Definitive Sector Measures

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    Financials

    Includes banks and thrifts, as well as providers of diversified ...  More

    Includes banks and thrifts, as well as providers of diversified financial services, specialized finance, consumer finance, asset management and custody of securities, investment banking and brokerage services, capital markets services, financial exchanges, data and analytics, insurance underwriters and brokers, and mortgage REITs.   Less

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    Communication Services

    Contains companies that provide content, such as ...  More

    Contains companies that provide content, such as information, advertising, entertainment, news, and social media, delivered on networks, primarily through internet, broadband, cellular, cable, and land lines.   Less

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    Consumer Discretionary

    Contains businesses that are more sensitive to ...  More

    Contains businesses that are more sensitive to economic cycles, including makers of automobiles, household durable goods, leisure equipment, and textiles and apparel. Also covers services such as hotels, restaurants, and other leisure facilities, as well as retailing.   Less

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    Consumer Staples

    Covers businesses that are less sensitive to ...  More

    Covers businesses that are less sensitive to economic cycles, including manufacturers and distributors of food, beverages and tobacco, and producers of non-durable household goods and personal products. Also includes food and drug retailers.   Less

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    Energy

    Covers companies engaged in the exploration and production, ...  More

    Covers companies engaged in the exploration and production, refining and marketing, and storage and transportation of oil and gas, and coal and consumable fuels. Also includes companies that offer oil and gas equipment and services.   Less

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    Health Care

    Includes health-care providers and services, companies that ...  More

    Includes health-care providers and services, companies that manufacture and distribute health-care equipment and supplies, and health-care technology companies. Also includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.   Less

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    Industrials

    Includes manufacturers and distributors of capital ...  More

    Includes manufacturers and distributors of capital goods such as building products, electrical equipment and machinery, and aerospace and defense. Includes providers of commercial services such as construction and engineering, printing, environmental services, human resource services, research and consulting services, and transportation services.   Less

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    Information Technology

    Covers companies that offer software and ...  More

    Covers companies that offer software and information technology consulting and data processing, excluding internet services and home entertainment. Includes manufacturers and distributors of technology hardware and equipment such as communications equipment, cell phones, computers, electronic equipment and semiconductors.   Less

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    Materials

    Includes companies that manufacture chemicals, ...  More

    Includes companies that manufacture chemicals, construction materials, glass, paper, forest products and related packaging products, and metals, minerals and mining companies, including producers of steel.   Less

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    Real Estate

    Includes companies operating in real estate management and ...  More

    Includes companies operating in real estate management and development activities, and equity real estate investment trusts (REITs), including diversified, industrial, hotel & resort, office, health care, residential, rental, and specialized REITs, but excluding mortgage REITs.   Less

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    Utilities

    Includes utility companies such as electric, gas, and water ...  More

    Includes utility companies such as electric, gas, and water utilities. Also includes independent power producers and energy traders and companies that generate and distribute electricity using renewable sources.   Less

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