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Stock Sectors' Relative Strength Charts

As Compared to the S&P 500

Graphs current as of 9/15/17

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 Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June July Aug Sept Sector Average
Overall graph of strength (cyclicals) versus weakness (staples)
Cyclical Automobiles -4.1% -0.3% 7.1% 6.7% -3.9% 6.7% 1.0% 0.9% -3.8% 0.1% 5.8% 4.9% -0.37%
Cyclical Aerospace 6.8% 6.8% -4.8% -0.4% 1.9% -1.0% 3.0% 2.3% 2.6% 5.2% 2.4% -0.2%
Cyclical Machines 8.2% 7.3% -4.1% -0.1% -1.2% 0.0% 3.6% 0.7% 1.6% -0.6% 1.4% 2.9%
Cyclical Building -3.0% -2.1% 0.7% 3.6% 4.5% 4.0% -1.1% 0.0% 6.3% 0.4% -1.2% -0.4%
Cyclical Leisure 6.6% -3.1% -1.6% 4.1% -3.3% 6.6% 5.9% 2.2% -2.9% 4.6% -0.8% -0.7%
Cyclical Basic Materials 4.6% 19.2% -2.3% 2.7% -2.7% -6.3% -5.9% -6.5% 0.6% 1.8% 4.7% -5.2%
Cyclical Energy -2.4% 0.4% -0.9% -3.9% -5.2% -3.2% -3.5% -1.2% -0.9% -1.6% -5.2% 3.0%
Cyclical Media 3.7% 2.4% 1.0% 1.4% -2.7% 3.0% -4.6% -6.5% -1.0% -2.3% -5.7% -4.0%
Cyclical Real Estate 4.3% -3.3% 1.4% -2.1% -0.3% 1.8% -0.9% -2.1% 1.6% -1.9% 0.5% -0.5%
Cyclical Retailing -0.7% 2.9% -3.9% -1.7% -0.8% 0.0% 3.9% 1.1% -5.8% -1.1% -0.1% 2.1%
Cyclical Transportation 2.3% 10.1% -2.6% 1.6% -0.5% -3.2% 0.9% 2.9% 11.9% -7.1% 2.4% 2.1%
Finance Banks 8.2% 12.5% 0.0% 1.9% 2.6% -6.4% -1.7% -6.4% 8.2% -1.0% -2.2% 0.1% 0.00%
Finance Diversified Financials 2.5% 7.0% 0.6% 0.4% -0.9% -3.0% -1.0% -3.1% 6.2% 0.1% -2.0% 0.1%
Finance Insurance 2.8% 3.9% -0.5% -0.2% 0.1% -0.9% 1.0% 2.2% 3.9% 1.9% -3.8% -0.2%
Staple Cmmcl Svcs & Supplies -0.9% 0.5% -1.1% 2.2% 2.8% -1.8% -2.0% -1.8% 0.1% -0.7% -1.0% 0.4% 0.20%
Staple Consumer -2.9% -6.6% -1.6% 2.0% 1.3% 2.6% -2.2% 1.1% -1.3% -1.8% -0.1% -0.9%
Staple Apparel -3.8% 3.0% -8.7% -12.1% -5.1% 4.9% -1.3% 0.8% 4.1% -2.5% 0.3% -1.2%
Staple Food & Beverage 3.3% -8.4% 2.5% -2.7% -1.8% 1.5% -1.8% 0.1% -4.1% -1.4% -3.0% 0.0%
Staple Alcohol & Tobacco 0.0% -11.5% 0.7% 1.0% 2.3% 1.8% 3.4% 5.0% -5.8% -2.2% 0.5% -0.4%
Staple Health Care -4.6% -0.2% -1.0% -0.7% 1.7% -1.4% 0.1% -1.4% 4.8% -2.7% 0.6% 1.7%
Staple Agriculture 5.9% -5.7% -0.4% 0.7% -1.5% -1.0% -4.5% -0.2% -0.4% 0.7% -4.0% 0.9%
Staple Chemical 2.3% 2.7% -3.0% 2.6% -2.1% -0.2% -0.9% -0.5% 1.6% -0.4% 0.1% 1.7%
Staple Utilities 3.2% -7.7% 2.1% -2.3% 0.0% 1.8% -2.0% 2.5% -4.9% 2.4% 1.4% -0.4%
Technology Pharma & Biotechnology -0.3% -4.8% 0.6% 4.2% 2.9% -1.7% -2.0% -5.5% 6.4% -1.0% 2.4% 1.5% -0.37%
Technology Semiconductors 0.0% -0.8% 2.1% 5.8% -5.2% 6.1% -0.6% 9.7% -2.7% 8.3% 3.0% 2.9%
Technology Software & Services 0.0% -11.3% 1.0% 7.0% -6.4% 5.3% 4.0% 10.2% 0.4% 2.0% 4.4% -1.8%
Technology Technology Hardware -2.7% 0.2% -0.7% 6.2% 4.0% 1.2% 1.4% -0.2% -4.9% 1.6% 2.0% -1.9%
Technology Electronics 0.9% 0.9% 1.7% 0.1% 6.0% -1.7% 1.8% 2.4% 2.4% 0.6% -0.5% 0.8%
Technology Internet 1.4% -8.9% 3.7% 1.9% -1.7% 0.8% 5.8% 2.3% -3.7% 5.3% 1.0% -0.7%
Technology Telecommunication Services -6.8% 1.6% 0.5% -2.5% -5.4% 0.2% -3.0% 0.6% -6.5% 0.4% -3.5% -4.4%