Sector Winners and Losers week ending 8/27

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A mix of growth and cyclical sectors topped the list this week. Defensive s all sectors declined for the week after topping the sector list last week.

Energy ( XLE ) held the lead among sectors for the entire week, despite a pullback on Thursday. The sector completely recovered from last week’s decline and marked a higher high this week.

All of the cyclical and growth sectors had solid gains, with Financials ( XLF ) ending the week in second place. Technology ( XLK ) trailed the other gaining sectors, underperforming the overall S&P 500 but still finished with a +1.45% gain.

Utilities ( XLU ) was the worst-performing sector for the week as investors rotated out of defensive positions and back into bullish cyclical and growth positions.


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