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Best And Worst Performing Midcap Stocks In Q1 2021

Apr. 06, 2021 2:07 PM ETSPDR® S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF Trust (MDY)FL, KSS, PII, QDEL, RAMP, RUN, SEDG, SPY, THO, URBN, WSM
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Summary

  • This article recounts the best- and worst-performing S&P MidCap 400 stocks in the first quarter of 2021.
  • By examining the tails of the return distribution, we can gain improved insight into different portfolio return drivers.
  • Consumer discretionary stocks drove the gains and information technology and healthcare stocks were among the laggards in a reversal of the 2020 themes as the reflationary trade gains steam.

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In the first quarter of 2021, the S&P MidCap 400 (NYSEARCA:MDY) more than doubled the return of the large cap S&P 500 (SPY), producing a 13.5% return versus a 6.2% quarterly return

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