Today investing in stock markets is big business. And as evidenced in part by the online stock trading information readily available, there are more ways than ever to get involved in the financial markets. But the background of the stock market is extensive and storied.
With the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement on May 17, 1792, the “stock market” as it is now known began with only 24 sellers and stockbrokers. Market investment has grown exponentially since then. In 1868–a year after the ticker was invented by Edward A. Calahan to provide stock market investors with basic information about the various financial properties–the New York Stock Exchan Continue reading