Below is a look at the year-to-date percentage change of the 34 country stock market ETFs tracked in our popular Trend Analyzer tool. As shown, just 2 out of 34 countries are in positive territory for the year, while 32 of 34 are in the red. The best performing country stock market ETF has been Israel with a gain of 4.7%, while the US (SPY) is the only other country in positive territory with a gain of 0.6%. (While SPY is up YTD still, the S&P 500 is actually down 0.89%, however.)
The average YTD change for all country ETFs is currently -12.7%. Turkey (TUR) has posted the biggest decline at -42.1%, followed by South Africa (EZA) at -25.8% and South Korea (EWY) at -20.4%. The Philippines (EPHE), Germany (EWG), Italy (EWI), and Mexico (EWW) round out the worst 7 countries. A large majority of countries (70%) are down double-digit percentage points on the year. 2018 is shaping up to be a very brutal year for global equities.