Looking at the Bulls and the Bears

Looking at the ups and downs of bull and bear markets takes us to the past and present Dow Industrial Average and the S&P 500.

Throwback Thursday: When Wall Street Trading Was Slower

#TBT: Today we look back to how we used to trade stocks. Slower Trades Our story (sort of) starts 225 years ago on Wall Street with the origin of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Gathering in coffeehouses or under…

Why We Need Stock Markets

Whether looking under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street 225 years ago or at a contemporary African nation, we can see why we need new stock markets.

Why Coffee (Might Have) Caused the Industrial Revolution

Displaying the impact of a drink that is a stimulant, coffee history relates to how human capital became more innovative and productive.

Orderly Markets

No one has figured out the cause of the “flash crash”. Some background information might help, though, when we try to understand what happened. On May 6th, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged close to 1000 points, then made up some…