The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization of listed securities. NYSE is home to about 2,400 companies with a cumulative market capitalization of over $23 trillion as of November 2019. New York Stock Exchange was established in 1792 and is located on Wall Street in New York City. Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is the parent company of NYSE.

The NASDAQ Stock Market is the second largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalization of listed companies. It is home to more than 4,100 listings with a market capitalization of $12.6 trillion. It was founded in 1971 and is based at One Liberty Plaza in New York City.

Japan Exchange Group (JSX) is the third largest stock exchange in the world with a market capitalization of $6.1 trillion and 3,700 listed companies as of December 2019. The company was formed through the merger of Tokyo Stock Exchange and Osaka Securities Exchange in 2013.

The Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), established in 1990, is the largest stock exchange in China and the fourth largest in the world with a market capitalization of $5 trillion as of December 31, 2019. It is also the world’s seventh largest stock exchange based on total turnover. SSE is home to 1,545 listed companies.

The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK) is the fifth largest stock exchange in the world with a market value of $4.9 trillion and 2,500 listed companies as of December 31, 2019. It was established in 1891 and is owned by Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd.

See also: List of Stock Exchanges

The Top 10 Stock Exchanges

Here is a list of the 10 largest stock exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalization of shares traded.

Rank Stock Exchange Market capitalization, US$ billion (November 2019)
1 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) 23,237
2 Nasdaq - US 12,584
3 Japan Exchange Group (JSX) 6,058
4 Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) 4,680
5 Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SENK) 4,562
6 Euronext 4,563
7 London Stock Exchange (LSE) 3,979
8 Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) 3,097
9 TMX Group 2,334
10 BSE Ltd (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) 2,157

Updated as of February 20, 2020.