Data Source: from January 1999 to November 2022 (~24 years)
Consolidated Returns as of 30 November 2022
Live Update: Dec 07 2022, 10:00AM Eastern Time
Category: Stocks
ETF: Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB)
ETF • LIVE PERFORMANCE (USD currency)
0.25%
1 Day
Dec 07 2022, 10:00AM Eastern Time
1.43%
Current Month
December 2022

In the last 20 Years, the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF obtained a 9.50% compound annual return, with a 19.96% standard deviation.

In 2021, the ETF granted a 2.05% dividend yield. If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

The ETF is related to the following investment themes:

  • Asset Class: Equity
  • Size: Large Cap
  • Style: Blend
  • Region: North America
  • Country: U.S.
  • Sector: Materials
  • Industry: Broad Materials

Historical Returns as of Nov 30, 2022

Historical returns and Metrics of Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF.

Returns and metrics are calculated based on monthly returns, assuming:
  • No fees or capital gain taxes
  • the reinvestment of dividends
MATERIALS SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND (XLB) ETF
Portfolio Metrics
Data Source: 1 January 1999 - 30 November 2022 (~24 years)
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Metrics as of Nov 30, 2022
1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y 5Y 10Y 20Y MAX
(~24Y)
Portfolio
Return (%)
11.70 10.34 -2.62 -0.15 13.61 9.00 10.75 9.50 8.08
US Inflation (%) 0.00 0.62 1.96 7.22 5.03 3.85 2.61 2.52 2.53
Infl. Adjusted
Return (%)
11.70 9.66 -4.49 -6.87 8.17 4.95 7.93 6.82 5.41
Waiting for updates, inflation of Nov 2022 is temporarily set to 0%. Returns / Inflation rates over 1 year are annualized.
RISK INDICATORS
Standard Deviation (%) 26.48 24.14 21.32 18.14 19.96 21.23
Sharpe Ratio -0.04 0.54 0.37 0.56 0.42 0.19
Sortino Ratio -0.06 0.72 0.51 0.77 0.58 0.27
MAXIMUM DRAWDOWN
Drawdown Depth (%) -23.73 -26.15 -26.15 -26.15 -55.49 -55.49
Start (yyyy mm) 2022 01 2020 01 2020 01 2020 01 2008 06 2008 06
Bottom (yyyy mm) 2022 09 2020 03 2020 03 2020 03 2009 02 2009 02
Start to Bottom (# months) 9 3 3 3 9 9
Start to Recovery (# months) in progress
> 11
8
8
8
59
59
ROLLING PERIOD RETURNS - Annualized
Best Return (%) 78.41 27.27 22.42 13.51 9.99
Worst Return (%) -51.37 -12.44 -4.16 1.29 5.83
% Positive Periods 72% 85% 96% 100% 100%
MONTHS
Positive 1 2 3 6 22 36 75 144 166
Negative 0 1 3 6 14 24 45 96 121
% Positive 100% 67% 50% 50% 61% 60% 63% 60% 58%
WITHDRAWAL RATES (WR)
Safe WR (%) 40.38 21.68 14.83 9.11 7.08
Perpetual WR (%) 7.55 4.72 7.35 6.38 5.13
Terms and Definitions
  • Annualized Portfolio Return: it's the annualized geometric mean return of the ETF
  • Standard Deviation: it's a measure of the dispersion of returns around the mean
  • Sharpe Ratio: it's a measure of risk-adjusted performance of the ETF. It's calculated by dividing the excess return of the ETF over the risk-free rate by the ETF standard deviation. The risk-free rate here considered is the 1-3 Mth T-Bill return.
  • Sortino Ratio: another measure of risk-adjusted performance of the ETF. It's a modification of the Sharpe Ratio (same formula but the denominator is the ETF downside standard deviation).
  • Maximum Drawdown: a drawdown refers to the decline in value from a relative peak value to a relative trough. A maximum drawdown is the maximum observed loss from a peak to a trough of a portfolio before a new peak is attained.
  • Rolling Returns: returns over a time frame (best, worst, % of positive returns).
  • Pos./Neg. Months: number of months with positive/negative return.
  • Safe Withdrawal Rate (SWR): it's the percentage of the original portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year with inflation adjustment, without the portfolio running out of money (dollar amount withdrawal).
  • Perpetual Withdrawal Rate (PWR): it's the percentage of portfolio balance that can be withdrawn at the end of each year, while retaining the inflation adjusted portfolio balance (percentage withdrawal).

Correlations as of Nov 30, 2022

Monthly correlations of Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF vs the main Asset Classes, over different timeframes.

Correlation measures to what degree the returns of the two assets move in relation to each other.

Correlation coefficient is a numerical value between -1 and +1.

If one variable goes up by a certain amount, the correlation coefficient indicates which way the other variable moves and by how much.

