Last Update: 31 January 2020

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +18.27% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a +2.56% annualized return in the last 10 years.

The main S&P 500 Sectors can be easily replicated by ETFs.

S&P 500 Sector Historical Returns

S&P 500 Sector Returns, for last 1,3,6 Months and 1,3,5,10 years.

Columns are sortable, S&P 500 Sectors are pre-ordered by 10 year return.

S&P 500 SECTORS - HISTORICAL RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 January 2020
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +3.99 +14.31 +18.78 +45.73 +25.71 +20.94 +18.27
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) -0.08 +4.04 +4.50 +16.77 +15.38 +13.96 +17.48
S&P Healthcare (XLV) -2.67 +5.75 +10.39 +11.85 +14.04 +9.25 +14.21
US Large Caps (SPY) -0.04 +6.59 +9.20 +21.45 +14.39 +12.23 +13.85
S&P Industrials (XLI) -0.44 +3.82 +5.30 +15.34 +10.71 +10.48 +13.76
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +1.45 +0.82 +6.71 +17.89 +12.21 +6.80 +13.14
S&P Utilities (XLU) +6.75 +8.19 +17.63 +29.89 +15.62 +11.03 +12.88
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +0.32 +4.14 +7.81 +21.58 +9.29 +8.51 +12.20
S&P Financials (XLF) -2.66 +4.92 +7.14 +17.87 +10.75 +11.98 +11.94
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +0.52 +6.73 +6.64 +17.88 +1.07 +5.90 +9.57
S&P Materials (XLB) -6.17 -0.42 -0.17 +10.29 +5.56 +5.96 +9.09
S&P Energy (XLE) -10.99 -4.11 -10.55 -10.58 -5.91 -3.22 +2.56
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 January 2020
ETF 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +34.25 -1.66 +49.86 +3.99
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +22.82 +1.59 +28.39 -0.08
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +21.77 +6.28 +20.45 -2.67
US Large Caps (SPY) +21.70 -4.56 +31.22 -0.04
S&P Industrials (XLI) +23.97 -13.24 +29.09 -0.44
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +10.69 -2.37 +28.69 +1.45
S&P Utilities (XLU) +12.03 +3.92 +25.91 +6.75
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +12.98 -8.07 +27.43 +0.32
S&P Financials (XLF) +22.00 -13.04 +31.87 -2.66
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -5.50 -16.77 +31.05 +0.52
S&P Materials (XLB) +24.00 -14.87 +24.13 -6.17
S&P Energy (XLE) -0.90 -18.21 +11.73 -10.99
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(*)YTD - 31 January 2020

S&P 500 Sector Drawdowns

S&P 500 Sector Maximum Drawdowns, in last 3,5,10 years.

The following table represents S&P 500 Sector total returns and maximum drawdown in the same period. Columns are sortable.

S&P 500 SECTORS - TOTAL RETURNS vs DRAWDOWNS (%)
Return: Total Return (%) - DD: Maximum Drawdown (%)
Last Update: 31 January 2020
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +98.67 -17.36 +158.69 -17.36 +435.42 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +53.61 -15.19 +92.21 -15.19 +400.93 -16.08
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +48.32 -9.35 +55.60 -13.21 +277.54 -13.21
US Large Caps (SPY) +49.68 -13.52 +78.06 -13.52 +265.99 -16.22
S&P Industrials (XLI) +35.70 -17.67 +64.59 -17.67 +263.04 -23.69
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +41.27 -8.99 +38.92 -13.08 +243.68 -17.37
S&P Utilities (XLU) +54.55 -12.51 +68.77 -12.73 +236.00 -12.73
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +30.55 -13.64 +50.44 -13.64 +216.22 -13.64
S&P Financials (XLF) +35.83 -18.40 +76.05 -18.40 +208.81 -29.20
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +3.23 -21.67 +33.20 -21.67 +149.36 -21.67
S&P Materials (XLB) +17.61 -18.14 +33.60 -23.07 +138.73 -27.37
S&P Energy (XLE) -16.71 -24.85 -15.09 -29.95 +28.73 -41.10
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