S&P 500's weekly market breakdown, sector performance

The S&P 500 on Friday ended the week a solid 2.5% higher, with the index posting gains in three of its five sessions. The SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) rose along with the benchmark index, closing +2.6% for the week. The ETF is -16.82% YTD.

Eight of the 11 sectors in the S&P 500 ended in the green, with Consumer Discretionary the top gainer and Communication Services the top loser. See below a breakdown of their weekly performance as well as the performance of their accompanying SPDR Select Sector ETFs from Jul. 15 close to Jul. 22 close:

#1: Consumer Discretionary +6.79%, and the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLY) +6.84%.

#2: Materials +4.14%, and the Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) +4.19%.

#3: Industrials +4.11%, and the Industrial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLI) +4.16%.

#4: Information Technology +3.61%, and the Technology Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLK) +3.66%.

#5: Energy +3.54%, and the Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) +3.73%.

#6: Real Estate +3.01%, and the Real Estate Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLRE) +3.07%.

#7: Financials +2.90%, and the Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLF) +3.05%.

#8: Consumer Staples +0.40%, and the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLP) +0.36%.

#9: Health Care -0.34%, and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV) -0.28%.

#10: Utilities -0.46%, and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) -0.47%.

#11: Communication Services -1.16%, and the Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLC) +1.05%.

Below is a chart of the 11 sectors’ YTD performance and how they fared against the S&P 500. For investors looking into the future of what’s happening, take a look at the Seeking Alpha Catalyst Watch to see next week’s breakdown of actionable events that stand out.

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