The Sizes of the World's Stock Exchanges

Here is a list of the world's 20 biggest stock exchanges as at August 2009.

It's interesting to note that even though the NYSE is the biggest stock exchange in the world, in terms of size, it isn't the most traded stock exchange.

The NASDAQ is actually the most active as it is the most traded, followed by the NYSE, and shanghai Stock Exchange.

With billions of dollars being exchanged worldwide, there are many opportunities for traders in the stock markets.