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.

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