Last Update: 31 October 2020

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +18.28% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a -4.03% 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 October 2020
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) -5.00 +0.61 +21.87 +34.28 +22.44 +22.35 +18.28
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) -2.73 +4.58 +23.16 +19.80 +17.34 +13.62 +16.71
S&P Healthcare (XLV) -3.62 -3.28 +2.78 +9.90 +9.84 +9.23 +14.53
US Large Caps (SPY) -2.49 +0.41 +13.37 +9.77 +10.38 +11.63 +12.91
S&P Industrials (XLI) -1.44 +6.20 +19.16 -1.27 +4.09 +9.17 +11.23
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -2.87 -0.11 +8.35 +4.66 +8.43 +7.39 +11.01
S&P Utilities (XLU) +5.05 +3.44 +10.79 +0.56 +7.78 +11.03 +10.93
S&P Financials (XLF) -0.87 -0.15 +5.96 -14.67 -1.46 +6.19 +9.28
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -3.18 -5.24 +2.08 -10.30 +5.13 +5.46 +8.73
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -0.34 +2.06 +18.23 +18.02 +7.74 +6.76 +8.52
S&P Materials (XLB) -0.72 +5.18 +23.04 +11.08 +4.47 +9.13 +8.43
S&P Energy (XLE) -4.11 -18.93 -22.15 -45.65 -20.95 -12.14 -4.03
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 October 2020
ETF 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +34.25 -1.66 +49.86 +22.17
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +22.82 +1.59 +28.39 +15.06
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +21.77 +6.28 +20.45 +1.15
US Large Caps (SPY) +21.70 -4.56 +31.22 +2.94
S&P Industrials (XLI) +23.97 -13.24 +29.09 -5.32
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +12.98 -8.07 +27.43 +0.82
S&P Utilities (XLU) +12.03 +3.92 +25.91 -0.79
S&P Financials (XLF) +22.00 -13.04 +31.87 -20.84
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +10.69 -2.37 +28.69 -9.75
S&P Communication Services (XLC) - - +31.05 +11.16
S&P Materials (XLB) +24.00 -14.87 +24.13 +4.66
S&P Energy (XLE) -0.90 -18.21 +11.73 -49.55
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(*)YTD - 31 October 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 October 2020
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +83.57 -17.36 +174.17 -17.36 +435.87 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +61.55 -21.41 +89.35 -21.41 +369.01 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +32.51 -12.59 +55.47 -12.59 +288.43 -13.21
US Large Caps (SPY) +34.48 -19.43 +73.35 -19.43 +236.79 -19.43
S&P Industrials (XLI) +12.78 -27.13 +55.04 -27.13 +189.85 -27.13
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +27.48 -13.64 +42.86 -13.64 +184.09 -13.64
S&P Utilities (XLU) +25.22 -18.83 +68.73 -18.83 +182.24 -18.83
S&P Financials (XLF) -4.31 -31.74 +35.04 -31.74 +142.97 -31.74
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +16.19 -20.35 +30.47 -20.35 +130.89 -20.35
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +25.07 -17.72 +38.72 -21.67 +126.47 -21.67
S&P Materials (XLB) +14.02 -26.16 +54.77 -26.16 +124.55 -27.37
S&P Energy (XLE) -50.61 -58.15 -47.66 -58.15 -33.71 -63.93
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