|-Oldest existing stock certificate was issued in 1606 for a Dutch company.
-Much of the business of stocks and securities in the Old World revolved around shipping and the spice trade in the early days.
-First, it was the maritime empires of the Netherlands and Portugal, then later Spain, France, and England.
-It is natural then that the idea of trading stocks came to America with English colonists.
-Alexander Hamilton, the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, had studied the stock exchanges in Britain and believed they were essential to building and maintaining a vital and robust economy.
-A stock market is a place where the stocks and securities of various companies are traded.
-Stock market is also known as stock exchange market.
-History of stock market trading in the United States can be traced back to over 200 years ago.