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Using a hand-collected dataset, we examine share trading activity over the period 1882–1920 for the North British and Mercantile Insurance Company, one of the largest UK companies of the time. Our main finding is that the steady flow of rentiers into the shareholding constituency of this company stymied share trading activity. Another important finding is that share trading still occurred during the closure of the stock exchange in 1914, but on a much-reduced scale. We also find that there was a substantial boom in share trading and in insurance stock prices after World War I.
|Number of pages||20|
|Early online date||29 Nov 2018|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 29 Nov 2018|
- London stock exchange
- share trading
- World War I
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Association of Business Historians, Open University (2018)
Graeme Acheson (Participant)2018
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