When many people think about the stock market, they picture the New York Stock Exchange. But there are many prominent stock exchanges in the world. Below is a list of the 30 largest exchanges and a brief description of the top 10 exchanges.
1. The New York Stock Exchange: There is a reason people picture this one first. It may not be the oldest or have
the largest number of companies, but with a market cap of $19 trillion, there is a reason the NYSE is on top.
2. NASDAQ: Often confused with the NYSE by novices, NASDAQ is less than half the size of its bigger brother with
a $6 trillion market cap.
3. The London Stock Exchange: Just slightly smaller than NASDAQ, the London exchange is closer to the NYSE in
age at 215 years old.
4. Tokyo Stock Exchange: Here we see all the stats begin to drop off as market cap, age and number of companies
are consistently smaller than those above it.
5. Shanghai Stock Exchange: China boasts two major exchanges, the slightly larger Shanghai exchange being
only 26 years old.
6. Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Established under British rule, the 125 year old Hong Kong exchange is called the
Hong Kong exchange and it is still not as large as its mainland counterpart.
7. Euronext: Almost equalling the Hong Kong exchange in size with a market cap of $3.32 trillion, Euronext is
only 16 years old.
8. The Toronto Stock Exchange: Another example of older not being better, the TSE is one of the oldest in North
America but also one of the smallest.
9. Shenzen Stock Exchange: This exchange in Western China is much smaller than its Eastern Counterparts with a
market cap of $2.28 trillion.
10. Frankfurt Stock Exchange: The oldest of the large stock exchanges, the German exchange is 431 years old
with a market cap $1.77 trillion.
The remaining 20 exchanges are listed with their market caps below:
Bombay Stock Exchange: $1.68 trillion
National Stock Exchange: $1.64 trillion
SIX Swiss Exchange: $1.51 trillion
Australian Securities Exchange: $1.27 trillion
Korea Exchange: $1.25 trillion
Nasdaq Nordic: $1.21
JSE Limited: $951 billion
Madrid Stock Exchange: $942 billion
Taiwan Stock Exchange: $861 billion
B. M. & F. Bovespa: $824 billion
Johannesburg Stock Exchange: $750 billion
Italian Stock Exchange: $653 billion
Singapore Stock Exchange: $639 billion
Moscow Stock Exchange: $447 billion
Saudi Stock Exchange: $442 billion
Mexican Stock Exchange: $426 billion
Malaysian Echange: $380 billion
Stock Exchange of Thailand: $368 billion
Indonesia Stock Exchange: $347 billion
Philippine Stock Exchange: $238 billion