December 21, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

History of Stock Trading

History of Stock Trading

Although stock trading dates back as far as the mid-1500s in Antwerp, modern stock trading is generally recognized as starting with the trading of shares in the East India Company in London.

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A deep historyCorporate shares started being traded in the 1830s in Bombay (now Mumbai) with the stock of Bank and Cotton presses. The simple and informal beginnings of stock exchanges in India take one back to the 1850s when 22 stockbrokers began trading opposite the Town Hall of Bombay under a banyan tree.

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When did the stock market start :

17 May 1792The NYSE was founded 17 May 1792 when 24 stockbrokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement on Wall Street in New York City. Famously, they met beneath a Buttonwood tree and formed a centralised exchanged for the burgeoning securities market in the United States.


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Who invented the stock market :

It all started in the 17th century when the Dutch, as traders and navigators were building empires of money from the ships with spices they were bringing from India through the Amsterdam harbor, the greatest in Europe at the time.

How long has the stock market existed :

The first stock exchange in the U.S. was formed in Philadelphia in 1790. This was two years before the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which would grow to be the Philadelphia exchange’s much larger cousin.

Who owns most of the stock market :

So who owns most of the stock marketThe majority of corporate equities and mutual fund shares are held by investors who are white, college educated and above the age of 54, according to an analysis from the Center for Household Financial Stability at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

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Who started the stock market in America :

United States. America’s stock exchange history began 19 years after the London Stock exchange group was formed. In 1790, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange was established. Two years later, on May 17, 1792, 24 merchants from New York met under a Buttonwood tree to form the New York Stock Exchange.