Developed Countries and BRICs Take a Hit

 |  Includes: BIK, BKF, DIA, EWJ, EWP, GAF, QQQ, RSX, SPY
by: Bespoke Investment Group

Below we highlight the performance of the major equity indices for 82 countries since the close on Tuesday. As shown, both the G-7 and BRIC countries sit at the top of the list of worst performers. The countries that have held up better are located mainly in the Middle East, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Combining the BRICs and the G-7, Russia has done the worst since Tuesday with a decline of 6.33%. But Brazil and the US are not far behind with declines of more than 5%. Italy, France, and Germany are all down around 4.75%, followed by Britain at -3.81%. There has been lots of talk about China partly at fault for the global sell-off, but the country itself is down just 3.64% since 1/19. Japan has by far done the best of the G-7 and BRIC countries over the last three days with a decline of just 1.62%.