Asset correlations are calculated based on monthly returns.

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MATERIALS SELECT SECTOR SPDR FUND (XLB) ETF
Monthly correlations as of 30 November 2022
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Correlation vs XLB
 
Asset Class 1 Year 5 Years 10 Years Since
Jan 1999
US Total Stock Market
VTI
0.91
0.90
0.87
0.82
US Large Cap
SPY
0.91
0.91
0.88
0.82
US Small Cap
IJR
0.86
0.84
0.78
0.72
US REITs
VNQ
0.89
0.76
0.57
0.58
US Technology
QQQ
0.83
0.78
0.75
0.59
Preferred Stocks
PFF
0.74
0.71
0.61
0.43
EAFE Stocks
EFA
0.92
0.89
0.83
0.79
World All Countries
VT
0.94
0.92
0.89
0.84
Emerging Markets
EEM
0.65
0.72
0.68
0.75
Europe
VGK
0.92
0.89
0.83
0.79
Pacific
VPL
0.90
0.85
0.76
0.68
Latin America
FLLA
0.63
0.57
0.55
0.65
US Total Bond Market
BND
0.63
0.33
0.20
0.01
Long Term Treasuries
TLT
0.44
-0.07
-0.15
-0.27
US Cash
BIL
0.18
-0.20
-0.13
-0.05
TIPS
TIP
0.75
0.48
0.33
0.14
Invest. Grade Bonds
LQD
0.73
0.54
0.42
0.21
High Yield Bonds
HYG
0.86
0.78
0.74
0.61
International Bonds
BNDX
0.66
0.35
0.23
0.11
Emerg. Market Bonds
EMB
0.83
0.67
0.58
0.49
Gold
GLD
0.48
0.28
0.19
0.17
Commodities
DBC
0.49
0.53
0.49
0.39

Capital Growth as of Nov 30, 2022

Capital growth, returns, stats are calculated assuming a reinvestment of dividends.

If you are interested in getting periodic income, please refer to the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF: Dividend Yield page.

An investment of 1000$, since December 2002, now would be worth 6144.95$, with a total return of 514.49% (9.50% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3738.37$, with a net total return of 273.84% (6.82% annualized).
An investment of 1000$, since January 1999, now would be worth 6410.24$, with a total return of 541.02% (8.08% annualized).

The Inflation Adjusted Capital now would be 3525.49$, with a net total return of 252.55% (5.41% annualized).

Drawdowns

Worst drawdowns since December 2002.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-55.49% Jun 2008 Feb 2009 9 Apr 2013 50 59
-26.15% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8
-23.73% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 2 11
-23.06% Mar 2015 Jan 2016 11 Nov 2016 10 21
-18.14% Feb 2018 Dec 2018 11 Dec 2019 12 23
-11.98% Mar 2005 Jun 2005 4 Jan 2006 7 11
-11.76% Dec 2002 Feb 2003 3 Jun 2003 4 7
-8.55% Jun 2021 Sep 2021 4 Dec 2021 3 7
-8.07% Nov 2007 Jan 2008 3 May 2008 4 7
-7.14% May 2006 Jul 2006 3 Oct 2006 3 6
-6.83% Mar 2004 Apr 2004 2 Jun 2004 2 4
-4.72% Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 Feb 2014 1 2
-4.59% Sep 2014 Jan 2015 5 Feb 2015 1 6
-4.51% Sep 2003 Sep 2003 1 Oct 2003 1 2
-4.42% Jan 2004 Jan 2004 1 Feb 2004 1 2
-4.11% Jun 2013 Jun 2013 1 Jul 2013 1 2
-3.85% Jun 2007 Aug 2007 3 Sep 2007 1 4
-3.06% Jan 2005 Jan 2005 1 Feb 2005 1 2
-2.42% Jan 2021 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021 1 2
-2.28% Jul 2004 Jul 2004 1 Sep 2004 2 3

Worst drawdowns since January 1999.

