We use cookies to improve your experience and optimize user-friendliness. Read our cookie policy for more information on the cookies we use and how to delete or block them. To continue browsing our site, please click accept.

Sector Distribution of Major Stock Indexes

Partners' Network Blog

This table shows the sectors represented in each of the three major exchange-traded funds – SPY, DIA, and QQQ.  These funds track the three major indexes – The S&P 500 Index, The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the NASDAQ 100.  Also shown is the sector distribution if equal amounts were invested in the three indexes.

These amounts are as of the market close on May 3, 2019.

Index S&P 500 DJIA NASDAQ Equal Investments in Each Index
Ticker Symbol: SPY DIA QQQ
Information Technology 21.69% 19.11% 44.82% 28.54%
Healthcare 13.77% 12.74% 7.70% 11.40%
Financials 13.24% 14.94% .28% 9.49%
Consumer Discretionary 10.29% 12.40% 16.72% 13.14%
Communication Services 10.29% 4.93% 21.88% 12.37%
Industrials 9.50% 21.53% 2.44% 11.16%
Consumer Staples 7.18% 7.97% 5.77% 6.97%
Energy 5.02% 4.99% 3.34%
Utilities 3.20% .34% 1.18%
Real Estate 2.98% .99%
Materials 2.63% 1.36% 1.33%
Total 99.79% 99.98% 99.95% 99.91%

Each index has a different purpose, composition, and method of calculation but the combined indexes with equal investments present a pretty good representation of these stock indexes.  However, I do not believe the table reflects the entire economy since real estate and commodities do not appear to be adequately represented; and these indexes only cover large-cap companies.  Further, there are separate indexes for each asset sector and mid and small cap companies.

Enjoy this table.  I found the information interesting and hope you do too.

Read More of the Partners’ Network Blog
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me at emendlowitz@withum.com or by filling out the form below.

How Can We Help?

Previous Post
Next Post
Article Sidebar Logo Stay Informed with Partners' Network Subscribe


Article Image
More on How to Invest for Fixed Income

After I posted the blog about the false benchmarks used for bonds I received a few calls asking what to do. I have two responses to this...

Sep 18, 2019
Article Image
Benjamin Franklin's Fake News

I just realized the year is two-thirds over and I still haven’t done some of my 2019 New Year’s resolutions. I did a lot this year and am proud of it so I am not beating myself up too much, but I need to work out a way to get all of what I ought to do, done.

Sep 2, 2019

Get news updates and event information from Withum