For Growth Investors, there were a few shocking days over the past months where the indexes went up but our portfolios went sideways or down. There's no worse feeling than having the market go up and have your portfolio go down.

The cause was sector rotations as investors moved into "discounted" stocks that were hit the worst during the market crash of 2020 and hopes were they would recover sharply. This chart is a visual history of the last several months and confirmation of the rotations occurrences.

I'm using Select Sector SPDR ETFs: XLK , XLY , XLV , XLC , XLB , XLP , XLRE , XLU , XLI , XLF , XLE . The base chart is a composite price index of all the ETFs listed. The other lines are % change comparison of each ETF starting just before the market made all-time highs and then turning downward.

Please post in the comments if you see other insights in the chart.

Here's hoping for a continued recovery and a safer world over the rest of 2020.


Interesting. Energy clearly led the way down prior to covid and oil crash in February/April. Is that a cyclical thing or random?
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Rmillz11 sweetham
@sweetham, remember at the same time there was an oil feud happening between Russia and Saudi Arabia
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wessexmario sweetham
@sweetham, yes, and if energy led the way down, will it lead the way up?
Very nice create chart, well done !
Can you also tell me where I can find the stocks behind each ETF sector. so I can compare them with my own sector lists.
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@appieh, Thanks! These ETF are managed at You can drill into each sector and download the list of underlying stocks as CSV/XLS
Thank you!
Small time frames?
drewby4321 monguilhot
@monguilhot, Not sure I understand your question, but the time frame is looking at the time just before the market crash, through to recovery. I wanted to see how investment was rotating through the sectors.
monguilhot drewby4321
@drewby4321, Sorry... wrong post, my mistake
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