Sure it’s an old number, but still worth mentioning to start this numerical journey across this very interesting year 2021: from $65.04 trillion in 2013, the value of the global domestic equity market increased to an amazing 116.78 trillion U.S. dollars in the first semester of 2021. In other words, the size of the investment bubble practically doubled in less than 10 years.
Of course, the U.S.A are well represented in this statistical article: in 2021, stock markets in the US accounted for nearly 56% of the world stocks (followed by Japan with only 7,4%). The New York Stock Exchange (with an equity market capitalization of $28.4 trillion in September 2021) is quite logically the largest stock exchange in the world, followed by the NASDAQ (another U.S. operator), the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and the Euronext.
And a last funny number about stocks: with approximately $25.6 billion raised, the initial public offering of the petroleum company Saudi Aramco, was the largest public offering in 2021. With $21 billion, the 2014 IPO of Alibaba remains the largest ever in the U.S.
What will it be this year? Let’s discover it in our upcoming “crystal ball” article that will explore the trends of the trading markets for 2022!