proceeding.