The Opportunity in Healthcare Stocks

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Healthcare stocks have been laggards on the back of cost pressures and punitive regulations. But the long-term trends are extremely favorable, making the sector a compelling opportunity.


Healthcare stocks have performed largely in line with the S&P 500 index over the last 10 years. The next figure shows the performance of XLV, the healthcare SPDR exchange traded fund (ETF) and the S&P 500 index since 2013, with both indexes normalized to start at 100.

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