Author Malcolm MacKay discusses his book, Impeccable Connections: The Rise and Fall of Richard Whitney, at a Lunch and Learn event at the Museum of American Finance. He details Mr. Whitney’s journey from president of the New York Stock Exchange to convicted white collar criminal.
Next week the Museum of American Finance will open an exhibit called "The Fed at 100," which will run through Oct. 1, 2014.
The museum currently has on display a unique piece on long-term loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Visitors during Smithsonian Museum Day Live! can get up close to a golden, bejeweled Monopoly set worth $2 million, created by jeweler Sidney Mobell.
MoAF President David Cowen shows us one of America's very first government budgets. You may be shocked at the figures.
The US government is $16,828,845,497,183.90 in debt (but who's counting?). How did we get here? Talk about the origins of our debt, and you'll start a conversation about policy in the last few years, maybe the last decade. But, as MoAF President David Cowen explains to The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel, the real origins go back much farther than that.
There is a common perception that old news is worthless, but old news can often teach you more about the future than current news. MoAF President David Cowen provides a great example of the value of old news.
The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel asks David Cowen, CEO of the Museum of American Finance and a financial historian, what he thinks of Wall Street's boom-bust cycle.
The Motley Fool's Morgan Housel asks MoAF President/CEO David Cowen what the Crash of 2008 was like from the perspective of a financial historian.
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries floor traders at U.S. stock exchanges engaged in elaborate and often bizarre pranks, and not just on April Fool's Day.
A brief, visual history of trading technology, from ticker tape to the present, featuring several images from the Museum's collection.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average goes back to May 26, 1896. Richard Sylla goes a lot farther back than that. Sylla, an economist at the Stern School of Business at New York University and chairman of the Museum of American Finance, is one of the nation’s most eminent financial historians. He is a natural source to put the Dow’s latest record in long-term context.
An interesting article on investors vs. speculators by WSJ reporter Jason Zweig, which references a "brilliant essay" published in our magazine.
MoAF's Deputy Director writes about the controversial history of "Monopoly" on Bloomberg's Echoes blog.
Dr. Richard Sylla's talk on Alexander Hamilton's Economic Legacy, co-presented by the Museum of American Finance and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society in January, aired on C-SPAN the weekend of February 23-24 and is now available online.
American Banker reviews the Museum's "Barings in America" exhibit.