From Boats to Brokers From the Dutch East India Company to Wall Street, the stock market has a long and storied history. Share | Have A Question About This Topic? Name Email Address Question Thank you! Oops! Related Content 18 Years’ Worth of Days The average retirement lasts for 18 years, with many lasting even longer. Will you fill your post-retirement days with purpose? Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work. Volunteering in Retirement For many, retirement includes contributing their time and talents to an organization in need.