Stocks made wonderful property options. Having mobility and liquidity this made apace progress of civilization possible.
Stocks surpassed so successfully all prior property values such as fields, jewelry, houses, shops, factories and flats. The Capitalist Age actually thrived by making stock options available.
Now with the beginning of the Internet Age domains have become the newest kind of private property on planet earth. People across all time zones own, transfer, inherit and sell domains and some of the smartest guys even trade in to this.