A stock market, equity market, or share market is the aggregation of.

buyers and sellers of stocks which represent ownership claims on businesses.

 these may include securities listed on a public stock exchange,

as well as stock that is only traded privately, such as shares of.

private companies which are sold to investors through equity crowdfunding platforms.

Investment is usually made with an investment strategy in mind.

Stocks can be categorized by the country where the company is domiciled.

For example, Nestlé and Novartis are domiciled in Switzerland. 

traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange, so they may be considered as part of.

the Swiss stock market, although the stocks may also be traded on exchanges. 

in other countries, for example, as American depositary receipts (ADRs) on U.S.

stock markets.The total market capitalization of all publicly traded securities.

worldwide rose from US$2.5 trillion in 1980 to US$93.7 trillion at the end of 2020.

As of 2016, there are 60 stock exchanges in the world. Of these, 

there are 16 exchanges with a market capitalization of $1 trillion or more,

they account for 87% of global market capitalization. Apart from.

the Australian Securities Exchange, these 16 exchanges are all in North America, 

Europe, or Asia. By country, the largest stock markets as of January 2021. 

re in the United States of America about 55.9% followed by Japan about 7.4% China about 5.4%