Stock Market Facts
Microsoft is worth more than the entire Brazilian stock market.
Apple is the most valuable company in the world by far, worth $2.4 trillion.
Investing in a NASDAQ 100 Index Tracking ETF would have made you 533% profit over the last 20 years.
The NYSE & NASDAQ dominate the world’s stock markets.
The NYSE + NASDAQ is worth more than the next seven stock exchanges combined.
The US stock markets are 54% of the entire global stock market value.
The total world stock market value is $89.5 trillion in 2021.
Internet bubble and global financial crisis (GFC) included, according to 2010 research by Credit Suisse, Australia has had the best performing share market in the world from 1900 to 2009.
We all remember the .com boom and bust, and know about the 1929 Wall Street crash, but financial bubbles aren’t anything new. All the way back in 1711, the South Sea Company was at the heart of a huge bubble, which caused share prices to collapse by 1720. Even earlier, there was tulip mania – back in 1637, some tulip bulbs were selling at 10 times the annual income of a skilled labourer.
In 1954, economist Armen Alchian was able to figure out what the secret fuel was for the newly developed hydrogen bomb just by looking at the share prices of chemical suppliers on the stock market.