U.S. Share of World Stocks Market-Cap Since 1899

The U.S. was an important, but minority share market-cap country in 1899 (less than 20%).  The U.K. was the big dog back then (more than 30%), and France was very significant as well (about 14%).

The U.S. reached about 70% between the end of World War II and the DotCom bubble.  However, with rising market-cap elsewhere, including emerging markets, and including privatization of state enterprises in other countries, the U.S. is now about 45% of world stock market-cap.

Today, the U.K is under 9%, and Canada at 4% is larger than France.

 

The charts are from the Credit Suisse “2012 Yearbook”.

 

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