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2019 Top 10 Stock Exchange in the World 

Which is the largest stock exchange in 2019? Which are the top stock exchange in 2019?  What is the total market capitalization of all stocks listed on each stock exchange?  When were they founded?

While investors buy and sell shares in the top stock exchanges in the world, investment bankers, private equity firms and CEOs are pondering which stock exchange should they list their companies on.

Caproasia Institute releases the top 10 stock exchange in the world in 2019:

 

No. 1 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

New York City, United States

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world.  Located at the leading financial centre in the world, New York City, the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $23.2 trillion (2019) with around 3,500 stock listings. Companies such as Berkshire Hathaway, Alibaba Group and JP Morgan are listed on New York Stock Exchange.

NYSE was founded in 1792 by 24 stockbrokers who signed the “Buttonwood Agreement”, under a Buttonwood tree.





Fast Facts

  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
  • Country: USA
  • Founded: 1792
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $23.2 trillion (2019)
  • Top Listings: Berkshire Hathaway, Alibaba Group, JP Morgan
  • Website: NYSE

 

No. 2 NASDAQ

NASDAQ is the 2nd largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in New York City (NY, United States), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $12.5 trillion (2019) with around 2,400 stock listings.  Companies such as Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google) are listed on NASDAQ.

NASDAQ stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System.  NASDAQ was founded in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD).

Fast Facts

  • NASDAQ
  • Stands for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations System
  • Country: USA
  • Started: 1971
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $12.5 trillion (2019)
  • Top Listings: Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google)
  • Website: NASDAQ

 

No. 3 Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) is the 3rd largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Tokyo (Japan), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $6 trillion (2019).  Companies such as Toyota, Softbank and NTT Docomo are listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Tokyo Stock Exchange was founded in 1878 by the then-Finance Minister, Okuma Shigenobu.  It is currently owned by Japan Exchange Group (JPX).

Fast Facts

  • Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)
  • Country: Japan
  • Started: 1878
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $6 trillion (2019)
  • Top Listings: Toyota, Softbank and NTT Docomo
  • Website: TSE (JPX) 

 

No. 4 The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX)

Hong Kong Stock Market

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX) is the 4th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Hong Kong (China), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $4.8 trillion (2019).  Companies such as ICBC, Bank of China and Sinopec are listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange.

The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong was first formally established in 1891 as the Stockbrokers’ Association of Hong Kong.  It was renamed as Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1914.

Fast Facts

  • The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (HKEX)
  • Country: Hong Kong, China
  • Started: 1891
  • Top Listings:
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $4.8 trillion (2019)
  • Website: HKEX

 

No. 5 Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)

Shanghai, China

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) is the 5th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Shanghai (China), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $4.6 trillion (2019).  Companies such as ICBC, Bank of China and Sinopec are listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange.

Shanghai Stock Exchange was established in 1990.

Fast Facts

  • Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)
  • Country: China
  • Started: 1990
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $4.6 trillion (2019)
  • Top Listings: ICBC, Bank of China and Sinopec
  • Website: SSE

 

No. 6 Euronext Stock Exchange

National Flags of European Countries

Euronext Stock Exchange is the 6th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Paris (France), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $4.5 trillion (2019) with more than 1,400 listings.  Companies such as LVMH, Merck & Co and L’Oreal are listed on Euronext Stock Exchange.

Euronext traced its roots to the Amsterdam Stock Exchange founded in 1602.  The Euronext was founded in 2000 with the merger of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, Brussels Stock Exchange and Paris Bourse. Euronext stands for European New Exchange Technology.

Fast Facts

  • Euronext
  • Stands for European New Exchange Technology
  • Country: Europe (Amsterdam / Paris)
  • Started: 1602 (2000)
  • Top Listings: LVMH, Merck & Co and L’Oreal
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $4.5 trillion (2019)
  • Website: Euronext

 

No. 7 London Stock Exchange (LSE)

London, United Kingdom

London Stock Exchange (LSE) is the 7th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in London (United Kingdom), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $3.9 trillion (2019).  Companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Boeing and HSBC are listed on London Stock Exchange.

London Stock Exchange roots started in 1571.  In 1801, it became the first regulated exchange in London.  In 1995, FTSE Group was created and held 50% shares of London Stock Exchange, and acquired full ownership of the stock exchange in 2011.

Fast Facts

  • London Stock Exchange (LSE)
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Started: 1571 (1801)
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $3.9 trillion (2019)
  • Top Listings: Royal Dutch Shell, Boeing and HSBC
  • Website: LSE

 

No. 8 Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)

Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) is the 8th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Shenzhen (China), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $3.4 trillion (2019).  Companies such as Ping An Bank, Vanke and Gree Electric are listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

Shenzhen Stock Exchange was established in 1990.

Fast Facts

  • Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE)
  • Country: China
  • Started: 1990
  • Top Listings: Ping An Bank, Vanke and Gree Electric
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $3.4 trillion (2019)
  • Website: SZSE

 

No. 9 Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)

Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) is the 9th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Toronto (Canada), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $2.3 trillion (2019).  Companies such as Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank and Manulife are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange.

Toronto Stock Exchange traced its roots to 1861 when 24 men established a framework to trade financial instruments.  In 1878, Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) was incorporated by an Act of Ontario Legislature.  The first official stock exchange in Canada is the Montreal Exchange.

Fast Facts

  • Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX)
  • Country: Canada
  • Started: 1861 (1878)
  • Top Listings: Royal Bank of Canada, TD Bank and Manulife
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $2.3 trillion (2019)
  • Website: TSX

 

No. 10 BSE

BSE (formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange), is the 10th largest stock exchange in the world.  Located in Mumbai (India), the stock exchange has a total market capitalization of $2.1 trillion (2019).  Companies such as Reliance, Tata and HDFC Bank are listed on BSE.

BSE was founded in 1875 as The Native Share & Stock Brokers’ Association by Premchand Roychand, other founds and 318 members.  It traces its roots to 1855 when 22 stockbrokers gathered under banyan trees in Mumbai to transact.  BSE is also Asia’s oldest stock exchange.

Fast Facts

  • BSE
  • Formerly known as Bombay Stock Exchange
  • Country: India
  • Started: 1875
  • Top Listings: Reliance, Tata and HDFC Bank
  • Total Market Capitalisation: $2.1 trillion (2019)
  • Website: BSE

 

Combined, the top 10 stock exchanges have a combined market capitalization of early $70 trillion ($69.7 trillion).  In 2018, the global GDP estimated at $85.8 trillion.  The global managed assets is estimated to be between $78 trillion to $84 trillion.

 

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