The World's Stock Exchanges

There are 60 major stock exchanges throughout the world, and their range of sizes is quite surprising.

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5212017 World's Stock Exchanges

via VisualCapitalist


As Visual Capitalist notes, at the high end of the spectrum is the mighty NYSE, representing $18.5 trillion in market capitalization, or about 27% of the total market for global equities.

At the lower end? Stock exchanges on the tiny islands of Malta, Cyprus, and Bermuda all range from just $1 billion to $4 billion in value. Even added together, these three exchanges make up just 0.01% of total market capitalization.

Back at the upper end, the top 16 exchanges each have a market capitalization above $1 trillion.  Together, those top-16 exchanges account for 87% of the world's total value of equities.

That is a lot of money and information … I'd expect big changes, here, as the FinTech arms race escalates.

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