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Drawdown period
Recovery period
Total
Drawdown Start Bottom #Months End #Months #Months
-55.49% Jun 2008 Feb 2009 9 Apr 2013 50 59
-31.43% May 1999 Sep 2000 17 Nov 2003 38 55
-26.15% Jan 2020 Mar 2020 3 Aug 2020 5 8
-23.73% Jan 2022 Sep 2022 9 in progress 2 11
-23.06% Mar 2015 Jan 2016 11 Nov 2016 10 21
-18.14% Feb 2018 Dec 2018 11 Dec 2019 12 23
-11.98% Mar 2005 Jun 2005 4 Jan 2006 7 11
-8.55% Jun 2021 Sep 2021 4 Dec 2021 3 7
-8.07% Nov 2007 Jan 2008 3 May 2008 4 7
-7.14% May 2006 Jul 2006 3 Oct 2006 3 6
-6.83% Mar 2004 Apr 2004 2 Jun 2004 2 4
-4.72% Jan 2014 Jan 2014 1 Feb 2014 1 2
-4.59% Sep 2014 Jan 2015 5 Feb 2015 1 6
-4.42% Jan 2004 Jan 2004 1 Feb 2004 1 2
-4.11% Jun 2013 Jun 2013 1 Jul 2013 1 2
-3.85% Jun 2007 Aug 2007 3 Sep 2007 1 4
-3.71% Jan 1999 Jan 1999 1 Apr 1999 3 4
-3.06% Jan 2005 Jan 2005 1 Feb 2005 1 2
-2.42% Jan 2021 Jan 2021 1 Feb 2021 1 2
-2.28% Jul 2004 Jul 2004 1 Sep 2004 2 3

Rolling Returns ( more details)

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF: annualized rolling and average returns

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Rolling
Period
Return (*) Negative
Periods
Average (%) Best (%) Worst (%)
1 Year
9.69 78.41
Apr 2020 - Mar 2021
-51.37
Mar 2008 - Feb 2009
28.26%
2 Years
9.09 46.78
Mar 2009 - Feb 2011
-26.21
Mar 2007 - Feb 2009
20.08%
3 Years
8.49 27.27
Mar 2009 - Feb 2012
-12.44
Mar 2006 - Feb 2009
15.08%
5 Years
8.55 22.42
Mar 2009 - Feb 2014
-4.16
Mar 2004 - Feb 2009
3.95%
7 Years
8.28 15.50
Oct 2000 - Sep 2007
-0.27
Mar 2002 - Feb 2009
0.49%
10 Years
7.89 13.51
Mar 2009 - Feb 2019
1.29
Mar 1999 - Feb 2009
0.00%
15 Years
8.01 10.84
Feb 2003 - Jan 2018
5.08
Apr 2005 - Mar 2020
0.00%
20 Years
8.24 9.99
Nov 2001 - Oct 2021
5.83
Apr 2000 - Mar 2020
0.00%
(*) Annualized rolling and average returns over full calendar month periods

If you need a deeper detail about rolling returns, please refer to the Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF: Rolling Returns page.

Seasonality

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF: in which months is it better to invest?

Both the Average Return and the Gain Frequency (Win %) are useful to get an idea of what happened in the past.

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class Seasonality page.
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-1.16
40%
-1.55
40%
-0.63
60%
4.13
80%
1.40
80%
-1.02
60%
3.59
80%
-0.17
40%
-2.72
40%
1.32
40%
6.10
80%
1.64
80%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
98.84
97.31
96.70
100.69
102.10
101.06
104.68
104.51
101.67
103.01
109.30
111.08
Best 5.6
2019
4.1
2021
7.6
2021
15.2
2020
6.9
2020
11.6
2019
7.1
2020
4.4
2020
3.2
2019
8.9
2022
12.4
2020
7.6
2021
Worst -6.8
2022
-8.5
2020
-14.0
2020
-3.5
2022
-8.2
2019
-13.9
2022
-0.3
2019
-3.5
2022
-9.3
2022
-9.2
2018
-0.6
2021
-6.9
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Dec 2017 - Nov 2022
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-1.46
40%
1.41
60%
0.32
70%
3.22
90%
1.19
80%
-1.05
50%
2.31
70%
-0.22
40%
-1.54
40%
2.36
50%
4.21
90%
1.16
70%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
98.54
99.94
100.25
103.48
104.71
103.61
106.00
105.77
104.14
106.59
111.09
112.37
Best 5.6
2019
8.0
2015
7.6
2021
15.2
2020
6.9
2020
11.6
2019
7.1
2020
4.4
2020
4.4
2013
13.4
2015
12.4
2020
7.6
2021
Worst -10.7
2016
-8.5
2020
-14.0
2020
-3.5
2022
-8.2
2019
-13.9
2022
-5.0
2015
-5.6
2015
-9.3
2022
-9.2
2018
-0.6
2021
-6.9
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Dec 2012 - Nov 2022
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Monthly Average Return (%) and Gain Frequency
Return (%) Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average
Gain Frequency
-1.82
38%
1.00
63%
1.66
71%
3.51
75%
0.28
63%
-1.15
42%
1.40
50%
-0.40
42%
-2.55
42%
2.33
63%
3.48
79%
2.37
70%
 Capital Growth on monthly avg returns
100
98.18
99.17
100.81
104.35
104.64
103.43
104.88
104.46
101.80
104.17
107.80
110.35
Best 11.0
2012
8.0
2015
15.4
2009
24.7
1999
6.9
2020
11.6
2019
12.9
2009
4.4
2020
8.1
2007
17.3
2011
12.7
2001
14.0
2000
Worst -12.2
2000
-10.0
2000
-14.0
2020
-7.1
2005
-9.5
2010
-13.9
2022
-11.3
2002
-7.0
2011
-16.5
2011
-22.4
2008
-10.7
2008
-6.9
2018
Monthly Seasonality over the period Jan 1999 - Nov 2022

Monthly/Yearly Returns

Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB) ETF data source starts from January 1999: let's focus on monthly and yearly returns.

