Only about 10% of stock market trading is done by individual investors, while the rest is done by institutional investors such as hedge funds and pension funds.

The term "blue chip" comes from the game of poker, where blue chips traditionally have the highest value.

The first stock certificate was issued by the Dutch East India Company in 1606, and it is now considered a collector's item worth millions of dollars.

Approximately 55% of Americans own stocks, whether it be through direct ownership or through retirement accounts.

The United States stock market accounts for more than half of the total value of all stock markets worldwide.

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization, with over $30 trillion in market value.worldwide.

The largest one-day percentage drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average was on October 19, 1987, when it fell by 22.6%.

In the early days of the stock market, traders would meet under a buttonwood tree on Wall Street in New York City to buy and sell shares.

In 2019, Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, became the largest IPO in history, raising $25.6 billion.

Warren Buffett, one of the world's most successful investors, has famously advised investors to "be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful."

The stock market has historically outperformed other investment vehicles such as bonds and real estate, but it also comes with higher risks and volatility.