“Market capitalization (often simply market cap) is the total value of the tradable shares of a publicly traded company; it is equal to the share price times the number of shares outstanding. Market capitalization represents the public consensus on the value of a company’s equity.
Note that market capitalization is based on a market estimate of a company’s value, based on perceived future prospects, economic, and monetary conditions. Stock prices can also be moved by speculation about changes in expectations about profits or about mergers and acquisitions. It is possible for stock markets to get caught up in an economic bubble, like the steep rise in valuation of technology stocks in the late 1990s followed by the dot-com crash in 200. Hype can affect any asset class, such as gold or real estate. In such events, valuations rise disproportionately to what many people would consider the fundamental value of the assets in question. In the case of stocks, this pushes up market capitalization in what might be called an “artificial” manner. Market capitalization is, therefore, only a rough measure of the true size of the market.”
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