From Boats to Brokers From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Message Thank you! Oops! Related Content Tax & Estate Strategies for Married LGBTQ+ Couples Learn how to maximize your tax and estate strategy as a married member of the LGBTQ+ community. Understanding Homeowners Insurance Purchasing homeowners insurance is critical for protecting your home. How the Federal Reserve Works Each day, the Fed is behind the scenes supporting the economy and providing services to the U.S. financial system.