The overall U.S. stock market has also surged since the election. The S&P 500 is up 21 percent since Election Day 2016, while the Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq composite have jumped 28 percent and 30 percent, respectively.
Other stalwarts since the election include the technology and financial sectors, which are up 39 percent and 33.5 percent, respectively, in that time period.
Tech has been lifted by two key factors: Strong earnings and the prospects for a lower repatriation tax for overseas profits. Last week, the House unveiled a corporate tax plan that calls for a one-time tax rate of 12 percent on cash returns and 5 percent on noncash for corporate money repatriated from overseas.
If the bill turns into law, it would greatly benefit tech giants like Apple and Microsoft, which have billions of dollars stashed outside the U.S.
Financials, meanwhile, have benefited from the possibility of deregulating the sector. Deregulation was a big part of Trump's campaign platform. Also, he nominated Jerome Powell to become the next Federal Reserve chairman, someone who is in favor of reviewing regulatory changes.
But not everyone has participated in this yearlong rally. The three worst-performing sectors since the election are consumer staples, energy and telecommunication services. Staples and energy are up marginally, while telecommunications has lost nearly 10 percent.
Staples and telecommunications are two sectors highly sensitive to higher interest rates. The Fed has lifted the overnight rate twice this year and is expected to hike once more in December.
Investors in the energy space, meanwhile, have been cautious to reinvest in those stocks given the volatility seen in oil prices throughout 2016.
As for individual stocks, the three biggest gainers since the election are in tech: Nvidia, Align Technology and Micron Technology. In fact, five of the 10 biggest advancers in the S&P 500 since Election Day are tech stocks.
Most of the biggest decliners, meanwhile, are retail stocks, including: Macy's, Foot Locker and Under Armour. Retailers are still trying to figure out how to adapt to changing consumer tastes and evolving shopping methods, among other factors.
The chart below shows the 10 best- and worst-performing stocks since the election. (Sector and industry gains and losses through Monday, Nov 6, 2017).