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Stock markets play a central role in the modern economy – channeling financial fuel to businesses and sometimes channeling anxiety in the minds of investors. But in this era of lightning-fast trades and stock-exchange consolidation, how much do you know about the roots of stock trading? Test your smarts, or learn something new, with this quiz.

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1. Which of these cities had a stock exchange first – before the others on the list?

Amsterdam's exchange was the first of these, with formal trading of stock shares dating back to the era of the Dutch East India Company (founded 1602). But some historians say Antwerp, Belgium, was home to the world's first stock exchange.

Amsterdam's exchange was the first of these, with formal trading of stock shares dating back to the era of the Dutch East India Company (founded 1602). But some historians say Antwerp, Belgium, was home to the world's first stock exchange.

Amsterdam's exchange was the first of these, with formal trading of stock shares dating back to the era of the Dutch East India Company (founded 1602). But some historians say Antwerp, Belgium, was home to the world's first stock exchange.

Amsterdam's exchange was the first of these, with formal trading of stock shares dating back to the era of the Dutch East India Company (founded 1602). But some historians say Antwerp, Belgium, was home to the world's first stock exchange.

London

 

Amsterdam

 

New York

 

Copenhagen

 
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