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Stock Sectors' Relative Strength Charts

As Compared to the S&P 500

Graphs current as of 2/9/18

Relative strength means that each of these sectors is divided by the S&P 500. In other words, the close of each day of the sector chart is divided by the daily close of the S&P 500

Sector Group Sector Contents Sector March April May June July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Sector Average
Overall graph of strength (cyclicals) versus weakness (staples)
Cyclical Automobiles 6.7% 1.0% 0.9% -3.8% 0.1% 5.8% 4.9% -6.8% -2.9% 1.8% -0.4% -2.2% -0.23%
Cyclical Aerospace 1.9% -1.0% 3.0% 2.3% 2.6% 5.2% 2.4% -1.8% -0.1% 1.4% 8.5% 2.8%
Cyclical Machines -1.2% 0.0% 3.6% 0.7% 1.6% -0.6% 1.4% 2.9% 1.6% 0.0% -1.8% -1.7%
Cyclical Building 4.0% -1.1% 0.0% 6.3% 0.4% -1.2% -0.4% 2.0% 5.2% -1.3% -5.9% 0.4%
Cyclical Leisure/A> 6.6% 5.9% 2.2% -2.9% 4.6% -0.8% -0.7% -0.4% -1.0% -0.8% 7.1% -1.1%
Cyclical Basic Materials -6.3% -5.9% -6.5% 0.6% 1.8% 4.7% -5.2% -1.8% -2.2% 8.8% -3.1% 0.1%
Cyclical Energy -3.2% -3.5% -1.2% -0.9% -1.6% -5.2% 3.0% -0.1% -1.0% 3.8% -0.9% -4.6%
Cyclical Media 3.0% -4.6% -6.5% -1.0% -2.3% -5.7% -4.0% -8.0% 0.3% 2.1% -1.5% 1.7%
Cyclical Real Estate 1.8% -0.9% -2.1% 1.6% -1.9% 0.5% -0.5% -5.7% -5.4% -3.2% -6.9% 1.9%
Cyclical Retailing 3.9% 1.1% -5.8% -1.1% -0.1% 2.1% -1.8% 5.0% 1.7% 1.8% 0.5% 1.9%
Cyclical Transportation -3.2% 0.9% 2.9% 11.9% -7.1% 2.4% 2.1% -2.9% 2.5% 3.8% 5.2% -0.8%
Finance Banks -6.4% -1.7% -6.4% 8.2% -1.0% -2.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.2% 1.8% 4.9% -0.7% -0.27%
Finance Diversified Financials -3.0% -1.0% -3.1% 6.2% 0.1% -2.0% 0.1% -0.7% 1.5% 1.0% 2.7% -0.4%
Finance Insurance -0.9% 1.0% 2.2% 3.9% 1.9% -3.8% -0.2% -0.6% 0.2% -3.3% -1.4% 0.3%
Staple Cmmcl Svcs & Supplies -1.8% -2.0% -1.8% 0.1% -0.7% -1.0% 0.4% 0.0% -0.9% -1.2% 1.2% 1.6% 2.36%
Staple Consumer 2.6% -2.2% 1.1% -1.3% -1.8% -0.1% -0.9% -5.7% 0.5% -0.2% -5.5% 1.6%
Staple Apparel 4.9% -1.3% 0.8% 4.1% -2.5% 0.3% -1.2% 0.9% 3.8% 4.9% 1.6% 6.7%
Staple Food & Beverage 1.5% -1.8% 0.1% -4.1% -1.4% -3.0% 0.0% -3.0% 2.3% 0.3% -2.2% 0.3%
Staple Alcohol & Tobacco 1.8% 3.4% 5.0% -5.8% -2.2% 0.5% -0.4% 0.5% -2.7% 0.1% -5.2% 0.8%
Staple Health Care -1.4% 0.1% -1.4% 4.8% -2.7% 0.6% 1.7% -5.5% 0.5% -0.3% 0.4% 0.3%
Staple Agriculture -1.0% -4.5% -0.2% -0.4% 0.7% -4.0% 0.9% -0.7% 0.1% 0.5% 2.4% 2.9%
Staple Chemical -0.2% -0.9% -0.5% 1.6% -0.4% 0.1% 1.7% 2.9% -1.2% -0.8% -3.3% 2.4%
Staple Utilities 1.8% -2.0% 2.5% -4.9% 2.4% 1.4% -0.4% 2.4% -0.2% -7.3% -8.0% 4.6%
Technology Pharma & Biotechnology -1.7% -2.0% -5.5% 6.4% -1.0% 2.4% 1.5% -13.9% -1.2% -0.8% -2.6% 1.5% -0.27%
Technology Semiconductors 6.1% -0.6% 9.7% -2.7% 8.3% 3.0% 2.9% 9.7% -5.5% -1.7% 5.2% -1.7%
Technology Software & Services 5.3% 4.0% 10.2% 0.4% 2.0% 4.4% -1.8% 0.3% -4.0% -0.8% 5.9% 1.4%
Technology Technology Hardware 1.2% 1.4% -0.2% -4.9% 1.6% 2.0% -1.9% 1.8% 3.6% 0.4% 0.2% -1.1%
Technology Electronics -1.7% 1.8% 2.4% 2.4% 0.6% -0.5% 0.8% 5.4% -0.2% -2.0% 0.0% -1.1%
Technology Internet 0.8% 5.8% 2.3% -3.7% 5.3% 1.0% -0.7% 3.6% -4.6% 2.9% 2.4% -3.4%
Technology Telecommunication Services 0.2% -3.0% 0.6% -6.5% 0.4% -3.5% -4.4% -10.3% 0.7% 3.6% -3.5% -0.9%