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No unread posts Basic Materials

The basic materials sector is a category of stocks that accounts for companies involved with the discovery, development and processing of raw materials. The basic materials sector includes the mining and refining of metals, chemical producers and forestry products.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:27 am

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No unread posts Capital Goods

A category of stocks related to the manufacture or distribution of goods. The sector is diverse, containing companies that manufacture machinery used to create capital goods, electrical equipment, aerospace and defense, engineering and construction projects.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:27 am

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No unread posts Conglomerates

A category of stocks of large corporations with diverse and often unrelated business units. Conglomerates are sometimes referred to as multi-industry companies which are involved in a variety of business functions simultaneously.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:28 am

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No unread posts Consumer Cyclical

A category of stocks that rely heavily on the business cycle and economic conditions. Consumer cyclicals include industries such as automotive, housing, entertainment and retail. The category can be further divided into durable and non-durable sections. Durable cyclicals include physical goods such as hardware or vehicles, while non-durables represent items like movies or hotel services.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:29 am

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No unread posts Energy

A category of stocks that relate to producing or supplying energy. This sector includes companies involved in the exploration and development of oil or gas reserves, oil and gas drilling, or integrated power firms.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:35 am

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No unread posts Financial

A category of stocks containing firms that provide financial services to commercial and retail customers. This sector includes banks, investment funds, insurance companies and real estate.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:31 am

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No unread posts Healthcare

A category of stocks relating to medical and healthcare goods or services. The healthcare sector includes hospital management firms, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), biotechnology and a variety of medical products.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:40 am

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No unread posts Services

The portion of the economy that produces intangible goods. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the service sector primarily consists of truck transportation, messenger services and warehousing; information sector services; securities, commodities and other financial investment services; rental and leasing services; professional, scientific and technical services; administrative and support services; waste management and remediation; health care and social assistance; and arts, entertainment and recreation services.

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Thu May 25, 2017 8:49 am

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No unread posts Technology

A category of stocks relating to the research, development and/or distribution of technologically based goods and services.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:42 am

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No unread posts Transportation

A category of stocks relating to the transportation of goods or customers. The transportation sector is made up of airlines, railroads and trucking companies.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:43 am

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No unread posts Utilities

A category of stocks for utilities such as gas and power. The utilities sector contains companies such as electric, gas and water firms and integrated providers.

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Thu May 25, 2017 7:36 am

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