From Boats to Brokers From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Contents Events on Wall Street Can successful investors predict changes in the markets? Some can but others miss the market’s signals. 4 Reasons for the Return of Market Volatility Why have the markets been so volatile recently? 5 Smart Investing Principles Principles that can help create a portfolio designed to pursue investment goals.