Six of eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains through Monday, May 14, 2018. The top performer this year is Hong Kong's Hang Seng with a gain of 5.42%. In second is India's BSE SENSEX with a gain of 5.16%. In third is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 4.29%. Coming in last is Shanghai's SSE with a loss of 4.03%.

2018 Performance

Here is an overlay of the eight illustrating their comparative performance in 2018.

Here are all eight world indexes sorted by YTD.