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Stock Market Trivia: Special Section on the Weird Words of Wall Street Paperback – October 23, 2013
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"It is refreshingly different and very fun. It is very much out of the ordinary and unusual."
~ Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments, Forbes columnist
About the Author
Fred Fuld III, is a financial historian. He was a former executive in the financial services industry who started out working as a stockbroker, and later as a market maker on the options floor of the Pacific Stock Exchange. He also worked as an adjunct professor for the College of Business of a California State University. He started collecting antique stock certificates and other financial service industry collectibles many years ago. He then began selling antique stock certificates through his firm, Investment Research Institute, and later, antiquestocks.com. He is the publisher of Stockerblog.com and the founder of WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, and has written numerous articles for various publications, including Friends of Financial History Magazine, the Bond and Share Society Journal, and Scripophily Magazine. He has been interviewed on CNBC, Fox Business News, and Globo TV.
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Top customer reviews
Stock Market Trivia is a very fast read. The main part of the book is 144 pages long and several of those are blank. However, there is a lot of fun and entertaining information in this fact-filled book.
Readers will learn a great deal about the history of the stock market and many fun facts. You will learn a little about the Dow-Jones and its origins, along with the origin of several of the world’s stock exchanges. You will learn some about the world’s smallest stock exchange and what stock traded at the highest price.
If you want to know the history of the Ponzi scheme, it is in here. Stock Market Trivia gives you the answers.
This would be a great book to turn into a game that financial people could play at parties. Get the book, invite your wealth advisor and a few other financial people over for a small party, and ask each other questions.
What was the original name of the Wall Street Journal and how much did it sell for? You will know the answers to fun questions like this when you read the book.
We give this book all five stars. We think it was a pleasure to read and very interesting.
Here are a couple of examples of what you can find in this book. The smallest stock exchange in the world, measured by the number of stocks traded, is the Douala Stock Exchange in Cameroon, with only three listings at the moment.
One pound equals $490. No, of course, this is not an exchange rate. Rather, if you stack 490 dollar bills on a scale, they will weigh one pound.
From the two pages of “funny mergers”: “If the following companies were to merge: Caterpillar, Gottschalks, Uranium Energy, Tongjitang Chinese Medicines, you would end up with Cat Got Ur Tong.”
And can you believe that any company would have the ticker symbol SCAM? It is usually published as SCAM.L since it trades on the London Stock Exchange and is a highly regarded British mutual fund.
We've already been well-versed in movie trivia, television trivia, baseball trivia, and other assorted bits of information that seem to have its fifteen minutes of fame. If you feel lost in the confusing world of investing lingo, read on. You won't get any hot tips, but you'll have a better understanding of the origins and evolution of the stock market along with the Wall Street power brokers that make it all happen; for better or worse.
Anyone fascinated with history and another compelling slice of American pop culture will certainly enjoy perusing these pages!