30 Largest Stock Exchanges in the World

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