A Page Dedeciated To The Best Performing Sectors

Breaking it down

We rank each sector from 1 to 12 on their performance from the start of 2020 (Jan 1). This is updated on the 1st of every month and is designed to give investors an idea of which sectors are performing the best for 2020.

Simply put, a market sector is used to describe a part of the economy. It encompasses like companies under one banner. For instance a hospital and an aged care home would be considered under the “Health Care” sector.

The sectors are being ranked based off sector index funds. Such as the consumer staples index and utility index that track the price movements of companies in those sectors. We then follow their price and list results accordingly.

We believe there is currently a huge gap between professional and everyday investors. Where professional investors have access to insights and information that normal investors do not.  We’re here to bridge that gap by providing analysis that is accessible and easy to understand.

1. CRYPTO20
Index

Date 01/01/2020
Price $.39
Date 04/10/2020
Price $.61
62 %
Sector Percentage Change

This unique sector has  had a 3.39% increase since last month and still holds the top spot as the best performing sector when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

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2. Information Technology Index (SPLRCT)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $1621.68
Date 04/10/2020
Price $2021.52
14.51 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -2.57% decline since last month which has caused the sector to hold steady in 2nd place when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

A very interesting sector to say the least. Here we saw massive losses during the peak of the market slump only to see record highs in many companies only a month later. Huge standouts from the likes of Square, Apple and Microsoft. With a few interesting cases like blackberry (yes that blackberry) thrown in the mix.

3. Consumer Discretionary Index (SPLRCD)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $990.5
Date 04/10/2020
Price $1213.14
12.01 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -.58% decline since last month which was a small decrease and was enough to keep the sector  steady in 3rd place when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

Consumer discretionary is all things “consumers” use. So people like us. Clothes, hotels, restaurants, sunglasses and other things of a similar nature. Companies like Nike, Starbucks and Mc’donalds fit in this space very nicely.  Even the now famous Carnival Corp who have a lot of cruise lines that had cases of a certain epidemic origin.

4. Telecommunication Services Index (SPLRCL)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $183.01
Date 04/10/2020
Price $194.22
2.8 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -5.07% decrease since last month keeping in 4th in the sector ranking’s  when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The telecommunications sector has for the most part been a fairly stable sector. With people around the world relying on their services and infrastructure. it’s not hard to see why sector is considered so valuable to modern life. However with stiffening competition we might start to see some interesting changes in the near future. 8.

5. Materials Index (SPLRCM)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $383.66
Date 04/10/2020
Price $397.67
2.34 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -1.77% decrease since last month keeping the sector in 5th in the sector ranking’s when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

When you think of materials thinks of the stuff needed to make other stuff. So we’re talking Iron, gold, copper, trees and the companies that extract those resources. Material needed is huge worldwide especially in emerging countries that have rapidly demanding raw materials, building frantically such is the case with the Chinese government. However we have seen a jump back to pre-covid sector prices and economies start opening up to the rest of the world again.5.52

6. Health Care Index (SPXHC)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $1180.33
Date 04/10/2020
Price $1214.11
4.34 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -1.26% fall since last month which has still kept the sector in 6th, when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

This Index represents all the Health Care companies within the S&P 500 and groups them together to make their own index. The S&P 500 index represents the top 500 US companies. This is how we can track movements within specific sectors. Some examples of companies in this sector are Biogen and Pfizer. 

 

7. Consumer Staples Index (SPLRCS)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $674.27
Date 04/10/2020
Price $658.48
-4.8 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -1.82% decline since last month which has caused the sector to hold steady in 7th place when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The consumer Staples Index has fallen the lowest out all the declining sectors since the beginning of the year. This sector is made of of companies like Walmart Coco Cola and Tyson Foods. This sector has had a strong demand from extreme levels of Panic Shopping as fears regarding Covid 19 increase. This has helped put this sector in fairly good shape. However with stay at home restrictions in place it means bars and restaurants are closed which hurts this sector. However these essential products have strong demand behind them and this sector is in a great position to get through the current Pandemic. 

8. Utilities Index (SPLRCU)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $324.18
Date 04/10/2020
Price $308.41
-7 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a 2.88% increase since last month which has caused the sector to jump in the ranking’s from 10th to 8th, when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The Utility index has fallen 7.52% since the start of the year which isn’t as large of a fall as some of the other companies below. This may be due to the fact that consumption of household Utilities such as electricity water and gas would be increasing due to the increased number of people forced to stay at home. However this does not compare to the larger amount consumed by business and factories which has fallen very sharply as a result of the virus. Although COVID 19 has had an impact on this sector it is fairly insulated to the effects of COVID 19 and most companies are able to retain a steady income. 

 

9. Real Estate Index (SPLRCREC)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $239.06
Date 04/10/2020
Price $224.64
-9 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -.63% decline since last month which has caused the sector to fall in the ranking’s from 8th to 9th, when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The Real estate sector has not been immune from the effects of COVID 19 falling 6.78% since the beginning of the year. This could be due to rising unemployment with more and more people are unable to meet their mortgage repayments which forces them to sell. This only puts downward pressure on the housing market. In addition the level of optimism among buyer’s has decreased which reduces the demand in the property market, leading to a fall in the sector. 

 

10. Industrials Index (SPLRCI)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $699.23
Date 04/10/2020
Price $655.83
-13 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -.004% rise since last month which has caused the sector to fall in the ranking’s from 8th to 10th, when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The industrial’s sector is a large sector with a variety of differing companies like Delta Airlines and Caterpillar. Airlines have taken a significant hit this year with travel almost completely stopped due the the Pandemic as counties world wide place travel restrictions. This lack of demand also negatively affects transportation companies like Uber in this sector.

11. Financials Index (SPSY)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $510.52
Date 04/10/2020
Price $404.21
-21 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -3.63% decline since last month which has kept this sector in 11th when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The Financial sector has been hit hard as a result of the pandemic falling 21.95% since the start of the year. What started as a health Crisis quickly developed into a financial crisis with almost all nations world wide in a recession. There is no surprise that the final sector was hit hard as equity markets fell steeply and as unemployment rose so did the defaults on loans. 

12. Energy Index (SPNY)

Date 01/01/2020
Price $458.77
Date 04/10/2020
Price $222.55
-39.02 %
Sector Percentage Change

This sector has had a -14.56% decline since last month which has firmly put  this sector in last place when ranked for sectors total performance since the start of the year. 

The Energy sector is currently the worst performing sector with a decline of -39.02% since the start of the year. This can be attributed to the affect of COVID 19 on oil demand with a significant reduction in travel due to stay at home orders world wide. OPEC has decided to continue to cut production but you have to question would this be enough to meet the steep fall in demand.

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