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date: 28 February 2021

Stock Market. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Charles GeisstCharles Geisst

Stock exchanges are places where the investing public buys and sells shares of companies that are listed on the respective markets. The earliest stock exchanges arose in Holland and Britain in the seventeenth century. Originally called “bourses,” these exchanges traded shares of companies that had raised money for overseas exploration. In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, banks, ... ...

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