This article was written by Aik Kai, an avid contributor in the Seedly Personal Finance Community Group

Investing has become a buzzword among working adults as more and more people start to find ways to grow their wealth or seek out passive income.

New and experienced investors alike will come across many terms as they progress on their investing journey. This comes as no surprise as investing, specifically trading of stocks and securities, started since the 17th century.

But have you ever wondered why are blue chips stocks called blue chips? And why is the payout of a bond called coupons? Let us now dive into the long history of investing and see the origins of some commonly seen financial terms.

1) Stocks versus Shares

In the past, when companies issue shares, they will issue ‘Stock Certificate’, a physical piece of paper that represents ownership in a company. The certificate …