If you’re like me, about the only thing you know about the stock market is its uncanny ability to head south shortly after I’ve “invested” some more of my hard-earned cash in anything with a trading symbol. That is, until now. The history of the stock market and its primary financial hub, on Wall Street, is quite fascinating, and it’s all right here in this engaging trivia guide, compliments of Fred Fuld III.
We’ve already been well-versed in movie trivia, television trivia, baseball trivia, and other assorted bits of information that seem to have its fifteen minutes of fame. If you feel lost in the confusing world of investing lingo, read on. You won’t get any hot tips, but you’ll have a better understanding of the origins and evolution of the stock market along with the Wall Street power brokers that make it all happen; for better or worse.
Anyone fascinated with history and another compelling slice of American pop culture will certainly enjoy perusing these pages!
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If you are interested in learning how to invest or what stocks to buy, you are looking at the wrong book. The purpose of this book is to provide interesting, amusing, and fascinating trivia about Wall Street and the stock market. Did a stock really trade for over a million dollars a share? What stock had the symbol GRRR and why? Can the company’s stock symbol affect the stock’s price? What company paid $8.5 million for a domain name? What stock owned George Washington’s graffiti on a rock? If you want to know the answers to these investment and stock market questions, and many, many others, you have come to the right place. This is a great resource for unusual facts about the Wall Street industry.
“It is refreshingly different and very fun. It is very much out of the ordinary and unusual.”
~ Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist
Fred Fuld III is a financial historian and a former executive in the financial services industry who started out working as a stockbroker, and later as a market maker on the options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. He has also worked as an adjunct professor for the College of Business of California State University East Bay. He is the publisher of Stockerblog.com and the founder of WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, and has written numerous articles for various publications. Television appearances include CNBC, Fox Business News, and Globo TV.