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Top 5 Stock Exchanges in the World

exchangeStock exchanges are the symbol of prosperity and financial strength of any country. Contradictions aside, they somehow depict the financial and political trends of a given country.So stock traders and investors keep a close eye on their rise and fall. For all the finance geeks and stock traders, here is the list of five most powerful stock exchanges in the world.

New York stock Exchange (NYSE)

New York stock exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization, also by average daily traded share value and second largest by companies listed on it. It offers one of the most diversified financial products such as futures, equities, options etc.

New York stock exchange (NASDAQ)

NASDAQ stock exchange is the second largest stock exchange by market capitalization, also by the average traded value and second largest by the companies listed. After the New York Stock exchange, it provides perfect backup for the American and international stock investors who are interested in the American stocks.

Rank Name Capitalization ($) No of Companies Average traded value ($)
1 NYSE 16.613 trillion 2308 20.161 trillion
2 NASDAQ 4.687 Trillion 2709 13.552 Trillion
3 NIKKEI 3.325 Trillion 2292 3.972 Trillion
4 FTSE 3.2 Trillion 2864 1.7 Trillion
5 SSE 2.3 Trillion 932 0.5 Trillion

Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)

Tokyo Stock exchange is the third largest stock exchange by market capitalization, also by average daily traded share value and second largest by companies listed.

London Stock Exchange (LSE)

London Stock Exchange is the fourth largest stock exchange by market capitalization, also by average traded value and the largest by the companies listed. According to the economic experts, it is the oldest stock exchange in the world.

Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)

London Stock Exchange is the fifth largest stock exchange by market capitalization, also by average traded value and the fifth largest by the companies listed. Shanghai Stock exchange is the largest Chinese stock exchange and shows the steep growth of the Chinese stock market.

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