David Serchuk, writing for Forbes, thinks tech might be worth a look right now. His starts by comparing the performance of the Nasdaq versus the S&P 500 finding "those who stayed long the Nasdaq over the past 10 years are down 26.1%, but they still beat the Standard & Poor's 500, down 29.6%. The tech index also beat its much larger brother over shorter time periods. Over five years, it's down 9.6%, versus 19.9% for the S&P. Over a year, it's down 26.4%, versus 32.6%. Where it's really shined, however, is 2009. Year to date, the Nasdaq is up 14.6%, while the larger index has risen but 1%."