Below is a look at the year-to-date performance of the 24 S&P 500 Industry Groups.  As shown, Semis are up the most with a gain of 17.2%, followed by Telecom (15.2%), Energy (14.3%), Commercial & Professional Services (14.3%) and then Utilities (13.3%).  Autos are down the most at -6.3%, while Biotech, Consumer Services and Banks are all down as well.

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Below is a table highlighting not only 2016 performance, but also performance throughout the entire bull market (since 3/9/09).  We also provide a scatter plot of the two performance numbers in the second chart below.  The scatter plot shows that while not perfectly correlated, a lot of the groups that have been laggards throughout the entire bull market have been big winners in 2016, while the biggest winners of the bull market are in the middle of the pack this year.




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