Mideast, U.S. Still Lead Regional Equity Markets Returns This Year


Stock markets in the Middle East and Gulf are holding on to a small performance edge over the US equity market so far in 2018, based on a set of exchange-traded funds.

The neck-and-neck horse race between the two regions reflects diverging trends in recent months. The formerly high-flying performance WisdomTree Middle East Dividend (NASDAQ:GULF) has lost ground lately, taking a bite out of its year-to-date gain. Meanwhile, the steady upward climb in 2018 for US equities via SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) has leveled the playing field and essentially left the two leaders with similar results through yesterday’s close (Sep. 26).

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