Health Care Was The Only Major Sector With Negative Returns Last Year

| January 5, 2017

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Over the last twelve month, the Health Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV) posted a total return of -2.76%. That final performance includes dividends and carries the stigma of being the only major S&P sector to finish the year in negative territory. To put things in perspective, energy stocks gained 28% in total return over the same time frame. XLV is the largest exchange-traded fund in the health care sector with $13.5 billion dedicated to a basket of 62 large-cap stocks. Top holdings include well-known names such as Johnson & Johnson Inc (JNJ), Pfizer Inc (PFE), and Merck & Co Inc (MRK). Companies focused on biotechnology research, pharmaceutical development, health care provider, and equipment services are all represented in XLV through a market-cap weighted asset allocation.

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