Through the first two months of this year, the S&P 500 gained more than 11%.
That's its best return in three decades.
Since 1990, when the S&P has gained 7.5% or more January through February, all three major indices have continued higher in March.
The S&P - along with the Dow and Nasdaq – all gained an additional average of 2-4 percent, according to a CNBC analysis using Kensho.
But several individual sectors have outperformed during those March periods.
The top three were Financials, Consumer Discretionary and Consumer Staples.