- Despite the S&P 500’s 2021 gain of about 30%, there were plenty of member stocks that lost money for investors.
- Low interest rates and a growing economy weren’t enough to boost the 70 S&P 500 stocks that generated negative returns in 2021.
- These were the 10 worst-performing S&P 500 stocks in 2021, according to data from Koyfin.
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With the S&P 500 on track to generate a total return of more than 30%, 2021 has been a strong year for investors.
Historically low interest rates, a continued economic expansion, and record earnings helped drive most S&P 500 stocks into positive territory, with some of the top performing stocks jumping as much as 200%.
But there were still about 70 stocks within the popular index that generated negative returns in 2021, including casino stocks and high-fliers from 2020 that have since consolidated their gains.
These were the top 10…