Peru is up the most at 72.92% taking the No 1 spot, from the second position, while Costa Rica is down the most at -39.94%.

After nearly every country was down earlier in the year, 62 out of the 83 are now up in 2009.

The BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries have significantly outperformed the developed G-7 countries.

China’s stock exchange soared 47.01% and Brazil’s climbed 37.34% year-to-date.

Canada has been the best performing G-7 country with a gain of 12.62% in 2009, but it ranked 35th out of 83. The rest of the G-7 countries are bunched up in the 0%-5% range, closer to the bottom of the list.

US’s stock market S&P 500 index increased only by 1% this year, even after two months on the green.

Source: Bespoke Investment Group