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 Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents 16 Wall Street Cliches in 60 Seconds Pundits say a lot of things about the markets. Let's see if you can keep up. Four Really Good Reasons to Invest There are four very good reasons to start investing. Do you know what they are? 5 Smart Investing Strategies Getting what you want out of your money may require the right game plan.