The Dow is up, the Dow is down. But long before the latest round of market fluctuations — with people obsessively watching CNBC and following every tick of the Dow Jones Industrial Average — the stock market was developing.
Watch this video to learn more about the history of stocks, and how pirates played a key role in inventing the market we know and love — and occasionally loathe — today. You’ll also discover that stock market bubbles are nothing new, and uncover three key rules for staying afloat on the roughest of financial seas.
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