Here’s how each sector in Australia’s ASX 200 has performed so far in 2015.
The broader index has fallen 3.92%, although this masks a considerable divergence in performance from its internal components.
Utilities have been the standout performer, adding 15.6%, with healthcare, consumer discretionary and REITS coming in second, third and fourth respectively at 11.1%, 10.4% and 9.7% respectively.
Financials, the largest weighting in the index, is currently down 2.4% year to date.
Following steep declines in commodity prices in 2015, energy and materials are the two worst performing sectors, losing 33.3% and 19.9% respectively.
While it does not feature on the chart, the All Ordinaries gold index has risen 29.2%, outpacing gains across all other sectors.
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