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 The Richest Man in Babylon In good times and bad, consistently saving a percentage of your income is a sound financial practice. The Power of Compound Interest Learn how to harness the power of compound interest for your investments. Your Changing Definition of Risk in Retirement A change in your mindset during retirement may drive changes to your portfolio.