InvestmentsInvestment Sectors Consumer Discretionary The consumer discretionary sector covers goods and services for which consumer demand depends upon consumer financial status. Luxury products, cars, designer clothing, jewelry etc. These can be considered specialty products. Consumer Staples Covers goods that consumers need regardless of financial status, food, clothing, beverage, tobacco, household and personal products. These can be anything that would be considered a necessity. Energy Oil and natural gas industry, includes oil and gas exploration and production companies, as well as producers of other consumable fuels like coal and ethanol. The energy sector also includes the related businesses that provide equipment, materials, and services to oil and gas producers. Financials The financial sector includes businesses that are primarily related to handling money. Banks, insurance, mutual fund companies, holding companies, trusts and financial intermediary. The online presence around financials are taking off including decentralized finance and fintech companies. Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical supplies, health insurance and any company that aids in the creation, distribution and selling of these products or services. Industrials Transportation stocks such as airlines, railroads, and logistics companies, aerospace, defense, construction, and engineering industries. Companies making building products, electrical equipment, and machinery. Information Technology Technological innovation, computers, software, programming, hardware, makers of semiconductors etc. Utilities Water, natural gas, electricity, any utility will fall under this sector as well as solar, hydro, and wind power including any renewable electricity. The land that is used to harvest the energy or utilities can be classified under utilities as well rather than Real Estate. Real Estate New real estate projects, commercial real estate, REITs, as well as Coworking spaces that are a side industry as commercial real estate. Communications services Telecommunication services providers, including both wireless telecom networks and providers of old-style landline services. Media and entertainment companies, including both older media like television and radio and interactive media via the internet and newer forms of communication. (FB, Google, Snapchat) etc. Materials The materials sector includes companies that provide various goods for use in manufacturing and other applications. Chemicals, construction materials, and containers and packaging within the materials sector, along with mining stocks and companies specializing in making paper and forest products.