Generally, it takes only a couple of minutes to download the current data for the Amibroker database with Amiquote. Barbie’s cousin, New n’ Groovy PJ (stock #1113) had long, straight blond hair in two pigtails. In 1969, Mattel introduced the Dramatic New Living Barbie (stock #1116); the doll could bend her arms, wrists, ankles and head, as well as her waist and legs. Living Barbie and Living Skipper (stock #1115) could be posed in a variety of ways. In 1970, Walking Jamie (stock #1132) arrived; a button on her back made her legs, arms and head move as if she were walking. Malibu Barbie (stock #1067), Malibu Francie (stock #1068), Malibu Skipper (stock #1069) and Malibu Ken (stock #1088) had suntanned” skin and straight blonde hair.
Also in 1970; Talking and Bendable Leg Brad (an African-American doll created as a boyfriend for Christie; stock #1114/1142), Lori (& her teddy bear Rori, stock #1133), Angie (& her rag doll Tangie, stock #1135) and Nan (& her doll Fran, stock #1134). These developments eased the way for the formation of more English ‘joint-stock’ companies and eventually led to the beginnings of the London Stock Exchange. The London Stock Exchange was, however, by no means the first English stock exchange.
The London Stock Exchange, arguably now the more well-known exchange, did not come into being until over a century later and it began in a rather surprising place. Instead of a bank or in a financial company, the origins of the London Stock Exchange can be found in coffee shops. Instead of being able to meet in the Royal Exchange, stock brokers had to make do with finding somewhere else. They made local coffee shops their base and the most popular of these shops for the stock brokers was Jonathan’s Coffee House, located in Change Alley.
The meetings of the stock brokers in the coffee shops soon became more organised. A man called John Casting took the initiative and began to list the prices of commodities, provisions and exchange rates, this list was published a few times a week and only for a few days at a time. Using this list, that was known as ‘the Course of the Exchange and other things’, the stock brokers could hold auctions. The popularity of these auction soon grew, more stock brokers began to take part and new companies put their stocks and shares up for sale.
Though the stock brokers were initially forced to find a new location for their meetings when they were banned from the Royal Exchange, there were also benefits of not going through the official Royal Exchange channels. The Royal Exchange was the first stock exchange in England but many brokers continued to frequent the coffee shops instead of the Exchange even after they were allowed to return. It was a popular move and the building became unofficially known as ‘The Stock Exchange’. The introduction of membership fees led the organisation to become a regulated exchange – the London Stock Exchange.