Below is an updated look at the quarter-to-date and year-to-date performance numbers for 77 country stock markets around the world. Of the 77 countries listed, 82% are up since the third quarter began in July, and the average country is up 3.39%. For all of 2012, 78% of countries are in the green, and the average country is up 8.23%.
For the quarter, Sri Lanka, Greece and Russia are up the most, all more than 10%. Spain ranks fourth with a QTD gain of 9.80%. Looking at just the G7 countries, Italy is up the most this quarter at 9.07%, followed by Germany (6.21%), Canada (4.45%) and then France (4.12%). The US ranks 5th with a gain of 3.94%, while Japan and the UK rank 6th and 7th. Of the BRICs, Russia is up the most this quarter at 13.57%, followed by Brazil at 9.05%. India is up 6.38%, and China is up the least with a small QTD gain of 1.51%.
Pakistan and Turkey are up the most year to date with gains of more than 30%. Germany is up the most of the G7 with a YTD gain of 25.52%, while Canada is up the least at just 4.40%. India is up the most of the BRICs in 2012, while China is one of the few countries still in the red.