All eight indexes on our world watch list posted gains through May 17, 2021. The top performer is France's CAC 40 with a gain of 14.7%, our own S&P 500 is in second is with a gain of 10.84% and Germany's DAXK is in third with a gain of 9.99%. Coming in last is China's Shanghai with a gain of 1.28%.

Here are all eight world indexes in 2021 and the associated table sorted by YTD.