THE FIRST SHARES.December 18, 2020
What was the first stock :
The Dutch East India Co. holds the distinction of being the first company to offer shares of its business to the public, effectively conducting the world’s first initial public offering (IPO). It also played an integral role in modern history’s first stock market crash.
Where were stocks first created in the world :
AmsterdamThe real history of modern-day stocks began in Amsterdam in the 1600’s. In 1602, the Dutch East India Company was formed there. This company, which was made up of merchants competing for trade in Asia, was given power to take full control of the spice trade.
What was the largest stock increase percentage ever :
Largest daily percentage gains
Who owns most of the stock market :
So who owns most of the stock market?
The 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.