Best and Worst Sectors Since Lockdown

After a volatile year for stock markets, healthcare is out in front while real estate has lagged

James Gard 23 March, 2021 | 2:09PM
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A year after the UK first went into lockdown, the stock market looks to be in much better shape. Most sectors have now rebounded from the sharp lows seen in March 2020. Globally, this was the shortest bear market in history, with many stocks recovering quickly to pre-pandemic levels.

Growth was in favour for much of 2020, but the vaccine breakthrough at the end of the year gave a boost to more economically sensitive stocks such as banks and energy firms, as investors backed a strong recovery. While the FTSE 100 and FTSE AllShare are much higher than a year ago, we’ve used Morningstar data to reveal which UK sectors have performed and which ones have lagged.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

 

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