24 Aug 2021
Market Metrics: Market Cap
- Posted by Dejan Pekic BCom DipFP CFP GAICD, Senior Financial Planner
Market Cap (market capitalisation) refers to the total dollar market value of a company’s shares.
The first company to reach US$1 trillion valuation was Apple back in August 2018 and today, only 3 years later there are 6 listed companies worth US$1 trillion plus.
In order of market cap they are- Apple, Microsoft, Saudi Aramco, Alphabet, Amazon and Facebook with both Apple and Microsoft already having moved past US$2 trillion.
Interesting only one is a non-tech company which reminded me of a line I read earlier this century and that was… ‘software will consume the World‘.
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The valuations just keep on punching higher and higher which why it is so important to remain invested according to your appetite for volatility and when fear and panic do take hold, react by buying more quality assets at discounted prices.
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