Nikkei 225 Historical Components & Changes

The table below lists the historical components of the Nikkei 225 stock index. If a company was part of the index during the last day of a certain year, it has been marked with “X”. Nikkei 225, also known as the Nikkei Stock Average, is considered as the benchmark index […]

Hong Kong/Hang Seng P/E & CAPE Ratio 2019

The table belows lists the historical P/E and CAPE ratios of Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index. The current Shiller PE ratio of the index is 12.70 (6/30/2020). Hang Seng index is considered to be the benchmark stock index of Hong Kong’s equity market. For comprehensive data, check the Global Valuations […]

Total Market Value of U.S. Stock Market

The total market capitalization of the U.S. stock market is $36,258,650.9 million (9/30/2020). The market value is the total market cap of all U.S. based public companies listed in New York Stock Exchange, Nasdaq Stock Market or OTCQX U.S. Market (read more about OTC markets from here.) During the year […]

CAPE (Shiller PE), P/E & Yield of Japanese Stock Market

CAPE ratio (Shiller PE) of all public Japanese companies is currently 19.00 (6/30/2020). The current CAPE ratio is significantly lower than the historical average which could indicate that the Japanese stock market is currently undervalued. However, the country’s equity market has been characterized by periods of extremely high valuations which […]

Historical Market Caps of Largest U.S. Companies

The table below lists the historical market caps of the largest public U.S. companies. Currently (9/30/2020), the most valuable public company is Apple Inc with a market cap of $1,984,491.90 million, followed by Microsoft Corp ($1,592,408.43 M) and Inc ($1,577,513.73 M). The combined market cap of Apple, Microsoft,, […]

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 […]

Global Dividend Yields by Country

The table below lists historical dividend yields of the largest economies in the world. When estimating whether the stock market of a country might be undervalued, the current dividend yield should not be directly compared to other nations. As a rough valuation indicator, dividend yield works best when the current […]

Global Stock Market P/E Ratio

The table below lists the current & historical price-earnings (P/E) ratios of the global stock market. The ratio is calculated using an index of 3,000 public companies around the world based in 49 different countries. At the moment, the trailing P/E ratio of the global equity market is 22.54 (9/30/2020). […]

France Stock Market P/E Ratio & Dividend Yield

The table below lists the historical price-earnings ratio and dividend yield of the France equity market, calculated using the 100 largest French companies listed in the Euronext Paris stock exchange. The trailing P/E is currently 23.19 and forward P/E is 17.69. The dividend yield of the largest French companies is […]

U.S. Stock Market Sector Weightings

The table below lists the historical sector weightings of the U.S. stock market. The weights have been calculated using the 500 largest public companies at a given date. Currently (9/30/2020), clearly the largest Sector is Information Technology, followed by Health Care and Consumer Discretionary companies. The technology sector has dominated […]