The sector PerfChart shows year-to-date performance for the nine sector SPDRs and SPY. Three sectors are up, six are down and SPY is down fractionally. The HealthCare SPDR (XLV) was the second best performing sector in 2014 and it is the best performing sector so far this year. The Energy SPDR (XLE) was the worst performing sector in 2014 and is off to a bad start in 2015. Also notice that the Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) and Finance SPDR (XLF) are off to bad starts because they are both down more than SPY.