Objective

The Basic Materials folio was developed for investors seeking aggressive long-term capital appreciation with significant volatility.

Strategy

The Basic Materials folio consists of companies primarily engaged in the refining of metals, creation of chemicals, processing of forestry resources and manufacturing of tools and other industrial equipment.

Companies in the Basic Materials sector have historically been sensitive to changes in the business cycle and the sector depends on a strong economy. As such, the folio is usually more cyclical—meaning that it generally rallies during a booming market and has a better chance of being negatively affected during an economic downturn.

Last Updated: November 22, 2017

Category: Sector/Industry
Inception Date: 2000-04-05 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-28*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 0.1% 1.05%
Three-Month 7.91% 6.41%
Year-to-Date 22.44% 18.1%
One-Year 22.73% 20.3%
Three-Year (Annualized) 6.28% 10.25%
Five-Year (Annualized) 6.75% 15.6%
Since Inception 9.26% N/A
Volatility 11.0% 6.79%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
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* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1ABBabb ltd adr3.34%
2ABXbarrick gold corp3.33%
3APDair prods & chems inc3.33%
4BBLbhp billiton plc adr3.33%
5BHPbhp ltd adr3.33%
6CATcaterpillar inc del3.33%
7DEdeere & co3.34%
8DWDPdowdupont inc com3.33%
9ECLecolab inc3.34%
10EMRemerson elec co3.33%
11ETNeaton corp plc shares3.33%
12IPintl paper co3.33%
13IRingersoll-rand plc3.33%
14ITWillinois tool wks inc3.33%
15JCIjohnson ctls intl plc shs3.34%
16LYBlyondellbasell industries n v shs - a -3.33%
17MONmonsanto co new3.33%
18NEMnewmont mining corp3.34%
19NUEnucor corp3.33%
20PHparker hannifin corp3.33%
21PKXposco adr3.34%
22POTpotash corp sask inc3.33%
23PPGppg inds inc3.34%
24PXpraxair inc3.34%
25RIOrio tinto plc adr3.34%
26ROKrockwell automation inc3.33%
27ROProper inds inc new3.33%
28SWKstanley black & decker inc com3.34%
29TStenaris s a adr3.33%
30VALEvale s a adr doce sponsored adr3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We selected companies with primary business operations in the Basic Materials sector, as defined by Zacks Investment Research.
  2. We ranked the securities according to market capitalization and selected 30 securities with the highest market capitalizations.
  3. We equally weighted all securities in the folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally 30 securities in the folio.

Update Frequency

Quarterly.

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.