Wednesday, August 12, 2009

World Stock Markets Gain $4 Trillion in July

As stock markets around the world gained ground last month, the total world stock market capitalization increased by almost $4 trillion in July, according to data from the World Federation of Exchanges. The July gain follows increases of $1 trillion in March, $3.59 trillion in April, $3.82 trillion in May, and $600 billion in June, and is the first time in two years of five consecutive monthly advances in world stock market value.

The cumulative five-month gain of $12.85 trillion in world stock market capitalization brings the value of world equities up to $41.52 trillion, the highest level since September 2008, and marks a 45% increase from the February bottom (see chart above). 48 out of the 52 world stock markets reporting to the World Federation of Exchanges registered July increases in their domestic stock market capitalization, led by Poland with a whopping 25.2% increase.

Originally posted at Carpe Diem.


At 8/15/2009 8:00 AM, Anonymous Ἐγκώμιον Shill said...

Stock value is not going up. Dollar Value is going down. Ratio remains constant.

The Illusion Of Inflated Prices

Where have all the bailouts gone
? Long time passes
. Where economic stimulants gone
? Long time ago
Where have all clunker dollars gone
? Gone to inflation ever one
When do they ever learn
? When do they ever earn

Where have all Senile Congressmen gone
? Long time passes
. Where government closing tick hammerers gone
? Long time ago
Where have all crooked lobbyists gone
? Gone to inflation everyone

When do they ever burn
? When do they ever urn


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