Updated: The Effect of Coronavirus on Key Market Sectors

This article was originally written by Jill Mislinski. Starting in January 2023, AP Charts pages will be maintained by Jennifer Nash at Advisor Perspectives/VettaFi.

As a result of the COVID-19 virus and its effects on the market, here's a short analysis of major ETF market sectors and the S&P 500 since February 21. We rounded up 8 ETFs representing different sectors and graphed the change in price since February 21. Three sectors proved to do better than the S&P 500 - consumer staples, healthcare, and technology, unsurprisingly. Scroll past the chart for an explanation of each ETF.

SPX - S&P 500

XLP - Consumer staples - Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR Fund

VHT - Healthcare - Vanguard Healthcare Index Fund

FTEC - Technology - Fidelity MSCI Information Technology Index ETF

XRT - Retail - SPDR S&P Retail ETF

JETS - Airlines - U.S. Global Jets ETF

VDE - Energy - Vanguard Energy Index Fund ETF

INN - Hotels - Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. REIT

PEJ - Leisure/Entertainment - Invesco Dynamic Leisure and Entertainment ETF

Read more updates by Jen Nash