The Stock Exchange has been described as the mart of the world; as the nerve-centre of the politics and finances of nations; as the barometer of their prosperity and adversity; and as the bottomless pit of London, worse than all the hells. This book, first published in 1904, examines the London Stock Exchange in its purest sense, as the market for stocks and shares.
1. What the Stock Exchange Is 2. The Market Place 3. The Members and their Clerks 4. The Committee 5. Brokers and Jobbers 6. How Business is Transacted 7. The Settlement 8. The Zoology of the House 9. Option Dealing 10. The Wares of the Market 11. Failures 12. Price Lists and Records 13. The Royal Commission’s View 14. A Sketch History 15. A Broker’s Day 16. From a Social Point of View