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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.

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 s...
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. Generall...
Cato Conroy2 months ago
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 Tepfenhart2 months ago
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 wo...
Ben Kharakh8 months ago
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 Hanikeh8 months ago
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 ...
Rachel Blanchard9 months ago
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 ...
Jennifer Violet9 months ago
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 c...
C.C. Curtis9 months ago
Worst Stock Market Crashes in US History
Stock market crashes happen surprisingly often throughout the US history. Since they're so unanticipated, it can happen at any minute now. What a stock market crash is a sudden dramatic decline of sto...