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In the 1600s, the Dutch East India Firm used hundreds of ships to trade items around the globe. In order to money their voyages, the firm counted on civilians to spend cash to sustain trips for a share of the profits. In doing so, they unknowingly designed the globe's first securities market. So how do firms as well as financiers utilize the market today? Oliver Elfenbaum describes.
Lesson by Oliver Elfenbaum, routed by Tom Gran & Madeleine Grossi.
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