World Stock Markets Comparison

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

There's a great post over at Bespoke Investment Group on the world market capitalizations. Bespoke compiled data to show that at the top of the stock market in October 2007, the total world capitalization was $61 trillion. The March 9, 2009 lows totaled $25.6 trillion, marking a worldwide evaporation of $35.6 trillion in market cap. We have since rebounded to just over $46 trillion in total worldwide stock market capitalization.

I threw together a chart on the breakdown of total market cap. The US makes up 30% of the total world with over $14 trillion in stock market cap. The top ten markets account for 73% of total pie. Interestingly, the much talked about BRIC economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China) total just over $6 trillion in stock market cap, less than half of America.

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