U.S. vs. Emerging and Other Developed Markets

The following is a neat chart compares the US with other markets in terms of key factors like populations, GDP, stock market capitalization and bonds outstanding.

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The US accounts for just 5% of the world population. But generates 15% of the global GDP. In terms of stock market capitalization it is even more astonishing. At 55%, the US equity markets account for over half of the global market capitalization.

For emerging markets it is exactly the opposite. While they markets are home to 84% of the world’s population, they represent just 12% of the global stock market capitalization.

Source: Bourbon Financial Management, LLC

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