August 5, 2014
The World Federation of Exchanges Ltd. published its first-half Statistics Market Highlights report. The main trends for this first six months of the years were:
- The value of share trading rose 10% worldwide to 29.7 trillion USD from the second-half of 2013 (+6.8% year on year).
- The number of trades rose 10% from the second-half of 2013 (+12% year on year); the average value of trades decreased.
- A continuing strong performance of equity markets, Global Market Capitalization rose 6% to 68.7 trillion USD from the second-half of 2013 (+21% year on year.)
- Good performance of IPO markets and investment flows. The number of IPOs fell 11% compared to the second half of 2013 but increased 42% year on year. Total investment flows in USD increased 17% compared to the second-half of 2013 (+11% year on year.)