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Materials Lead Stocks Higher

Materials Lead Stocks Higher

The materials sector has lead stocks higher in the most recent upswing that began in late August. The Materials Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLB), is up 15% since August 26 compared to 11% for the S&P 500 over the same time period. Top holdings for XLB include Freeport-McMoRan, DuPont, Dow Chemical and Newmont Mining. Freeport and Newmont have been helped by the strength in gold prices.

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