The table below lists the historical annual performance of the U.S. stock market by sector. The performance is the annual equally weighted total return of the 500 largest public companies (at a given year) by GICS sector. In 2019, the best performing sector was Information Technology that provided total return of 40.63%. The worst performing sector was Energy with a total return of 13.84%.
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Annual Sector Performance (Equal Weight, U.S. Large Cap)
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