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

In the following video, Fool markets analyst Mike Klesta talks with contributor Dan Caplinger about three sectors that aren't keeping up with the rest of the market.


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

Fool contributor Dan Caplinger owns shares of Apple. Mike Klesta has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends and owns shares of Apple and Cirrus Logic. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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