Materials

The Materials Sector encompasses a wide range of commodity-related manufacturing industries. Included in this sector are companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.

Reasons to Invest in the Materials Sector

  • Generally more sensitive to economic cycles
  • Invest as part of a sector rotation strategy (i.e., mid- and late-cycle)
  • Potentially gain exposure to a secular investing theme, such as emerging market economic growth

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