From Boats to Brokers From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history. Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content Term vs. Permanent Life Insurance When considering life insurance, it's important to understand your options. Countering Counterfeit Currency Combating counterfeiting remains core to preserving the integrity of the nation’s money. Are Alternative Investments Right for You? With alternative investments, it’s critical to sort through the complexity.