Emerging Markets Equity Valuations

The table below shows the current & historical equity market valuations of selected Emerging Markets. The trailing price-earnings (P/E) ratio of MSCI Emerging Markets index is currently 15.02 (12/31/2018.) Forward P/E ratio of the index is 12.58. Among the emerging economies, the Indian stock market is clearly the most expensive […]

Total Market Value of U.S. Stock Market

The total market capitalization of U.S. stock market is $37,689,255.8 million (12/31/2019). The market value is the total market cap of all U.S. based public companies listed in New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market and OTCQX U.S. Market (read more about OTC markets from here.) During the year 2019, […]

Canada Stock Market – Sector Weightings

The table below lists the curret & historical GICS sector breakdown of the Canadian stock market,, calculated using large cap companies listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Currently (12/31/2019), the largest sector of the Canadian equity market is clearly the Financials sector (32.08%), which is almost twice as large as […]

NASDAQ 100 Index P/E & CAPE Ratio

The table below lists the current & historical P/E (TTM) ratio & CAPE ratio of the NASDAQ 100 index. The current (12/31/2019) trailing price-to-earnings of the index is 27.29. NASDAQ 100 tracks the performance of the 100 largest non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq stock market. The largest constituents are […]

Average Equity Returns of Public U.S. Companies

What is the average return of the U.S. stock market? The answer that has been accepted as an undeniable truth among investors is that the average annual return is around 10%. The annualized return of S&P 500 index between 1919 and 2019 is 10.47% (dividends included). If you take the […]

EURO STOXX 50 Component Changes

The table below lists the historical constituents of EURO STOXX 50 stock index. If a company was part of the index during the last trading day of a year, it has been marked with “X”. EURO STOXX 50 includes 50 major companies based in the Eurozone. On average, two index […]

Dow Jones (DJIA) Historical Total Market Cap

The table below lists the total market capitalization of Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) stock index. In 12/31/2019, the combined market value of all the companies part of the index was $8,332,128.18 million. The latest changes to the index composition happened in June 26th, 2018 when Walgreens Boots Alliance replaced […]

Nikkei 225 Index Sector Weightings

The table below lists the GICS sector weightings of the Nikkei 225 stock index. The largest sector of the index is the Consumer Discretionary which makes up 20.56% of the index. Industrial sector holds the second place, being almost as large as Consumer Discretionary. It’s important to remember that Nikkei […]

U.S. Stock Market Sector Peformance 1979 – 2019

The table below lists the historical annual performance of the U.S. stock market by sector. The performance is the annual equally weighted total return of the 500 largest public companies (at a given year) by GICS sector. In 2019, the best performing sector was Information Technology that provided total return […]