The Origins of Markets

The six biggest bull runs since 1962 (and their corrections)

The current bull market in US stocks started in March 2009 at the height of the global financial crisis and is the longest in recent history, beating the rally between July 1962 and May 1970 by over four years. At the time of writing, the bull market is still going. US stocks are up more…
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Old US money

The Origins of the Bond Market

Bond markets in Australia are less developed and deep or sophisticated bond market as those that operate in the United States or Europe. Nevertheless the bond markets origins are much older than sharemarkets. Terrifyingly dominant role in carving the fates of kingdoms, families, dynasties and now countries. From ancient Mesopotamia to the modern banks on…
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The Origins of the Sharemarket

The origins of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) date back to the mid-1800s when six separate exchanges were established in Australia’s state capital cities of Melbourne, (1861), Sydney, (1871), Hobart, (1882), Brisbane, (1884), Adelaide, (1887) and Perth, (1889). The Australian Stock Exchange Limited was formed on 1 April 1987, through incorporation under the legislation of…
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Old Building of East Indies

The Origins of the Sharemarket

The origins of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) date back to the mid-1800s when six separate exchanges were established in Australia’s state capital cities of Melbourne, (1861), Sydney, (1871), Hobart, (1882), Brisbane, (1884), Adelaide, (1887) and Perth, (1889). The Australian Stock Exchange Limited was formed on 1 April 1987, through incorporation under the legislation of…
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