The S&P 500 on Friday recorded its fourth straight weekly gain, after ending 3.26% higher for the week. It recorded losses in four of the five sessions. The SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) firmed 3.30% for the week alongside the benchmark index. The ETF is -10.08% YTD.
All 11 sectors in the S&P 500 closed in the green for the week, with Energy the top gainer and Consumer Staples the top loser. See below a breakdown of their weekly performance as well as the performance of their accompanying SPDR Select Sector ETFs from Aug. 5 close to Aug. 12 close:
#1: Energy +9.32%, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) +7.38%.
#2: Materials +6.42%, and the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) +5.20%.
#3: Financials +6.28%, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) +5.55%.
#4: Real Estate +5.27%, and the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLRE) +4.16%.
#5: Industrials +4.69%, and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) +3.87%.
#6: Communication Services +3.57%, and the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) +4.33%.
#7: Consumer Discretionary +2.91%, and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) +3.41%.
#8: Utilities +2.84%, and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) +3.35%.
#9: Information Technology +2.20%, and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) +2.44%.
#10: Health Care +1.61%, and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) +1.65%.
#11: Consumer Staples +1.56%, and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) +1.17%.
Below is a chart of the 11 sectors’ YTD performance and how they fared against the S&P 500. For investors looking into the future of what’s happening, take a look at the Seeking Alpha Catalyst Watch to see next week’s breakdown of actionable events that stand out.