History of the Stock Market


Listening — Beginner Level
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Watch the video and answer the questions

  1. In the   European companies and governments had a great racket going.

  2. They'd set up a   in another less developed third world.

  3. Pirates, bad weather or poor navigation will cause an   that leaves everything.

  4. Ship owners would find   to help pay for the cost of the voyage.

  5. Many investors would invest in several   at once.

  6. They begin to   shares of stock in their company.

  7. All these exhanges of stock weren't part of an official   .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. What is a stock?

  2. Why do people invest in stocks?

  3. What is an investment? Have you invested before? If yes, share your experience?


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