We last updated our chart of country stock market performance at the start of September, when markets were on the cusp of rallying for the next two months. Below is an update of the year-to-date performance of the major stock market indices in 81 countries around the world.
At the moment, the average 2010 performance of the 81 countries listed is +12.19%. As shown, Sri Lanka leads the way with a gain of 97.16%. Bangladesh ranks 2nd at 74.88%, followed by Estonia (62.46%), Lithuania (49.56%), and the Philippines (43.54%). Of the G-7 countries, Germany has done the best with a gain of 11.30%. Canada ranks 2nd at 7.24%, and the US ranks third with a gain of 6.78%. Japan has been the worst performing G-7 country with a decline of 13.15%. Italy and France are both down still for the year as well.
Of the BRIC countries, India is leading the way with a gain of 17.18%. Russia ranks 2nd at 11.08%, followed by Brazil (+4.84%) and then China (-7.51%).