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Wall Street is considered the financial capital of the world.It is the powerful financial district of New York City.The term Wall Street is used to refer to the investment community called the Street.

The NYSE, AMEX and some of the worlds most powerful banks and brokerages are located on Wallstreet.

Street in New York City where many major U.S. financial institutions are located. The street, in southern Manhattan, is narrow and short and extends only about seven blocks from Broadway to the East River. It was named for an earthen wall built by Dutch settlers in 1653 to repel an expected English invasion.

Even before the Civil War it was recognized as the nation's financial capital, and it remains a worldwide symbol of high finance. The Wall Street, or financial, district contains the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The district is also the headquarters for many investment banks, securities dealers, utilities and insurance companies, and brokerage firms.




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Wall Street is the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East ...

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1. A street in lower Manhattan that is the original home of the New York Stock Exchange. The street is the historic headquarters of the largest U.S. brokerages ...

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Print Resources

100 Years of Wall Street by Charles R. Geisst.  New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000. LC Call Number: : HG4572.G38 Catalog Record: 99074662 Table of Contents Publisher Description Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

101 Years on Wall Street : An Investor's Almanac by John Dennis Brown.  1st ed. Roseville, Calif. : Forum, c2002.  LC Call Number: :  HG4572.B74 Catalog Record: 90021454

The Big Board : a History of the New York Stock Market by Robert Sobel.    Washington, DC : Beard Books, 2000.  LC Call Number:  HG4572 .S67 2000 Catalog Record: 00023860

The book covers the history until 1965.  It starts with the European influence and goes into securities in early America, and then breaks out the history in various time frames corresponding with business "eras" like the Age of Rail (1837-1857); the rise of investment banking (1873-1884), etc.

Bulls and Bears of New York, with the Crisis of 1873, and the Cause by Matthew Hale Smith.   Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1972]  LC Call Number:  HG4572 .S64 1972 Catalog Record: 79039661

Chronology of the Stock Market by Russell O. Wright.    Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, c2002. LC Call Number: HG4572 .W75 2002 Catalog Record: 2002265975

Dangerous Dreamers : the Financial Innovators from Charles Merrill to Michael Milken by Robert Sobel.   New York : Wiley, c1993.  LC Call Number:  HG4621 .S65 1993 Catalog Record: 92040748

Peopled profiled: Louis Wolfson; Charles Merrill; James Ling; Michael Milken as well as classes of people like the Drexel Network, yuppies, corporate raiders. There are also three chapters on various issues relating to law enforcement and regulation of the industry including discussion of Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, and Drexel.

The First Wall Street : Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the birth of American finance by Robert E. Wright.   Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.  LC Call Number: HG5131.P5 W75 2005 Catalog Record: 2005009428 Table of Contents Publisher Description Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Inside Wall Street. by Robert Sobel.  Washington, DC : BeardBooks, c1977 (2000 printing).  LC Call Number:  HG4572 .S6723 2000 Catalog Record: 00025426

Chapters include information on the various exchanges that existed in 1977 as well as more specific information that relates to stocks like a chapters on the SEC, investment bankers, and other institutions.

Panic on Wall Street; a History of America's Financial Disasters. by Robert Sobel.  Washington, D.C. : Beard Books, 1999.  LC Call Number: HG4572 .S674 1999 Catalog Record: 99059480

Wall Street by Walter Werner and Steven T. Smith.   New York : Columbia University Press, c1991.   LC Call Number: HG4572.W44 Catalog Record: 90039369

Wall Street : A History by Charles R. Geisst.  New York : Oxford University Press, 1997  LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 1997 Catalog Record: 97006096 Publisher Description Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Wall Street : A History : From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron by Charles R. Geisst.  Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.  LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 2004 Catalog Record: 2004555123

A revised and expanded edition of the author's Wall Street : A History. The book contains the following sections: The early years (1790-1840) -- The railroad and Civil War eras (1840-70) -- The robber barons (1870-90) -- The age of the trusts (1880-1910) -- The money trust (1890-1920) -- The booming twenties (1920-29) -- Wall Street meets the New Deal (1930-35) -- The struggle continues (1936-54) -- Bull market (1954-69) -- Bear market (1970-81) -- Mergermania (1982-97) -- Running out of steam (1998- ).

The Work of Wall Street by Sereno S. Pratt.   New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1903. LC Call Number: : HG4572 .P9 Catalog Record: 03001354

Chapters include a 1903 view of the evolution of Wall Street geographically and economically, an explanation of the stock market and various components like prices and the listing of securities, chapters on the NYSE, the tools and language, panics, etc.

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