Last Update: 31 March 2020

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +15.17% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a -3.83% 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 March 2020
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) -8.57 -11.86 +0.65 +10.27 +16.37 +16.02 +15.17
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) -14.91 -21.42 -18.08 -12.56 +5.12 +6.95 +13.22
S&P Healthcare (XLV) -3.86 -12.59 -0.16 -1.10 +7.97 +5.89 +12.65
US Large Caps (SPY) -12.46 -19.43 -12.19 -6.86 +5.05 +6.66 +10.43
S&P Utilities (XLU) -9.95 -13.35 -12.84 -1.47 +6.07 +8.13 +10.41
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) -5.52 -13.00 -10.07 -0.21 +2.76 +5.02 +9.86
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) -15.07 -19.20 -19.72 -11.51 +2.80 +2.46 +8.93
S&P Industrials (XLI) -18.60 -26.98 -22.99 -19.55 -1.17 +3.29 +8.81
S&P Financials (XLF) -20.99 -31.75 -24.59 -17.03 -2.31 +3.26 +6.74
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -12.60 -17.28 -10.22 -4.49 -3.72 +1.05 +6.65
S&P Materials (XLB) -13.97 -26.15 -21.64 -16.92 -2.92 +0.48 +5.24
S&P Energy (XLE) -34.27 -50.44 -47.73 -52.34 -21.66 -14.48 -3.83
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(*) annualized

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 March 2020
ETF 2017 2018 2019 2020(*)
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +34.25 -1.66 +49.86 -11.86
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +22.82 +1.59 +28.39 -21.42
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +21.77 +6.28 +20.45 -12.59
US Large Caps (SPY) +21.70 -4.56 +31.22 -19.43
S&P Utilities (XLU) +12.03 +3.92 +25.91 -13.35
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +12.98 -8.07 +27.43 -13.00
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +10.69 -2.37 +28.69 -19.20
S&P Industrials (XLI) +23.97 -13.24 +29.09 -26.98
S&P Financials (XLF) +22.00 -13.04 +31.87 -31.75
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -5.50 -16.77 +31.05 -17.28
S&P Materials (XLB) +24.00 -14.87 +24.13 -26.15
S&P Energy (XLE) -0.90 -18.21 +11.73 -50.44
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(*)YTD - 31 March 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 March 2020
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +57.57 -17.36 +110.24 -17.36 +310.42 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +16.17 -21.41 +39.94 -21.41 +246.14 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +25.87 -12.59 +33.14 -13.21 +228.98 -13.21
US Large Caps (SPY) +15.94 -19.43 +38.06 -19.43 +169.66 -19.43
S&P Utilities (XLU) +19.35 -18.83 +47.84 -18.83 +169.15 -18.83
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +8.51 -13.64 +27.77 -13.64 +156.16 -13.64
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +8.65 -20.35 +12.90 -20.35 +135.29 -20.35
S&P Industrials (XLI) -3.48 -27.13 +17.58 -27.13 +132.57 -27.13
S&P Financials (XLF) -6.78 -31.74 +17.38 -31.74 +92.06 -31.74
S&P Communication Services (XLC) -10.74 -19.45 +5.38 -21.67 +90.31 -21.67
S&P Materials (XLB) -8.52 -26.16 +2.41 -26.16 +66.58 -27.37
S&P Energy (XLE) -51.92 -58.15 -54.26 -58.15 -32.32 -63.93
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