Below is a snapshot of 2019 stock market performance around the world. The table shows the year-to-date percentage change (in local currency) for the major stock markets of 74 countries.
It has been a great year for global equities with the average country up 12.45% year-to-date. Of the 74 countries, 61 are in the green while just 13 are in the red.
The top performing country in the world in 2019 is Greece with a gain of 48.15%. Russia ranks 2nd with a gain of 43.24%, followed by Romania (+33.98%), Ireland (+31.17%), and Brazil (+31.1%).
Notably, all of the developed “G7” countries and all of the BRICs rank in the top half this year when it comes to performance. Italy has been the top G7 country with a gain of 30.27%, but the US is not far behind in 2nd with a gain of 28.61%.
On the downside, Nigeria and Lebanon are the only two countries that fell more than 10%. Sign up for Bespoke’s “2020” special and get our Bespoke Report 2020 Market Outlook and Investor Toolkit.