How Global Stock Markets Stacked Up During Last Week's Big Rally

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Major indexes posted solid returns this week as markets across the globe rallied. Some, including two in the U.S., saw year-to-date returns cross back into positive territory.The approval of the EFSF expansion and the improving economic data out of the U.S. proved a major boon.

Look for market focus to shift to earnings over the coming weeks.

Australia's ASX 200 Index: +1.0%

YTD Performance: -11.4%

Month Performance: +4.9%

Source: Bloomberg

Spain's IBEX 35: +2.0%

YTD Performance: -9.0%

Month Performance: +5.0%

Source: Bloomberg

Toronto Stock Exchange: +2.6%

YTD Performance: -10.1%

Month Performance: +3.9%

Source: Bloomberg

Japan's Nikkei 225: +2.7%

YTD Performance: -14.5%

Month Performance: +0.6%

Source: Bloomberg

Shanghai Composite: +3.1%

YTD Performance: -13.4%

Month Performance: +3.1%

Source: Bloomberg

London's FTSE 100: +3.1%

YTD Performance: -7.4%

Month Performance: +6.6%

Source: Bloomberg

Euro Stoxx 50: +3.8%

YTD Performance: -15.7%

Month Performance: +8.1%

Source: Bloomberg

CAC 40: +4.0%

YTD Performance: -15.4%

Month Performance: +7.9%

Source: Bloomberg

Greece's Athex Composite: +4.2%

YTD Performance: -45.2%

Month Performance: -2.9%

Source: Bloomberg

Korea's Kospi Index: +4.3%

YTD Performance: -10.5%

Month Performance: +3.7%

Source: Bloomberg

The Dow: +4.9%

YTD Performance: +0.6%

Month Performance: +6.7%

Source: Bloomberg

Italy's FTSE MIB Index: +4.9%

YTD Performance: -19.3%

Month Performance: +9.8%

Source: Bloomberg

Germany's DAX Index: +5.1%

YTD Performance: -13.7%

Month Performance: +8.5%

Source: Bloomberg

Brazil's Bovespa: +5.2%

YTD Performance: -20.6%

Month Performance: +5.2%

Source: Bloomberg

Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index: +5.5%

YTD Performance: -19.68%

Month Performance: +5.2%

Source: Bloomberg

Mexico's IPC: +5.6%

YTD Performance: -9.6%

Month Performance: +4.0%

Source: Bloomberg

S&P 500: +6.0%

YTD Performance: -2.6%

Month Performance: +8.2%

Source: Bloomberg

The NASDAQ: +7.6%

YTD Performance: +0.6%

Month Performance: +10.5%

Source: Bloomberg

But everything might change next week


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