XLV: History Will Repeat Itself

Aug. 11, 2022 7:35 AM ETHealth Care Select Sector SPDR (XLV)2 Comments
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  • There are similarities between the market collapses of 2000 and 2022.
  • Healthcare outperformed the S&P 500 then and is outperforming now as well.
  • XLV is a best-of-breed healthcare ETF, giving you exposure to quality names till the end of the recession and beyond.

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Over the past few months, there has been a shift in market sentiment. Investors have moved away from aggressively delivering alpha through risky assets to finding investments that will help them lay low for the next few quarters as they

XLV returns vs inflation rate

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XLV returns vs inflation rate May 2000 - Jun 2022

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XLV returns vs S&P 500 2000-2002

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XLV returns vs S&P 500 2022

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