Where Was the First Stock Exchange?

It may seem like stock exchanges have been around forever, but that’s actually not the case – the first stock exchange actually happened way back in 1611. Let’s put your financial history knowledge to the test!

Pop quiz: You might know that the world’s first publicly traded company was called the Dutch East India Company. Here’s the tricky part: In which city did the first stock market exchange take place?

  • Prague
  • Amsterdam
  • Bombay
  • Calcutta
  • London

Ready for the answer?

And the answer is…..Amsterdam!

The Dutch East India Company founded in the early 1600’s, was the first stock to be traded at the Amerstdam stock exchange. The more you know!

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