Stocks Archive

A Brief History of Stock Exchanges

Stock exchanges have been around for hundreds of years. In fact, historians have traced the origin of the first stock exchange to France somewhere around the 12th century. Brokers traded stocks along the London Exchange, hence the term “stock exchange.” …

Ideas for Good Investments

In the current economic climate, most people consider investing to be very risky business. People are much more skeptical about what constitutes a good investment, and the Great Recession didn’t help matters in the least. However, things are beginning to …

Types of Common Stocks

Stocks are essentially partial ownership in a company. When you buy shares, you are buying a small piece of the company itself. Depending on the type of company, its size, and a variety of other factors, a stock may be …

Different Stock Indexes

Stock market indexes are tools that measure certain portions of the stock market. Many stock market indexes are used by financial reporting agencies to mark the performance of different stock portfolios. Stock market indexes are useful because they measure a …

How Stocks Are Classified

Stocks can be confusing. Before you try to invest in them, you should acquaint yourself with how stocks are classified. Businesses divide their company “stock” into many different shares, and when the business forms, it must declare how many shares …

A Brief History of Stock Exchanges

Although the development of the stock market as we know it today took centuries, the idea of debt has ancient roots. Clay tablets created by the Mesopotamian civilization, for example, recorded interest accrual from loans. However, many scholars believe that …