Last Update: 28 February 2021

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +19.19% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a -1.66% 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: 28 February 2021
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +1.37 +6.09 +6.26 +49.75 +25.90 +27.99 +19.19
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) -0.53 +2.67 +7.80 +40.69 +17.14 +18.29 +16.76
S&P Healthcare (XLV) -2.10 +3.04 +4.87 +23.75 +12.27 +13.15 +15.16
US Large Caps (SPY) +2.78 +5.50 +9.80 +30.83 +14.00 +16.71 +13.31
S&P Industrials (XLI) +6.89 +3.36 +17.41 +26.58 +7.88 +13.98 +11.64
S&P Financials (XLF) +11.61 +16.50 +30.34 +24.74 +6.11 +15.84 +11.03
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -1.23 -4.59 -2.08 +12.27 +8.85 +7.33 +10.83
S&P Utilities (XLU) -6.10 -6.33 +0.20 -2.72 +9.57 +8.28 +10.03
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +7.01 +9.61 +13.56 +42.21 +15.47 +10.11 +9.85
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +1.58 +3.64 +5.00 +5.08 +11.17 +8.71 +8.71
S&P Materials (XLB) +4.12 +4.13 +17.92 +42.66 +9.52 +14.25 +8.68
S&P Energy (XLE) +22.46 +32.77 +39.23 +13.71 -5.33 +1.17 -1.66
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 28 February 2021
ETF 2018 2019 2020 2021(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) -1.66 +49.86 +43.62 +0.52
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +1.59 +28.39 +29.63 +0.23
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +6.28 +20.45 +13.34 -0.73
US Large Caps (SPY) -4.56 +31.22 +18.37 +1.73
S&P Industrials (XLI) -13.24 +29.09 +10.96 +2.33
S&P Financials (XLF) -13.04 +31.87 -1.68 +9.60
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -8.07 +27.43 +10.15 -6.15
S&P Utilities (XLU) +3.92 +25.91 +0.57 -6.92
S&P Communication Services (XLC) - +31.05 +26.91 +6.06
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -2.37 +28.69 -2.11 +2.13
S&P Materials (XLB) -14.87 +24.13 +20.52 +1.60
S&P Energy (XLE) -18.21 +11.73 -32.51 +27.04
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(*)YTD - 28 February 2021

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: 28 February 2021
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +99.56 -17.36 +243.40 -17.36 +478.43 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +60.72 -21.41 +131.61 -21.41 +371.09 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +41.53 -12.59 +85.48 -12.59 +310.10 -13.21
US Large Caps (SPY) +48.16 -19.43 +116.53 -19.43 +248.77 -19.43
S&P Industrials (XLI) +25.54 -27.13 +92.41 -27.13 +200.70 -27.13
S&P Financials (XLF) +19.47 -31.74 +108.55 -31.74 +184.78 -31.74
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +28.98 -13.28 +42.41 -13.64 +179.53 -13.64
S&P Utilities (XLU) +31.53 -18.83 +48.88 -18.83 +159.98 -18.83
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +53.96 -17.70 +61.88 -21.67 +155.81 -21.67
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +37.41 -20.35 +51.86 -20.35 +130.58 -20.35
S&P Materials (XLB) +31.35 -26.16 +94.68 -26.16 +129.84 -27.37
S&P Energy (XLE) -15.16 -58.15 +5.98 -58.15 -15.41 -63.93
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