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The Stock Market Is Shrinking And This Is The One Chart Everyone Should See About It

Here is a chart that is fairly easy to understand if you give it one quick look.

It shows the total number of equity listings in Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Meaning each line represents how many public companies are listed on a stock exchange in the world's three major regions -- Asia, Europe, and the U.S..

What you'll notice first, is probably the huge downward sloping trend that is happening in the U.S. right now. Each day there seem to be fewer equity listings than the last: