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Grow Your Investments with the Best Mutual Funds and ETFs: Making Long-Term Investment Decisions with the Best Funds Today by Stephen McKee

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Around the Buttonwood Tree

IN THE NEW WORLD, SPECULATORS AND INVESTORS GATHERED around the buttonwood tree in what would become Manhattan to make deals, to buy and sell, in what was a fairly exclusive club 200 years ago.1 Today traders, managers, speculators, and investors gather around their computer monitors to receive instant information from around the world and make buy and sell decisions. The idea of the exchange is still the same today: like a button, it is to bring two sides together. From its humble beginnings, the financial industry has grown with the wealth of the nations to help you to create and retain your own wealth.

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