Which are world’s 10 largest stock markets by market capitalization? January 24, 2007Posted by deminvest in dictionary for democratic investors, investment, investment strategies, nasdaq, stock faq.
That interesting (or stupid?) question came to my mind. I don’t know how. The Internet has its special way to hide from you figures that matter, and flood you with detailed, plentiful, useless numbers. So All I could find are the figures of year 2000.
The world’s 10 largest stock markets by market capitalisation at the end of 2000
(in $ million)
Those numbers are the best I could get on-line.
Those figures seem to come from the Economist, but I am not sure they are right. I found somewhere that the NYSE alone has $19.7 trillion now. Maybe it is because prices of stock went up since year 200o, but maybe the guys at the economist forgot the Nasdaq. We, simple people, always need to have big doubts about what the “Big Guys” say. They are as lazy and as clumsy as we are, but they also have such big egos that they blindly believe in their own bullshit and publish them in places where they become “The truth” for everybody.
So we never believe anybody, we are skeptical about everything and we always invest knowing there is big chances we are wrong .
What Really surprizes me reading those figures is how important Wall Street is: US Stock market alone is larger than the sum of the other 9 larger stock markets in the world. Probably the sum of the economies of those other countries is much larger than US economy. This shows how advanced US financial services are and how reasonable it is for investors from all over the world to use Wall Street for their stock investments.
If you can find more accurate figures about 10 largest stock markets in the world, please take the time to post a small comment on this simpleton’s Blog.