Courtesy of Bespoke Blog, we have the latest update of best performing stock markets by country. (in local currency) Keep in mind the past 6 days have been the best performance for emerging markets since July. When last we looked, Peru was in the lead...[May 20, 2009: Year to Date Returns by Country - Go Peru!] Russia has taken the crown.
But all the B(razil)R(ussia)I(ndia)C(hina)'s are doing well - gains of 70-126%. G7 countries obviously lagging. Average among all 82 indexes is 33.3%.
What would have been excellent is a 3rd column showing 2008 performance because in general the harder you fall, the easier it is to create large % gains the following rally. Wish I had access to the source data...
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