The Financial Sector contains companies involved in activities such as banking, mortgage finance, consumer finance, specialized finance, investment banking and brokerage, asset management and custody, corporate lending, insurance, financial investment, real estate investment trusts (REITs), as well as companies engaged in real estate management & development.
|Last % Change||Market Cap||Market Weight||Weighting Recommendations|
|S&P Capital IQ||Ned Davis Research (PDF)|
Sector Commentary from Standard & Poor's
S&P Capital IQ recommends overweighting the S&P 500 Financials sector. Year to
date through January 24, the S&P Financials Index, which represented 16.1% of
the S&P 500 Index, declined 3.5%, versus a 3.1% decrease for the S&P 500
Index. In 2013, this sector index rose 33.2%, versus a 29.6% gain for the 500. There are 20 sub-industry indices in the sector, with Other Diversified
Financial Services being the largest at 20.7% of the sector's market value.
|Sector Performance Against Benchmarks|
|Sector or Benchmark||1 Day||5 Days||1 Month||3 Month||YTD||1 Year||3 Year||5 Year|
|S&P 500 ® Index||-0.05%||1.70%||4.46%||3.80%||1.56%||21.02%||42.21%||177.47%|
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