20 Largest Stock Exchanges In The World

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Below we listed the 20 largest stock exchanges in the world. Click to skip ahead and see the list of 5 largest stock exchanges in the world.

There is a possibility you have thought about some of the top stock exchanges in the world and you probably have also wondered where the largest stock exchanges in the world are based. You are not alone, as almost everyone with an interest in the stock market has asked that question at least once in their lifetime. Irrespective of why you need this information, it is important that you familiarize yourself with these exchanges as they help you thoroughly understand how this industry works.

While there are a number of these stock exchanges, you will agree that not all are fit to be on this list. To compile this list, extensive research was conducted based on the market capitalization of the stocks that trade on these exchanges. We have visited the website of every stock exchange listed here to determine the total market capitalization of all stocks that trade on that exchange. Over the years, one of the best ways to search for the largest stock exchanges is through the aggregate market capitalization and this is because it gives you a better and clearer insight of how the exchanges operate. You will agree that only the biggest stock exchanges will have a higher market capitalization and the reason for that is not far fetched – they offer better service to clients, list some of the biggest companies and are modern and fully functional.

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Market capitalization mentioned earlier as a criteria for compiling this list simply refers to the market value of a public company’s outstanding shares. The market capitalization of all stocks that trade on these exchanges is derived by multiplying the share price by the number of shares. To make this list more credible, we only take into consideration the current market capitalization of each of these exchanges and not that of previous years wherever that’s possible. With this in mind, you could decide to go through the list of largest stock exchanges of 2017 to see which of these exchanges still retain their spots in 2020.

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With the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Tokyo Stock Exchange, and the London Stock Exchange being some of the largest exchanges of 2020, this list will include some of the new exchanges that are currently making grounds in the stock market.

20. Bolsas Mercados Exchange

Market Cap: $764 billion

This is simply a financial technology company that currently operates financial markets and stock exchanges in Valencia, Barcelona, Madrid, and Bilbao. To ensure that investors make the most, this company offers them the opportunity to trade in bonds, stocks, and other derivative products.

In the last couple of years, the number of companies listed on this exchange has grown at an unprecedented rate and this had led to an increase in its market capitalization.

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