Visualizing the Global Share of U.S. Stock Markets

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U.S. share of global stock market value

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Visualizing the Global Share of U.S. Stock Markets

One of the most potent symbols of American financial dominance is the combined market capitalization of the country’s two biggest stock exchanges⁠—the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and NASDAQ⁠.

These two major listing hubs dwarf all other exchanges around the world. In fact, the NYSE on its own is larger than the Shanghai, Shenzhen, Japan, and Euronext exchanges put together.

RankExchangeMarket Cap (Oct '22)LocationApprox. # of companies
#1NYSE$22.8TUnited States 🇺🇸2,400
#2NASDAQ$16.2TUnited States 🇺🇸3,700
#3Shanghai Stock Exchange$6.7TChina 🇨🇳1,600
#4EuroNext$6.1TEurope 🇪🇺800
#5Japan Exchange Group$5.4TJapan 🇯🇵3,800
#6Shenzhen Stock Exchange$4.7TChina 🇨🇳2,800
#7Hong Kong Stock Exchange$4.6THong Kong SAR 🇭🇰2,600
#8National Stock Exchange of India$3.3TIndia 🇮🇳2,100
#9London Stock Exchange$3.1TUK 🇬🇧1,900
#10Toronto Stock Exchange$2.7TCanada 🇨🇦1,500

One of the key reasons for this dominance is the sheer size of the U.S. economy. With a GDP of over $25 trillion, the U.S. (Read more...)