Econintersect: The Brazil Bovespa index was the leading performer in the 30 world stock markets tracked by GEI for the week ending 2/18/2011. The Bovespa turned in a gain of 3.5% to edge out Hong Kong (+3.4%) and Jakarta (+3.2%).
Madrid topped all markets for year-to-date return with +12.9%. The next in rank leaders were all in Europe: Paris +9.3%, Brussels +7.6% and Frankfurt +7.4%.
The poorest market performance last week was in Stockholm (-1.7%). The only other down index in the group of 30 was the U.S Dow Jones Utility Average (-0.5%). Mumbai is by far the poorest performing market of 2011 so far with a loss of 11.2%.
The tables below show performance for all 30 markets ranked for last week in the first table and YTD in the second.
Source: Yahoo Finance