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Major moments in the history of the stock market, from the birth of stock exchanges to catastrophic market crashes and more.

  • Brett Tortorello
    Published 7 months ago
    10 Must Read Economics Books

    10 Must Read Economics Books

    Economics can be, admittedly, a pretty boring subject to casually read up on. Not everyone is a fan of how the US economy—or any economy for that matter—works.
  • Fred Eugene Park
    Published 8 months ago
    What Is the Origin of Bull Market and Bear Market Terms?

    What Is the Origin of Bull Market and Bear Market Terms?

    With its global financial epicenter in New York City, the stock market has long been a source of curiosity for many Americans. With numerous popular films like Wall Street and The Wolf of Wall Street uncovering the unsavory side of investment, people are often skeptical of the financial industry. Though few truly understand the inner workings of the world economy, they are fascinated by the culture around it and are envious of those who thrive off of trading in the stock market. If you have an intermediate or advanced knowledge about the world of finance or investment, you have at very least probably heard the terms bull and bear markets. These terms are used to describe the performance of the stock exchange in terms of stock prices and subsequent investor confidence. There are few factors more important in the fluctuations of the market than the state of investor confidence. The state of the market hinges greatly on the confidence of the investor, meaning that high confidence is good for the market and low confidence is obviously bad. In fact, before the Great Depression, many of the large economic collapses in history were referred to as "panics," occurring every few decades, despite the general upward trend of the nineteenth century. The origin of bull market and bear market terms still stands today, though, as vocabulary has evolved to describe trends in the market, and are exceedingly important for anyone with a vetted interest in the stock market to know.
  • Vidello Productions
    Published 8 months ago
    15 Expensive Houses Owned by Billionaire Wall Street Bankers

    15 Expensive Houses Owned by Billionaire Wall Street Bankers

    15. Fifth Avenue Fortress - Bruce Kovner
  • Nicola P. Young
    Published 9 months ago
    Great Books About Wall Street Scandals

    Great Books About Wall Street Scandals

    Wall Street is notoriously corrupt. Entire libraries and bookstores could be filled with the exposés and investigations of Wall Street and Washington corruption, ranging from single individuals stealing billions from their investors to the largest corporations running nationwide or global scams. Sometimes it's a matter of opportunity, as seen in The Big Short, but other times it's a matter of long-term, pre-meditated malice and greed. To bone up on your understanding of some of these shocking people and events, there are countless books about Wall Street scandals that offer new insights, deep investigations, and important discussions of the ways that some aspects of the economy do and, more importantly, don't work.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 12 months ago
    Things You Didn't Know About 'Wall Street'

    Things You Didn't Know About 'Wall Street'

    Among the best Wall Street films to watch, the classic 1987 film Wall Street is considered to be the archetypal image of the wealth, surplus, and success of the 1980s. Despite critical and financial success, leading to a lukewarm sequel in 2010, the film had more than its fair share of behind-the-scenes drama. Between this drama between stars Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas, burgeoning technologies, and historical relevance, here are some things you didn't know about Wall Street.
  • Joseph D. N. Kendrick
    Published 12 months ago
    The Origins of Wall Street Market Terms

    The Origins of Wall Street Market Terms

    Like members of any relatively exclusive profession or organization, the stockbrokers on Wall Street have, over time, developed a proprietary lexicon of inside jokes and trade-specific terms. Generally, these terms are of little to no use to laypeople, but they come in handy in a few specific scenarios. Understanding some of the more cryptic Wall Street market terms can enrich the experience of watching a movie like The Wolf of Wall Street, or seemingly any movie that takes place in the 1980s, while understanding common stock market terms and their definitions is just good general knowledge.
  • Cato Conroy
    Published 12 months ago
    The 10 Biggest Investment Scandals in History

    The 10 Biggest Investment Scandals in History

    The finance world is one that is deceptively dramatic. On the surface, finance seems to be the most drama-free industry in existence. People ask, "What's so exciting about number-crunching accountants?"
  • Ossiana Tepfenhart
    Published about a year ago
    The Bernie Madoff Scandal Explained

    The Bernie Madoff Scandal Explained

    At one point, Bernie Madoff was one of the most respected men on Wall Street. As owner of one of the most successful investment firms in America and as the former chairman of NASDAQ, Madoff had the world at his feet. Everyone in the finance world wanted to be him.
  • Ben Kharakh
    Published about a year ago
    Worst IPOs in History

    Worst IPOs in History

    "Now these readers, well they'll know our names/ the bankruptcy punch sound is our claim to fame/ and that's why they call us worst IPOs in history, we can't deny/ bad, bad IPOs till the day we die."
  • Jacqueline Hanikeh
    Published 2 years ago
    10 Unknown Facts About 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    10 Unknown Facts About 'Wolf of Wall Street'

    As a fan myself, the iconic film The Wolf of Wall Street is easily one of the best films out there. Based on Jordan Belfort's memoir, this film perfectly captures the life of the Wolf during his Wall Street days. The setting of the film goes back in 1987 where Jordan took an entry-level job at a Wall Street brokerage firm. While still in his 20s, he discovers his own firm, Stratton Oakmont. Working hand in hand with Donnie Azoff and a gang of brokers, Jordan makes a massive fortune by defrauding wealthy investors out of millions. However, Jordan couldn’t take the train of fun and thrills for too long, because the SEC and the FBI were on his tail.
  • Rachel Blanchard
    Published 2 years ago
    Biggest Merger and Acquisition Failures in History

    Biggest Merger and Acquisition Failures in History

    There are so many companies and businesses out there who are successful at what they do. From food-chain companies to technology and even motor vehicle companies, it's clear that the majority of them that we know are doing fairly well in the business. Companies like BMW, eBay, Microsoft, Google, Time Warner, and others have actually been part of either a merger or an acquisition, believe it or not.
  • Jennifer Violet
    Published 2 years ago
    The Highest Stock Prices In History

    The Highest Stock Prices In History

    The stock market goes crazy every single day. Certain companies' stocks shoot up, but then can suddenly come right back down in an instant. There are also companies that have a consistent rating and can suddenly go right up or down. No one can expect where the prices will go. All we can do is watch the prices through the stock market. That's one of the cool and thrilling things when it comes to investing in stocks, too. Since you don't know how high or low a company's stock will go, you can either gain or lose. Stock market crashes are nearly common, too.