10 Weird Finance Facts

10 Weird Finance Facts

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 20: A group puts on a satirical political skit involving a bull and a bear outside of the New York Stock Exchange on Wall St. October 20, 2008 in New York City. The Dow was up in morning trading as U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that another wave of government spending may be needed to stimulate the economy. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The concept of money and finance is one that stretches back thousands of years. Commodity markets in their earliest form are believed to have originated somewhere between 4,500 BC and 4,000 BC!

Today, business and finance is the lifeblood of any society, and something we often take for granted as a way of life. But the financial market doesn’t always work smoothly.

In the last 100 years alone we’ve experienced some pretty significant financial disasters, including the Great Depression, the 1973 oil crisis, Black Monday in 1987, the Asian Financial Crisis in the 90’s, the dot-come bubble burst and, in more recent times, the US housing bubble and Global Financial Crisis. Collectively, these disasters have all helped shape the financial industry that exists today.

As a virtual data room used by hundreds of thousands of financial professionals worldwide, we take an active interest in what’s happening in the financial industry. And we love hearing weird and wacky financial facts along the way. Here’s our Top 10 List of Weird Financial Facts: