There are millions of businesses all over the world. Some of these businesses are private, but many of them have made the transition into a public company. This means that the business has decided to ...
sell stocks in the company to shareholders. This allows individuals and companies to buy in to the business, profiting when the business does well and losing when the business does not. These stocks are bought and traded on the market called the stock exchange. Some of these stocks are bought and traded on a global level while others are contained to the country of origin.
There are many different stock exchanges that can be used worldwide. The largest stock exchange in the world is actually based in the United States. The New York Stock Exchange has more capital than many of the other stock exchanges combined, netting 13.4 trillion. Some of the other largest stock exchanges are located in Asia and Europe. In Asia are the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Shanghai Stock Exchange, and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. In Europe are the London Stock Exchange and Euronext.
There are many more stock exchanges that make a huge impact on the world's stock market. The following infographic contains more details and information on these world's biggest stock exchanges.
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