The Stock Market is the Engine of America’s Prosperity

I stumbled across an interesting cartoon this morning that I found entertaining and somewhat educational. It is a cartoon from 1952 entitled What Makes Us Tick and was produced by the New York Stock Exchange. It is an overview of the American stock market and how it fuels the economy. It does a pretty good job at covering the process of how and why companies go public, money is generated and then put back to work in the economy. Clearly since this video is over 50 years old some things have changed slightly but as a whole it is still very accurate today.

The cartoon is just over 11 minutes long. Enjoy!

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About the Author: Jeremy Vohwinkle is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® and spent a few years working as a financial planner. Today, he helps people make the most of their money by writing about personal finance here and elsewhere on the web. Jeremy is also Coach at Adaptu and a regular contributor for other publications such as Intuit, and American Express. Be sure to follow Jeremy on Twitter or Google+.

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