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The Worlds Biggest Current Stock Markets


The world’s major Stock Markets

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) regulates 52 Stock Exchanges across the globe promoting regulatory standards.  Below you can see the list of the major exchanges regulated and reported on.  This list is sorted by the Domestic Market Capitalization.  The capitalization is the value of all the shares traded on the exchange.

Interesting Points to Note

  • The biggest stock exchange in the world is the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE Euronext) with a total value of over $14 Trillion Dollars
  • The 2 largest exchanges in the world are the US NASDAQ the US NYSE – the combined value of these two exchanges is equal to the value of the next 6 smaller exchanges (Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, NYSE Euronext Europe, Shanghai and the TSX Group)
  • The NYSE & NASDAQ account for roughly 40% of the value of the Global Stock Markets
  • The 52 regulated Exchanges have a combined value of $51,7 Trillion Dollars
  • The top 10 exchanges account for over 70% of the capitalization of the global markets


Stock Exchanges – Sorted By Domestic Market Capitalization (USD millions)


ExchangeName Region 2011  Market Size $million 2012
NYSE Euronext (US) Americas 11795575 $14,085,944
NASDAQ OMX Americas 3845132 $4,582,389
Japan Exchange Group – Tokyo Asia Pacific 3325388 $3,478,832
London SE Group EAME 3266418 $3,396,505
NYSE Euronext (Europe) EAME 2446767 $2,832,189
Hong Kong Exchanges Asia Pacific 2258035 $2,831,946
Shanghai SE Asia Pacific 2357423 $2,547,204
TMX Group Americas 1912122 $2,058,839
Deutsche Börse EAME 1184500 $1,486,315
Australian SE Asia Pacific 1198187 $1,386,874
BSE India Asia Pacific 1007183 $1,263,336
National Stock Exchange India Asia Pacific 985269.4 $1,234,492
SIX Swiss Exchange EAME 1089519 $1,233,439
BM&FBOVESPA Americas 1228936 $1,227,447
Korea Exchange Asia Pacific 996139.9 $1,179,419
Shenzhen SE Asia Pacific 1054685 $1,150,172
NASDAQ OMX Nordic Exchange EAME 842100.9 $995,719
BME Spanish Exchanges EAME 1030988 $995,088
Johannesburg SE EAME 789037.1 $907,723
Singapore Exchange Asia Pacific 598272.7 $765,078
Taiwan SE Corp. Asia Pacific 635505.8 $735,293
Mexican Exchange Americas 408689.8 $525,057

Data: World Federation of Exchanges 2013

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