• Jacob_Little

    Jacob Little was the first and one of the greatest speculators on Wall Street.  He engineered the first successful stock corner on the New York Stock Exchange in 1835, and was known as “Ursa Major,” or “the Great Bear of Wall Street.” Like any bear, he was loathed by the bulls, but through his stock [...]

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  • Eddie Gilbert

    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Stock Histories, Stocks Bonds and BIlls with no response yet

    Eddie Gilbert died on December 23, 2015, four days shy of his ninety-third birthday, though few people outside of Albuquerque, noticed his passing. This is surprising. Gilbert was once known as the “boy wonder of Wall Street” for his successful stock market trading and his takeover of E.L. Bruce in which he created the last [...]

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    Posted by Joshua Silverman in General News with no response yet

    This year started weak. So weak in fact that the first ten trading days of January were the worst in US history.  The television is rife with talking heads exuberant over who they can point the finger at. “Oil,” one shouted. “Tech,” said another. A third bemoaned turbulence on the other side of the pond [...]

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    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Stock Histories, Stock Scams with no response yet

    The next time you go to the grocery store, pull out a shopping basket and walk down the aisles, you should think about the fact that the modern grocery store is a result of the innovations of one man: Clarence Saunders. Saunders’ Self-Shopping Innovation                 Until the 1920s, customers did not pick up their own [...]

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  • IGGBRCD

    At the beginning of 2015, the British government had £2.59 billion in undated securities outstanding, representing about 0.23% of the British government’s gilt portfolio. These bonds had no set redemption date, but could be redeemed with three months’ notice. In theory, the gilts could have existed forever. These securities had originally been issued between 1853 [...]

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    Posted by Joshua Silverman in General News, Government, Stock Histories with no response yet

    “I sincerely believe, with you, that banking institutions are more dangerous than standing armies.” – Thomas Jefferson      At the end of the Bush administration’s time in office, the government, to the chagrin of some and applause of others, instigated one of the biggest bail outs in history. In 2009 the Obama administration continued Bush’s [...]

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    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Additions to Database with no response yet

    Global Financial Data has expanded its unprecedented coverage of U.S. Stocks with the addition of data on over 4,000 banks unavailable from any other source. No other data provider can compete with the robust nature of GFD’s emerging US Stocks Database. Through the efforts of our economists and research department, Global Financial Data has assembled [...]

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    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Stock Histories with no response yet

    I met Chris while I was a broker. As everyone knows, brokers are salesmen who happen to deal in the stock market. It is better to know nothing about the stock market and be a good salesperson than to have twenty years’ experience in the stock market and have no sales experience. The first thing [...]

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  • Stutz-Bearcat

    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Stock Histories, Stock Scams with no response yet

    Until 1934 when the Securities and Exchange Commission outlawed rigging the market, Wall Street was occasionally treated to a battle between shorts and long that ended in a corner on the market.  A stock is cornered when shorts have sold more shares in a company than are in the outstanding float, and one shareholder owns [...]

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  • Warren Buffett

    Posted by Bryan Taylor in Stock Histories with no response yet

    Everyone is aware of the incredible returns that Berkshire Hathaway has provided shareholders during the past fifty years that Warren Buffet has run the company.  In the late 1960s, when Warren Buffett became CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, shares in the company were trading at under $20.  Today, shares trade around $200,000.  During the same period [...]

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