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10 Interesting Facts About Stock Trading

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1. Stock Trading Was Invented Long Ago; Like in 11th Century Agriculture Trading happened in France 

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2. Speaking of high-priced stocks, would you believe that one particular company has shares that were recently trading for more than $300,000 apiece? The company is Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A -0.22%) (BRK.B -0.28%), trading at $319,571 for a single Class-A share

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3. The U.S. stock market makes up about 55% of the global market

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4. There are 19 stock exchanges in the world with a market capitalization of more than $1 trillion.

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5. About 10% of US households hold international equity.

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6. In 2018, the United States represented 40.01% of global market capitalization. In 2020, this figure rose to 54.5%.

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7. Valued at $2.25 trillion, Apple leads the world’s corporations in market capitalization.

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8. With a 27.6% market share, the information technology sector leads the US stock market in market capitalization.

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9. More than 80% of the stock market is now automated.

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10 Since 1903, every day at the New York Stock Exchange starts with the ringing of a bell at 9:30 a.m.