These are the best-performing S&P 500 and -2-

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Here are the top 20 performers among the Nasdaq-100 in 2021:

Company                      Ticker  Industry                         Total Return -- 2021 
Lucid Group Inc.              LCID   Motor Vehicles                                  280% 
Moderna Inc.                  MRNA   Biotechnology                                   143% 
Fortinet Inc.                 FTNT   Computer Communications                         142% 
Nvidia Corp.                  NVDA   Semiconductors                                  125% 
Marvell Technology Inc.       MRVL   Semiconductors                                   85% 
Applied Materials Inc.        AMAT   Industrial Machinery                             84% 
Datadog Inc Class A           DDOG   Software                                         81% 
Intuit Inc.                   INTU   Software                                         70% 
KLA Corp.                     KLAC   Semiconductors                                   68% 
Alphabet Inc. Class A        GOOGL   Internet Software, Services                      65% 
Atlassian Corp. PLC Class A   TEAM   Software                                         63% 
Zscaler Inc.                   ZS    Software                                         61% 
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.   AMD    Semiconductors                                   57% 
Palo Alto Networks Inc.       PANW   Computer Communications                          57% 
Broadcom Inc.                 AVGO   Semiconductors                                   56% 
O'Reilly Automotive Inc.      ORLY   Specialty Stores                                 56% 
Lam Research Corp.            LRCX   Electronic Production Equipment                  54% 
Microsoft Corp.               MSFT   Software                                         52% 
Costco Wholesale Corp.        COST   Department Stores                                52% 
Paychex Inc.                  PAYX   Data Processing Services                         50% 
                                                                          Source: FactSet 

The Dow 30

The Dow Jones Industrial Average brought up the rear in the chart at the top of this article. Home Depot Inc. (HD) took the top stop in the Dow, with a 59.5% return for 2021, while Walt Disney Co. (DIS) was the worst performer, with a 14.5% decline:

Company                                Ticker  Industry                              Total Return -- 2021 
Home Depot Inc.                          HD    Home Improvement Chains                             59.5% 
Microsoft Corp.                         MSFT   Software                                            52.5% 
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.                 GS    Investment Banks, Brokers                           47.6% 
Chevron Corp.                           CVX    Integrated Oil                                      46.3% 
Cisco Systems Inc.                      CSCO   Information Technology Services                     45.8% 
UnitedHealth Group Inc.                 UNH    Managed Health Care                                 45.2% 
American Express Co.                    AXP    Finance, Rental, Leasing                            36.9% 
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc.           WBA    Drugstore Chains                                    35.8% 
Apple Inc.                              AAPL   Telecommunications Equipment                        34.6% 
McDonald's Corp.                        MCD    Restaurants                                         27.8% 
JPMorgan Chase & Co.                    JPM    Banks                                               27.7% 
Procter & Gamble Co.                     PG    Household, Personal Care                            20.5% 
Nike Inc. Class B                       NKE    Apparel, Footwear                                   18.7% 
International Business Machines Corp.   IBM    Information Technology Services                     16.8% 
Caterpillar Inc.                        CAT    Trucks, Construction, Farm Machinery                16.0% 
salesforce.com Inc.                     CRM    Software                                            14.2% 
Travelers Companies Inc.                TRV    Multi-Line Insurance                                14.0% 
Johnson & Johnson                       JNJ    Pharmaceuticals                                     11.4% 
Coca-Cola Co.                            KO    Beverages: Non-Alcoholic                            11.4% 
Dow Inc.                                DOW    Chemicals                                            6.9% 
Intel Corp.                             INTC   Semiconductors                                       6.0% 
3M Co.                                  MMM    Industrial Conglomerates                             4.9% 
Walmart Inc.                            WMT    Food Retail                                          2.0% 
Merck & Co. Inc.                        MRK    Pharmaceuticals                                      1.8% 
Amgen Inc.                              AMGN   Biotechnology                                        0.9% 
Honeywell International Inc.            HON    Industrial Conglomerates                            -0.3% 
Visa Inc. Class A                        V     Finance, Rental, Leasing                            -0.3% 
Boeing Co.                               BA    Aerospace & Defense                                 -6.0% 
Verizon Communications Inc.              VZ    Telecommunications                                  -7.5% 
Walt Disney Co.                         DIS    Cable, Satellite TV                                -14.5% 
                                                                                         Source: FactSet 

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-Philip van Doorn

 

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