- There are 60 major stock exchanges in the world with total market capitalization of 69 Trillion dollars.
- There are 16 stock exchanges in the world with a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion.
- The United States holds 41%, Asia holds 33% and Europe holds 20% of total world market capitalization.
- Japan’s exchange group is the biggest exchange in Asia followed by the Shanghai stock exchange.
- Bombay Stock Exchange(BSE) has a record of holding the maximum number of listed companies in the world.
- Valued at $1.03 trillion, Microsoft leads the world’s corporations in market capitalization.
- With a 19% market share, the technology sector leads the US stock market in market capitalization.
- More than 80% of the stock market is now automated.
- About 10% of US households hold international equity.
- Established in 1602, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange was the first exchange in the world, founded by the Dutch East India Company.
- Australia has had the best performing share market in the world from 1900 to 2009.
(Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Est 1602)
- The New York Stock Exchange is considered to be the most traditional as traders cannot enter the floor of the exchange if they are not wearing a suit and tie.
- New Zealand stock exchange is the first to open on Monday morning.
- The most expensive stock on the NYSE is Berkshire Hathaway, $280k per share.
- While you might think that London is a huge stock exchange center, the truth is that Shanghai is number two. The NYSE trades $1,520 billion of shares per month, while Shanghai trades $1,278 billion. The London Stock Exchange Group only trades $165 billion per month.
- Ronald Wayne was the third co-founder of Apple, along with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. In 1976, he sold his 10% share of the company for $800. Today, his 10% would have been worth $35 billion.
- The first company listed on the New York Stock Exchange was the Bank of New York, in 1792.
- 55% of United States citizens own stocks, while in India it is only 3%.
- The stock market usually performs the worst in September.
- When the Indian cricket team loses, stock prices fall next trading day – a saying.
Author: Pranay Agarwal
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