Investing articles :: Why Do People Buy Stocks? | Investing articles for websites – best explanation I’ve hear, but I still don’t get it…”No one buys shares because he expects to collect an uninterrupted and equiponderant stream of future income in the form of dividends. Even the most gullible novice knows that dividends are a mere apologue, a relic of the past. So why do investors buy shares? Because they hope to sell them to other investors later at a higher price.”