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  • Histogram: it shows the distribution of the returns recorded so far
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MONTHLY RETURNS HISTOGRAM
Jan 1999 - Nov 2022
166 Positive Months (58%) - 121 Negative Months (42%)
MONTHLY RETURNS TABLE
Jan 1999 - Nov 2022
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Yearly Return(%)
Monthly Return(%)
Year Total Infl.Adj Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2022
-7.19 -13.18 -6.8 -1.3 6.1 -3.5 1.2 -13.9 6.2 -3.5 -9.3 8.9 11.7
2021
+27.45 +19.07 -2.4 4.1 7.6 5.4 5.1 -5.3 2.1 1.9 -7.2 7.6 -0.6 7.6
2020
+20.52 +18.90 -6.2 -8.5 -14.0 15.2 6.9 2.2 7.1 4.4 1.5 -0.7 12.4 2.5
2019
+24.13 +21.36 5.6 3.2 1.3 3.5 -8.2 11.6 -0.3 -2.8 3.2 0.0 3.2 2.9
2018
-14.87 -16.46 4.0 -5.3 -4.1 0.1 2.1 0.3 2.9 -0.8 -1.8 -9.2 3.8 -6.9
2017
+24.00 +21.44 4.5 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.0 1.8 1.5 0.8 3.7 3.9 0.9 2.1
2016
+16.80 +14.42 -10.7 7.8 7.6 5.1 -0.3 -0.8 5.1 -0.3 -1.2 -2.1 6.8 0.2
2015
-8.67 -9.33 -1.8 8.0 -4.9 3.4 0.4 -3.9 -5.0 -5.6 -7.4 13.4 1.0 -4.3
2014
+7.17 +6.37 -4.7 6.9 0.8 0.8 3.0 1.6 -2.0 3.9 -1.4 -2.4 1.6 -0.6
2013
+26.00 +24.13 3.9 -1.4 2.2 0.9 1.9 -4.1 5.6 -0.1 4.4 4.2 1.3 4.9
2012
+14.70 +12.73 11.0 -0.6 0.4 -0.8 -7.8 4.9 -1.3 2.3 3.8 -2.1 1.9 3.2
2011
-10.93 -13.49 0.1 2.7 1.8 2.1 -2.7 -0.4 -3.5 -7.0 -16.5 17.3 0.2 -2.3
2010
+20.55 +18.77 -8.6 4.5 7.9 0.2 -9.5 -7.3 12.8 -3.0 7.8 6.2 1.1 10.0
2009
+48.18 +44.25 -7.4 -8.0 15.4 15.6 5.8 -4.5 12.9 2.4 4.2 -5.2 10.8 2.1
2008
-44.05 -44.10 -4.2 2.3 -1.4 5.3 5.2 -5.8 -3.2 -1.6 -15.5 -22.4 -10.7 -0.6
2007
+22.05 +17.27 4.0 2.7 2.4 1.5 5.9 -0.5 -2.7 -0.7 8.1 4.2 -5.0 1.1
2006
+18.36 +15.43 4.8 -2.1 4.7 3.6 -4.0 0.5 -3.7 3.0 0.0 6.0 4.4 0.6
2005
+4.08 +0.64 -3.1 7.9 -2.7 -7.1 -0.6 -2.0 5.5 -4.2 0.8 0.2 7.7 2.9
2004
+13.49 +9.91 -4.4 5.2 -2.3 -4.6 2.8 5.0 -2.3 1.7 4.0 -0.9 8.1 1.3
2003
+37.39 +34.86 -5.0 -2.7 0.6 9.0 3.1 0.9 7.9 2.8 -4.5 9.5 2.3 9.8
2002
-5.35 -7.55 2.3 5.3 3.1 -4.7 5.0 -1.7 -11.3 -0.5 -13.0 5.7 12.0 -4.6
2001
+2.15 +0.59 -2.7 1.3 -5.0 10.7 3.8 -3.4 -0.3 -0.4 -11.8 2.7 12.7 -3.0
2000
-16.24 -18.99 -12.2 -10.0 10.1 -3.3 -3.2 -8.6 0.9 2.3 -9.8 8.8 -2.5 14.0
1999
+22.89 +19.68 -3.7 1.6 1.8 24.7 -9.1 5.8 -1.1 -4.5 -3.1 2.4 -1.4 11.6
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