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Basic Materials Stocks

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The materials sector includes construction materials

Materials stocks account for companies in the business of discovery and procurement of raw materials. Specifically, materials stocks cover mining, metals, packaging, chemicals, and forestry products.

Materials stocks fluctuate with business and are much more valuable in a strong economy. The basic materials sector responds to the supply and demand of certain materials, particularly precious metals, and supplies the needs of construction, which is also an indicator of market strength.

Current Basic Materials Sector Quote (CIX: MSECTOR8)

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