How to Identify the Largest US Stocks by Market Cap

When it comes to global stock markets, the U.S. equity market is the largest, deepest, and most efficient. In fact, U.S. stocks make up 41.6% of the global equity market cap, which is nearly $49 trillion. This is more than three times larger than the next largest market. Over the past decade,

U.S. stocks have grown by more than 4% a year and have peaked at 42.0% in 2021.

List of the world’s largest companies by market capitalization

The world’s largest companies by market cap are determined by a calculation based on share price and number of outstanding shares. Prior to the recent rise of technology companies like Tencent and Xiaomi, Japanese-based companies dominated this list. However, as the US dollar has strengthened, American firms have taken over the top spot. Below is a list of the top 10 companies in terms of market cap. But how do you get …