Novice Trade: Materials Select Sector ETF

The Materials Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLB) is primarily comprised of stocks in the chemicals sector such as DuPont (DD) , Dow (DOW) , Praxair (PX) , Air Products & Chemicals (APD) and Monsanto (MON) . These five stocks make up nearly 45% of this ETF. Thus, if you think the chemicals are primed for further highs, this is one of the purer ways to play the chemical sector. 

Over the past 52 weeks, XLB has traded between $43 and $53 (rounded). It closed Wednesday at $52.03. So far in 2017, XLB has gained nearly 5%. ...128 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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