Here are ten interesting U.S. stock market facts in 2022 that you may not have known:
How big is the U.S. stock market?
Microsoft is worth more than Brazil’s entire stock market.
Microsoft, Apple, and Google combined are worth more than the Chinese stock market.
Apple is worth more than the entire GDP of India.
Apple is worth more than the entire GDP of Canada.
The U.S. stock market is 46% of the entire world’s stock market capitalization in 2022.
The NYSE & NASDAQ combined is worth more than the next seven stock exchanges combined: Japan, China, Euronext, London, Hong Kong Saudi Arabia, and Canada.
The U.S, NYSE, & NASDAQ stock exchanges combined are 54% of the entire global stock market value, with a market capitalization of $41 trillion.
The two biggest global stock markets are the New York Stock Exchange and the NASDAQ; they list the majority of the world’s biggest companies by market cap and the largest technology companies like Microsoft, Apple, Google, Tesla, and Facebook.
In the last 20 years, the best performing stock market index has been the NASDAQ 100, with a total return of +907%.
The next best is the Nasdaq Composite index with a +665% return, then the S&P 500 index with a +307% return, and the German DAX with a +216% return.