Investing in Stocks

A History of London Stock Exchange

The London Stock Exchange is situated in the City of London at Paternoster Square close to Saint Paul’s Cathedral. The London Stock Exchange is one of the oldest stock exchanges in the world and was founded in the year 1801. This makes it one of the only stock exchanges that have been functioning for well over two centuries. Over the years the market capital of the London Stock Exchange has grown to over US$ 3.5 trillion and volumes close to US$ 2 trillion. Today, the London Stock Exchange with all its indices together combines to form the fourth largest stock exchange in the world.