Health Care Stocks: Left for Dead?

Meghan Shue |
Investment Management
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May 23, 2019—Four months into 2019 and the S&P 500 is up 17% (price return), making it the seventh best start to the year for the index since 1929. One sector is just barely eking out a positive return: health care. The return spread between health care and the best-performing sector—technology—over just the first four months of the year is a staggering 24%.

There are two main reasons why the health care sector appears to be on life support.

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