Last Update: 31 August 2020

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +21.55% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a -0.61% 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 August 2020
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +11.88 +26.45 +40.93 +57.59 +29.90 +27.15 +21.55
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +9.55 +21.13 +30.51 +27.25 +20.33 +16.55 +19.13
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +2.59 +5.54 +18.00 +22.41 +12.07 +10.87 +16.47
US Large Caps (SPY) +6.98 +15.29 +19.16 +21.86 +14.37 +14.33 +15.04
S&P Industrials (XLI) +8.48 +15.49 +7.81 +5.07 +6.54 +11.00 +13.01
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +4.59 +11.59 +14.64 +11.04 +9.23 +9.68 +12.53
S&P Utilities (XLU) -2.60 +0.08 -2.91 -2.03 +6.01 +10.57 +10.70
S&P Financials (XLF) +4.29 +7.73 -4.30 -4.50 +2.62 +7.81 +10.57
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +8.83 +17.34 +25.23 +28.92 +8.76 +9.29 +10.33
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -0.03 +5.43 +0.08 -4.44 +6.82 +8.45 +10.30
S&P Materials (XLB) +4.36 +14.22 +20.98 +13.70 +6.81 +10.03 +9.81
S&P Energy (XLE) -1.05 -6.85 -18.33 -32.50 -13.00 -8.00 -0.61
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 August 2020
ETF 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +34.25 -1.66 +49.86 +35.85
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +22.82 +1.59 +28.39 +20.53
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +21.77 +6.28 +20.45 +7.28
US Large Caps (SPY) +21.70 -4.56 +31.22 +9.68
S&P Industrials (XLI) +23.97 -13.24 +29.09 -3.29
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +12.98 -8.07 +27.43 +5.56
S&P Utilities (XLU) +12.03 +3.92 +25.91 -6.58
S&P Financials (XLF) +22.00 -13.04 +31.87 -17.32
S&P Communication Services (XLC) - - +31.05 +18.53
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +10.69 -2.37 +28.69 -4.79
S&P Materials (XLB) +24.00 -14.87 +24.13 +3.84
S&P Energy (XLE) -0.90 -18.21 +11.73 -38.42
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(*)YTD - 31 August 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 August 2020
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +119.21 -17.36 +232.31 -17.36 +603.83 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +74.25 -21.41 +115.02 -21.41 +475.65 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +40.76 -12.59 +67.50 -12.59 +359.34 -13.21
US Large Caps (SPY) +49.60 -19.43 +95.31 -19.43 +305.89 -19.43
S&P Industrials (XLI) +20.92 -27.13 +68.49 -27.13 +239.69 -27.13
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +30.34 -13.64 +58.73 -13.64 +225.49 -13.64
S&P Utilities (XLU) +19.14 -18.83 +65.23 -18.83 +176.44 -18.83
S&P Financials (XLF) +8.07 -31.74 +45.67 -31.74 +173.09 -31.74
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +28.65 -17.72 +55.91 -21.67 +167.35 -21.67
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +21.88 -20.35 +50.01 -20.35 +166.48 -20.35
S&P Materials (XLB) +21.85 -26.16 +61.27 -26.16 +154.86 -27.37
S&P Energy (XLE) -34.14 -58.15 -34.08 -58.15 -5.96 -63.93
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