Maybe after observing the daily stock movements, you may curious about how many capital markets are there in the world? And, here are the 10 Largest Capital Markets in the World.
Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Hong Kong
In 1891, there was Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and it has around 2,000 companies, about half of which are from mainland China.
This capital market has a monthly stock trading volume of $ 182 billion and a market capitalization of $ 3.93 trillion.
In 2017, the stock exchange closed its physical trading floor to switch to electronic stock trading. Some of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange are AIA, Tencent Holdings, PetroChina, China Mobile, and HSBC Holdings.
Shanghai Stock Exchange, China
The Shanghai Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in China, with a market capitalization of $ 4.02 trillion.
FYI, this capital market is arguably a non-profit organization, and has more than 1,000 registered companies.
Although, this capital market since 1866, this stock exchange was temporarily close after the Chinese Revolution in 1949.
Reopened in 1990, stocks listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange categorize stocks into two groups, namely ‘A’ stocks which are traded in currencies. local, and ‘B’ shares which are priced in US dollars for foreign investors.
Tokyo Stock Exchange, Japan
Founded in 1878, the Tokyo Stock Exchange is one of the world’s 3 largest capital markets.
The stock exchange has nearly 2,300 listed companies with a combined market capitalization of $ 5.67 trillion. Stock trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was suspended for four years during and after World War II, which returned to operation in 1949.
The benchmark index for the TSE is the Nikkei 225, which consists of the largest companies including Toyota, Honda, Suzuki, and Sony.
in 1971, there was NASDAQ in New York City. NASDAQ is considered the “Mecca” of technology companies because many of the world’s largest technology companies. Such as Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Tesla, Cisco, and others, float their shares here.
November 2018, NASDAQ had a market cap of $ 10.8 trillion with an average monthly trading volume of $ 1.26 trillion.
New York Stock Exchange, USA
Built in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange has been the largest stock exchange in the world since the end of World War I, when it overtook the London Stock Exchange.
This capital market has a market capitalization of $ 22.9 trillion, with about 2,400 listed companies. According to 2017 data from Gallup, more than 54% of Americans have invested in stocks listed on the NYSE.
The NYSE alone accounts for about 40% of the world’s stock market capitalization.
So, how is it? Interested in investing in the 10 largest capital markets in the world above? Yes, why not, right?