Wall Street

My reflections of Wall Street (which refers to the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in lower Manhattan.) will always be that of power… a financial and economic power.

It is the home of the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies.

To Americans, it can sometimes represent elitism and power politics, and its role has been a source of controversy throughout the nation’s history, particularly beginning around the Gilded Age period in the late 19th century. Wall Street became the symbol of a country and economic system that many Americans see as having developed through trade, capitalism, and innovation.

Wall Street has become synonymous with financial interests, often used negatively. During the mortgage mess from 2007–2010, Wall Street financing was blamed as one of the causes. Nevertheless, my visit to wall street was a pleasant one with a lot of nice photos :)

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