The Big Gap Between S&P 500 Sectors
Otavio Costa shows the difference between the growth of the various industries that make up the S&P 500. If we take February 1, 2020 as a starting point, it turns out that, in general, many sectors moved parallel to each other at about the same level.
However, the gap between companies in several sectors is only widening. The undisputed leader is the tech sector, which companies outperformed other companies by a huge margin. The outsider is the energy sector, where companies are below the February levels, despite the growth of other sectors.
In general, this may indicate that the US economy is still far from being recovered if the demand for energy resources is still low, and such a dominance of one sector has emerged on the market.
Pain of Energy Sector and S&P 500 Divergence
Earlier, analysts have said that the energy sector is not able to return to the pre-crisis growth trajectory yet, the impact of the decline in oil demand turned out to be too significant. In addition, the demand for renewable energy was recovering at a much faster rate than the traditional power sources.
At the same time, a serious divergence occurred in the S&P 500. Only the top 5 companies are up by 42% since winter, pushing the entire index up. Not surprisingly, these 5 companies belong to the tech sector. The average decrease in capitalization of the remaining 495 companies is 2%.