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Tuesday
Dec042012

2012 YTD Country Returns

Below we highlight the QTD and YTD stock market returns for 77 countries around the world.  Through today, the average country in the table was up 8.47% year to date.  With a YTD gain of 11.90%, the US is outperforming the average country by 353 basis points. 

The top performing country YTD is currently Turkey with a gain of 47.31%.  Pakistan ranks a close second with a gain of 46.73%, followed by the Philippines (30.52%), Thailand (29.72%) and Estonia (28.94%).  The worst performing country YTD is currently the Ukraine with a decline of 41.23%.  Bangladesh ranks second worst at -22.28%, followed by Sri Lanka (-12.23%) and Morocco (-12.08%).

Of the G7 countries, Germany is up by far the most with a YTD gain of 26.05%.  And don't look now, but France has overtaken the US in 2012 with a gain of 13.31%.  The US ranks third, followed by Japan, Italy, the UK.  Canada ranks last with a YTD gain of just 1.50%.

India is the only BRIC country performing particularly well in 2012 with a gain of 25.19%.  Russia and Brazil are both up less than 5%, while China is one of the few countries in the red at -10.20%.

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