Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map as stocks finish year seeing red YTD. Stocks in heat map are based on the top 10 holdings of each sector ETF. Click on each picture to zoom in. Below is a summary of today’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:

US stocks post worst year in a decade as the S&P 500 falls more than 6% in 2018

Wall Street concluded a tumultuous 2018 on Monday as the major stock indexes posted their worst yearly performances since the financial crisis. After solid gains on Monday, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 6.2 percent and 5.6 percent, respectively, for 2018.

The S&P 500 (SPY) rose +0.85% today. All 11 sectors finished in the green as shown below in the sector graph. Consumer discretionary (XLY), healthcare (XLV) and industrials (XLI) led the market higher each gaining more than 1%. Communication services (XLC), consumer staples (XLP), energy (XLE), financials (XLF), materials (XLB), real estate (XLRE), technology (XLK) and utilities (XLU) each added less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index jumped +265 points (+1.15%) to close at 23,327. The Nasdaq climbed +50 points (+0.77%) to settle at 6,635.

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

All 3 majors averages posted gains on Monday but those same major averages turned in negative returns for the year, the worst yearly returns since the financial crisis. The S&P 500 returned -6.2% in 2018, the Dow -5.6% and the Nasdaq -3.9%. Stocks added gains on Monday after President Trump tweeted over the weekend that progress was being made towards a US China trade deal:

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots this morning regarding key market issues, sector breakdown and consecutive down years:

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Notable S&P 500 Movers…

I’ve highlighted below some notable S&P movers (both winners & losers).

Credit: Sector Graph provided by Sector SPDR app. Sector breakdown provided by Charles Schwab. Sector heat map provided by finviz. Information Credit: News Headlines and quotes were taken from CNBC in the writing of this post.

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12/31/18

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

S&P 500 (SPY)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Communication Services (XLC)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Energy (XLE)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Financials (XLF)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Real Estate (XLRE)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Healthcare (XLV)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Industrials (XLI)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Materials (XLB)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Technology (XLK)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

Utilities (XLU)

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Stocks Finish Year Seeing Red YTD

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