Last Update: 31 December 2021

The best performing Sector in the last 10 years is S&P Information Technology, that granded a +23.07% annualized return.

The worst is S&P Energy, with a +1.34% 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 December 2021
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. Inflation is updated to Dec 2021. Current inflation (annualized) is 1Y: 7.12% , 3Y: 3.53% , 5Y: 2.92% , 10Y: 2.12%
ETF 1M 3M 6M 1Y 3Y(*) 5Y(*) 10Y(*) ▾
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +3.25 +16.66 +18.19 +34.83 +42.63 +30.82 +23.07
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +0.15 +14.10 +14.85 +27.93 +28.65 +21.58 +19.58
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +9.02 +11.10 +12.29 +25.59 +19.69 +17.28 +16.95
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) +4.63 +11.07 +11.71 +28.74 +25.99 +18.36 +16.45
S&P Financials (XLF) +3.37 +4.56 +7.43 +34.82 +20.46 +13.15 +16.15
S&P Industrials (XLI) +5.40 +8.56 +4.07 +21.09 +20.15 +13.28 +14.34
S&P Materials (XLB) +7.59 +15.13 +11.15 +27.45 +24.00 +15.02 +12.77
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +10.27 +17.56 +17.88 +45.26 +22.31 +14.61 +12.56
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +10.45 +12.78 +11.66 +17.20 +18.05 +11.31 +11.99
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +3.28 -2.83 -3.70 +15.96 +24.47 +8.69 +11.16
S&P Utilities (XLU) +9.69 +12.93 +14.09 +16.81 +13.94 +11.49 +10.82
S&P Energy (XLE) +3.00 +7.94 +5.68 +53.31 +4.95 -1.29 +1.34
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(*) annualized

For further information about the seasonality, check the Asset Class and Commodity Seasonality page.

S&P 500 Sector Yearly Returns

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S&P 500 SECTORS - YEARLY RETURNS (%)
Last Update: 31 December 2021
Cells with red background indicate returns lower than the US Inflation recorded in the same period. Inflation is updated to Dec 2021.
ETF 2021(*) 2020 2019 2018
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +34.83 +43.62 +49.86 -1.66
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +27.93 +29.63 +28.39 +1.59
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +25.59 +13.34 +20.45 +6.28
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) +28.74 +18.37 +31.22 -4.56
S&P Financials (XLF) +34.82 -1.68 +31.87 -13.04
S&P Industrials (XLI) +21.09 +10.96 +29.09 -13.24
S&P Materials (XLB) +27.45 +20.52 +24.13 -14.87
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +45.26 -2.11 +28.69 -2.37
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +17.20 +10.15 +27.43 -8.07
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +15.96 +26.91 +31.05 -
S&P Utilities (XLU) +16.81 +0.57 +25.91 +3.92
S&P Energy (XLE) +53.31 -32.51 +11.73 -18.21
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(*)YTD - 31 December 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: 31 December 2021
3Y
5Y
10Y
ETF Return DD Return DD Return DD
S&P Information Technology (XLK) +190.17 -15.24 +283.08 -17.36 +697.30 -17.36
S&P Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +112.93 -21.41 +165.69 -21.41 +497.65 -21.41
S&P Healthcare (XLV) +71.45 -12.59 +121.89 -12.59 +378.78 -13.21
US Large Cap Blend (SPY) +99.98 -19.43 +132.29 -19.43 +358.68 -19.43
S&P Financials (XLF) +74.81 -31.74 +85.46 -31.74 +346.70 -31.74
S&P Industrials (XLI) +73.44 -27.13 +86.54 -27.13 +281.90 -27.13
S&P Materials (XLB) +90.67 -26.16 +101.28 -26.16 +232.54 -26.16
S&P Real Estate (XLRE) +82.99 -20.35 +97.74 -20.35 +226.41 -20.35
S&P Consumer Staples (XLP) +64.50 -13.28 +70.85 -13.64 +210.30 -13.64
S&P Communication Services (XLC) +92.86 -17.70 +51.70 -21.67 +187.99 -21.67
S&P Utilities (XLU) +47.92 -18.83 +72.22 -18.83 +179.46 -18.83
S&P Energy (XLE) +15.61 -52.35 -6.29 -58.15 +14.23 -63.93
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