Breaking the Mold

After healthcare, the materials sector is the best performing sector, year-to-date. While we are only a few days into the 2013 -- and there is plenty of time for things to change -- I decided to look at the best performing subsector: specialty chemicals. The materials sector is the backwater of the S&P 500, since its only 5% of the index, but when the materials sector is working, you should take a look. This group leads any economic recovery.

Perhaps the best performing stock in the sector is PolyOne (POL), which is probably remembered for being one of the few public plastics companies in America. While it still make plastics, the company has been working hard to transform itself into one of the better-run specialty plastics companies....275 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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