Business & Finance: Stock Market

Last week was perhaps the most remarkable speculative week in modern history of the New York Stock Exchange. Speculative, because there were no political or geological events like the declaration of War in 1914, or the San Francisco earthquake of 1906. Modern, because in olden days (up to 1907), the trading was small in volume and almost entirely between professional speculators, consequently subject to more sudden and violent whims than the trading of today, which affects the fortune of perhaps 7,000,000 U. S. security owners.

Long will it be remembered in Wall Street that last week's unparalleled bull spurt came immediately after...

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