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in vest', to put money to use in something offering profitable returns

Charles Henry Dow
Charles Henry Dow
used an ability to write crisp, detailed newspaper articles to make the stock market understandable to almost anyone. This led to the establishment of the Dow Jones Industrial Average as the standard gauge for the nation's economic health, and the Wall Street Journal as the most trusted reporter of that health.
New York Stock Exchange
The New York Stock Exchange
provides a means for buyers and sellers to trade shares of stock in companies registered for public trading. It was founded by 24 stockbrokers under a buttonwood tree in New York City in 1792.
Securities and Exchange Commission
The Securities and Exchange Commission
is an independent federal agency that administers federal laws governing the purchase and sales of securities. In addition to imvestigating complaints and possible violations of those laws, the SEC also regulates stock exchanges and licenses brokerage firms and investment advisers.
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