Last Update: 30 September 2021

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +22.16% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a +2.30% 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: 30 September 2021
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) -5.84 +1.31 +12.84 +29.06 +27.15 +27.26 +22.16
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) -2.14 +0.66 +7.09 +22.88 +16.54 +18.96 +19.42
S&P Healthcare (XLV) -5.85 +1.07 +9.47 +22.07 +12.12 +13.91 +16.83
S&P Financials (XLF) -1.83 +2.74 +11.14 +58.76 +13.27 +16.51 +16.82
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) -4.66 +0.58 +8.99 +29.96 +15.90 +16.80 +16.51
S&P Industrials (XLI) -6.08 -4.14 +0.01 +28.84 +9.72 +13.00 +15.13
S&P Materials (XLB) -7.18 -3.46 +1.27 +26.56 +13.28 +12.87 +12.74
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -6.77 +0.27 +13.27 +29.75 +14.40 +9.95 +12.34
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -6.27 -0.89 +9.65 +35.80 +19.24 +10.80 +12.11
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -4.13 -1.00 +2.06 +10.27 +11.50 +8.20 +11.76
S&P Utilities (XLU) -6.80 +1.03 +0.51 +10.15 +9.91 +8.82 +10.35
S&P Energy (XLE) +8.97 -2.09 +8.56 +82.19 -6.45 -1.42 +2.30
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 30 September 2021
ETF 2018 2019 2020 2021(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) -1.66 +49.86 +43.62 +15.57
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +1.59 +28.39 +29.63 +12.12
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +6.28 +20.45 +13.34 +13.04
S&P Financials (XLF) -13.04 +31.87 -1.68 +28.94
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) -4.56 +31.22 +18.37 +15.91
S&P Industrials (XLI) -13.24 +29.09 +10.96 +11.54
S&P Materials (XLB) -14.87 +24.13 +20.52 +10.70
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -2.37 +28.69 -2.11 +23.56
S&P Communication Services (XLC) - +31.05 +26.91 +19.34
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -8.07 +27.43 +10.15 +3.92
S&P Utilities (XLU) +3.92 +25.91 +0.57 +3.43
S&P Energy (XLE) -18.21 +11.73 -32.51 +42.03
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(*)YTD - 30 September 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: 30 September 2021
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +105.56 -17.34 +233.83 -17.36 +640.20 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +58.26 -21.41 +138.22 -21.41 +489.71 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +40.94 -12.59 +91.77 -12.59 +373.78 -13.21
S&P Financials (XLF) +45.32 -31.74 +114.66 -31.74 +373.27 -31.74
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) +55.70 -19.43 +117.40 -19.43 +360.94 -19.43
S&P Industrials (XLI) +32.08 -27.13 +84.26 -27.13 +309.04 -27.13
S&P Materials (XLB) +45.38 -26.16 +83.18 -26.16 +231.85 -26.16
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +49.73 -20.35 +60.69 -20.35 +220.06 -20.35
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +69.52 -17.70 +66.96 -21.67 +213.61 -21.67
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +38.61 -13.28 +48.31 -13.64 +204.11 -13.64
S&P Utilities (XLU) +32.77 -18.83 +52.63 -18.83 +167.80 -18.83
S&P Energy (XLE) -18.14 -57.68 -6.91 -58.15 +25.56 -63.93
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