Sector Basic Materials:

Industry  

Market Cap

3 Mo Perf.

6 Mo Perf.

YTD Perf.

1 Year Perf.

Gold & Silver  

$483.6 M

-2.76%

-1.69%

-7.86%

+13.35%

Paper & Paper Products  

$556.6 M

-10.45%

-11.77%

-4.49%

+16.28%

Chemical Manufacturing  

$6.6 B

-14.52%

-9.37%

-5.95%

+13.44%

Non-Metallic Mining  

$3.0 B

-20.43%

-30.41%

-24.34%

+10.68%

Containers & Packaging  

$1.6 B

-22.36%

-17.11%

-10.01%

+0.09%

 

The worst performing industries, Chemicals – Plastics & Rubber and Metal Mining, were down -24.56% and -21.77% respectively. Though they showed negative returns too, the best performers were the Gold & Silver

 Not much has changed from last month update.  Gold is King, with Europe’s issues and debt holding down the US market and no growth.  Gold and Silver continue to make new highs with higher lows.

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