Equities: Will Last Year’s Near Perfect Sector Rotation Continue in 2023?

By Erik Norland, CME Group

Equity markets reversed direction in two distinct ways in 2022.  First, and most obviously, major indices such as the S&P 500®, Russell 2000, Dow and Nasdaq 100 fell after rising sharply in 2020 and 2021.  Secondly, and not as apparent, was a near perfect sector performance reversal.  The sectors that had performed well in 2020 and 2021 declined, whereas sectors that had performed poorly in 2020 and 2021 generally rebounded (Figure 1).

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