S&P 500 Sector Total Returns 2007 To 2019: Chart

The following chart shows the sector returns for the S&P 500 from 2007 to 2019. This is the last chart in the series published by Novel Investor. Earlier I posted return charts for International Developed Markets and Emerging Markets.

Note: Click S&P 500 Sector Performance by Year From 2007 To 2021 for the latest chart.

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Note: Returns shown above are Total Returns (i.e. returns including dividends reinvested)

Source: Novel Investor

In 2019, the best performer was the IT sector with an astonishing growth of over 50%. The energy sector had the worst return even as oil prices stabilized and increased.

Diversification is the simplest and easiest way to reduce risk and increase a portfolio’s return. The above colorful chart vividly illustrates the point.

In addition, the chart also shows that not one sector is the consistent winner year after year.

Related ETFs:

  • SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)
  • S&P MidCap 400 SPDR ETF (MDY)
  • SPDR Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY)
  • SPDR Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLP)
  • SPDR Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLE)
  • SPDR Financials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF)

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