Investing in a specific Sector can be a good way to diversify or specialize your portfolio.

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

The best performing Sector in the last rolling 10 years is Consumer Discretionary, that granded a +17.7% annualized return.

The worst is Energy, with a +3.4% annualized return in the last 10 years.

Last Update: September 2019

Click on the Sector name to open details of the corresponding ETF.

Main Sectors Annualized Returns, for last 1,3,5,10 years.

ETF S&P 500 Sector 1Y Ann. 3Y Ann. 5Y Ann. 10Y Ann. ▾
XLY Consumer Discretionary +4.4% +16.3% +14.2% +17.7%
XLK Information Technology +8.5% +20.8% +17.0% +16.3%
XLV Healthcare -3.7% +9.4% +8.8% +14.1%
XLI Industrials +1.2% +12.2% +10.1% +13.7%
XLRE Real Estate +24.6% +10.2% +11.0% +13.4%
SPY S&P 500 +4.1% +13.3% +10.7% +13.1%
XLU Utilities +26.9% +13.4% +12.7% +12.3%
XLP Consumer Staples +17.1% +7.8% +9.2% +12.2%
XLF Financials +3.7% +15.3% +10.3% +10.6%
XLB Materials +2.7% +9.0% +5.4% +8.9%
XLC Communication Services +3.1% +0.5% +3.6% +8.4%
XLE Energy -19.0% -2.7% -5.4% +3.4%

Last Update: September 2019

Sectors Yearly Returns. Click on Years buttons to switch date range.

Years:
ETF S&P 500 Sector 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 (YTD)
2019
Last 10Y
Ann.
 ▾
XLY Consumer Discretionary +9.5% +9.9% +6.0% +22.8% +1.6% +23.2% +17.7%
XLK Information Technology +17.9% +5.5% +15.0% +34.3% -1.7% +31.2% +16.3%
XLV Healthcare +25.1% +6.8% -2.8% +21.8% +6.3% +5.5% +14.1%
XLI Industrials +10.4% -4.3% +20.0% +24.0% -13.2% +22.4% +13.7%
XLRE Real Estate +30.4% +2.4% +2.7% +10.7% -2.4% +29.5% +13.4%
SPY S&P 500 +13.5% +1.3% +12.0% +21.7% -4.6% +20.4% +13.1%
XLU Utilities +28.7% -4.9% +16.1% +12.0% +3.9% +25.2% +12.3%
XLP Consumer Staples +15.7% +6.9% +5.0% +13.0% -8.1% +23.3% +12.2%
XLF Financials +15.1% -1.7% +22.4% +22.0% -13.0% +19.4% +10.6%
XLB Materials +7.2% -8.7% +16.8% +24.0% -14.9% +17.0% +8.9%
XLC Communication Services +4.0% +2.7% +22.8% -5.5% -16.8% +20.7% +8.4%
XLE Energy -8.7% -21.5% +28.0% -0.9% -18.2% +5.9% +3.4%

Last Update: September 2019

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