The Derivatives Market is 11 Times The Size of The Entire World Economy

April 27, 2012 6:26 pm

We had spotted multiple market stats. One thing we have always wanted to do is to digest these stats – for example, we know the derivatives market is big. But how big, exactly? We spotted this today:

“The size of the world stock market was estimated at about $36.6 trillion at the beginning of October 2008.[1] The total world derivatives market has been estimated at about $791 trillion face or nominal value,[2] 11 times the size of the entire world economy.[3”

Statistics Source: Wikipedia

We recently spotted the total number of derivative contracts traded as well.

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