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  U.S. Equities’ Share Of Total Global Market Capitalization Is Growing
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  1. Today's blog post is an update of one we did on 2/28/13. The chart provides investors with a snapshot of where capital is invested in equities around the globe.  
  2. Total capitalization of all equities markets worldwide was $61.9 trillion (USD) on 10/21/14, up from $54.4 trillion (USD) on 2/27/13. The all-time high was $66.5 trillion (USD) on 9/3/14.
  3. Total U.S. stock market capitalization was $22.5 trillion on 10/21/14, up from $18.0 trillion on 2/27/13. Its all-time high was $23.9 trillion on 9/23/07.
  4. U.S. equities accounted for 36.3% of the total market capitalization of all equities markets worldwide on 10/21/14, up from 33.0% on 2/27/13. 
  5. The next closest countries by market capitalization are Japan at $4.4 trillion (USD), or a 7.0% share, and China at $4.1 trillion (USD), or a 6.6% share.

This chart is for illustrative purposes only and not indicative of any actual investment.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 @ 2:24 PM • Post Link Print this post Printer Friendly

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