Healthcare

Pills

The Healthcare sector has been one of the strongest sectors to date, and one of the last to top out. 2014 represents a Supercycle Wave V top. The Healthcare weighting in the S&P500 at 2013 year-end is 13.0%.

IYH 2000 - 2014
IBB 2001 - 2014

As you can see some of the stocks below have exhibited tremendous price appreciation in the past 5 years, especially Biotech stocks represented by IBB.

JNJ ($285bn), NVO ($117bn), AZN ($102bn), AMGN ($85bn), BIIB ($69bn), ALXN ($31bn)

JNJ 1970 -2014
NVO 1995 - 2014
AZN 1993 - 2014AMGN 1984 - 2014 BIIB 1991-2014
ALXN 1996 - 2014

Other pharma stocks have not done as well as the broader sector or the superstar biotech stocks. PFE ($203bn), MRK ($172bn), BMY ($82bn), LLY ($66bn)
PFE 1972 - 2014MRK 1970-2013
BMY 1977-2013

LLY 1982-2013