The market is an effective, information-processing machine. Millions of participants buy and sell securities in the world markets every day, and the real-time information they bring helps set prices.
Below is a chart sharing some information on the yearly trades of the year 2015.
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In US dollars. Global electronic order book (largest 60 exchanges). Source: World Federation of Exchanges