The Sizes of World Stock Markets in 1899 vs. 2016

At the beginning of the 20th century the US stock market accounted for 15% of global stocks. But since the end of World War II, the US market has made up more than half of the global market capitalization and the country has continued to maintain this dominance.

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Source: Credit Suisse Yearbook 2017: Low Interest Rates Hit Returns on Equities, Credit Suisse

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