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Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange, 1955.
Trading Floor of the New York Stock Exchange, 1955

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New York Stock Market Opened on Wall Street
January 4, 1865

Do you trade baseball cards, videotapes or Pokemon cards? Anything becomes valuable if someone wants it badly enough. Have you heard about trading stocks and bonds on television or at home? Stocks are shares in a business that you get when you invest money in that company. Stocks are traded on the Stock Market and, on this day in 1865, the New York Stock Exchange opened its first permanent headquarters near Wall Street in New York City. What do you think makes the price of stock rise?
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