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Excuse me if this has been asked before, but I can't find the answer I am looking for.
In a stock market, securities, typically shares, are bought and sold. But what makes a share valuable. Of course, other people buying shares, makes it valuable, in a never-ending loop, but if I were to grab a megaphone and say "Shares are worth nothing, trading is worthless", what's there to prove me wrong.
In other words, What benefit do I get from buying a share, if I do not plan/want to sell it?
Is it company ownership? Voting rights? The idea of owning shares?