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: September 26, 2016

Category: Sector/Industry
Inception Date: April 05, 2000
Date Funded: August 28, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -2.1% -0.9%
Three-Month 4.53% 5.9%
Year-to-Date 14.94% 6.7%
One-Year 19.17% 13.55%
Three-Year (Annualized) -1.44% 10.39%
Five-Year (Annualized) 3.04% 15.48%
Since Inception 8.14% N/A
Volatility 19.37% 14.52%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* 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)
1AAalcoa inc3.33%
2ABBabb ltd adr3.34%
3ABXbarrick gold corp3.33%
4AGUagrium inc3.33%
5APDair prods & chems inc3.33%
6DDdu pont e i de nemours & co3.33%
7DOWdow chem co3.33%
8ECLecolab inc3.33%
9EMNeastman chem co3.33%
10EMRemerson elec co3.34%
11ETNeaton corp plc shares3.34%
12FNVfranco nevada corp com3.33%
13GGgoldcorp inc new cl a sub vtg3.34%
14GWWgrainger w w inc3.33%
15IPintl paper co3.33%
16IRingersoll-rand plc3.34%
17ITWillinois tool wks inc3.33%
18JCIjohnson ctls intl plc shs3.34%
19LYBlyondellbasell industries n v shs - a -3.33%
20MONmonsanto co new3.33%
21NEMnewmont mining corp3.33%
22NUEnucor corp3.33%
23PHparker hannifin corp3.33%
24POTpotash corp sask inc3.34%
25PPGppg inds inc3.34%
26PXpraxair inc3.34%
27RIOrio tinto plc adr3.34%
28SCCOsouthern copper corp3.33%
29SWKstanley black & decker inc com3.33%
30SYTsyngenta ag 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.