XLE-Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (black line), up 114.08%, XLB-Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (blue line), up 113.06%, XLI-Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (red line), up 109.06%, XLY-Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (green line), up 106.10%. I charted the performance of each fund from the recent market bottom, March 2020, running to real-time. The results and returns by rank are as follows:
XLK-Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (pink line) up 104.21%. XLF-Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (purple line) up 102.34%. XLV-Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (orange line) up 61.41%. XLU-Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (brown line) up 50.98%. The laggard in the group, XLP-Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (gray line), is up 45.66%. The market, $SPX (green area), is up 85.11%.
Source thesouthern.com Bigger is not always better. The larger funds did not consistently outperform the smaller funds.These results represent a specific period. Different dates will result in different outcomes.Past performance does not dictate future returns.Six sector funds outperformed the returns of the S&P 500 ($SPX).Three sector funds underperformed the returns of the S&P 500 ($SPX).The leader of this group, XLE, outperformed $SPX by 28%.The laggard of this group, XLP, underperformed $SPX by 39%.
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