Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stocks have come a long way

Last night I watched a great documentary on the stock market boom and crash in 1929. It was fascinating that some of the same things were going on then as they were last year. Though, I will not begin to compare the crash that triggered the great depression with our mild recession. The lure of the stock market was just as inciting then as it is now. It is easier now with all the technology of online trading to dabble in the stock market. You just have to set up an account, and you are ready to go. As long as you have some funds you can do stock trading from you sofa!
In the show I watched they had great stock brokers, and they were even setting up shop on the great cruise lines of the day. Today we just can just use our internet access and our online broker to make those trades in record time. It seems that the technology has just made it faster and easier to jump into the stock market. Now that it is on the rise again, hopefully the investors will be confident to start trading and boosting the economy even further!

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