NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- With Obamacare set to take hold in 2014, is it any surprise health care continues to be one of the top performing sectors in the market?Of the 60 sectors I track with my Best Stocks Now app, four of the top 10 are currently healthcare related. I rank them on short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term performance.
Stocks, sectors and asset classes fall in and out of favor during the cycles the market goes through, and I am a big believer in rolling with those cycles as opposed to fighting them. Just look at the huge difference in the performance of domestic stocks vs. foreign stocks so far this year. While the home-grown S&P 500 is up about 15% year-to-date, emerging markets (as seen by the Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets ( VWO)) are down over 8%, and China is down over 12%.
Team Health has been growing its earnings by 17% over the last five years and it is expected to continue growing at approximately that rate for the next five years. This is a good beginning. We have found a domestic small-cap stock that is growing, and it is in a leading sector in the market. But I still need performance, value and good stock chart before I will consider buying a stock. Let's check out the stock's performance against the other 3,400 stocks I track: