Market Commentary

Sector Investing

There are 11 major sectors that comprise the universe of the stocks. As an investor, you should know each of them and their particular characteristics. Here are the Sectors and ETF symbols that represent them:

XLC – Communication Services

XLY – Consumer Discretionary

XLP – Consumer Staples

XLE – Energy

XLF – Financials

XLV – Healthcare

XLI – Industrials

CLB – Materials

XLRE – Real Estate

XLK – Technology

XLU – Utilities


Of course, there are sub-sectors, but these are the basic sectors of the stock market.

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