How have stocks of the major economies performed so far in 2020?
Today’s chart answers that question by presenting the inflation-adjusted total return for the six largest economies.
Today’s chart illustrates that China has led the pack.
China appears to have tamped down the spread of COVID-19 better than most.
And a major Asia-Pacific trade pact didn’t hurt.
On the other end of the spectrum, the U.K. has struggled to contain the virus and has added uncertainty with Brexit.
What are the five largest economies?
Per the International Monetary Fund 2020 estimates, United States, China, Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom.
What is the largest economy?
With a GDP over $20 trillion, the U.S. has the largest economy. The only other country that comes close is China with a GDP near $15 trillion.
Of the largest economies, which is growing the fastest?
Of the largest economies, China is outpacing the rest.