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Core Sector List

As ShadowTrader uses the S&P500 almost exclusively as the main benchmark to gauge bias and direction in all timeframes, it’s important to know what sectors make up the S&P and how much weight they have. To that end, our Core Sector List is the 11 sectors that make up the S&P500. We track them using the ETF’s listed below. You’ll note that all sectors have a weighting percentage as well. This is important as the top 5 sectors make up almost 75% of the S&P.

Information Technology XLK – 28.2%
Healthcare XLV – 14.2%
Consumer Discretionary XLY – 11.6%
Communication Services XLC – 10.8%
Financials XLF – 9.7%
Industrials XLI – 8.3%
Consumer Staples XLP – 7.0%
Utilities XLU – 3.0%
Real Estate XLRE – 2.6%
Materials XLB – 2.6%
Energy XLE – 2.1%