hd2005 Monday, 04/11/11 06:02:38 PM Re: MNYC post# 1260 Post # of 1344 It is scary to think that someone with so little knowledge of how the stock market works is allowed to trade. When you purchase stock on the boards, the money does not go to the company or the CEO. It goes to whomever was selling the stock on the board. The company only gets the money during their IPO or when additional stocks are sold through the treasury. Stocks traded on the open market are not owned by the company.