Halfway through this quarter's earnings season, it's time to take stock on the performance of the stock market. The S&P 500 is up 12% year to date, but which sectors are leading the charge?

In the following video, Fool markets analyst Mike Klesta talks with contributor Dan Caplinger about three sectors that have started strong.


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The article The 3 Best Sectors of the S&P 500 originally appeared on Fool.com.

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