Stock sectors

Monitor the performance of 350 sectors and industries in the US, Europe and Asia. MacroVar provides free analysis for each stock sector by monitoring each sector's stock market and credit market performance combined with real-time news and economic data analysis.

Click on a specific sector to explore detailed MacroVar research for the specific sector. Learn more about MacroVar research methodology and sector analysis.




IndustryPrice24h % ChangeMomentumTrendTrend Exhaustion
Oil & Gas458,321.4-2575100
Basic Materials627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Industrials627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Consumer Goods627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Health Care627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Consumer Services627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Telecommunications627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Utilities627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Financials627,23-0.119.336.390.91
Technology627,23-0.119.336.390.91

Stock Sector Analysis

Stock sectors are categorized based on GICS industry standard. Dow sectors indices are used to track the stock performance of each sector. MacroVar analyzes each stock sector's performance by estimating three major quantitative indicators: 1. Momentum, 2. Trend and 3. Trend Exhaustion (overbought or oversold and ready for reversal).

Credit Spreads Sector Analysis

MacroVar analyzes each sector's stock performance in conjuction with the bond market. Bonds analysis is used to monitor the market sentiment for a sector's credit risk. During periods of increasing sector risk, a sector's credit spreads rise before any moves in the stock market. Hence, MacroVar analyzes both markets to identify arbitrage opportunities. Iboxx fixed income indices are used to monitor sector credit spreads. MacroVar analyzes each sector's credit spreads by estimating three major quantitative indicators: 1. Momentum, 2. Trend and 3. Trend exhaustion. MacroVar also monitors the credit default swaps market.

Sector Econonomic Data Analysis

MacroVar monitors each sector's economic performance by analyzing the components of the ISM and NMI. The performance of each economic sector for all the countries of the European Union is analyzed using the detailed monthly data provided by Eurostat.

Sector Real-time Newsfeed

MacroVar monitors the global news feed and categorizes news by industry.

Stock Sectors Overview

Stock Sectors are categorized not cyclical sectors and defensive sectors. Cyclical stock sectors are sectors of stocks whose earnings are more sensitive to the business cycle and the economic growth. Defensive stock sectors are sectors of stocks whose earnings are less sensitive to the business cycle.

Cyclical stock sectors Overview
  • Materials:The materials stock sector includes companies manufacturing construction materials, chemicals, glass, paper, forest products, minerals, mining, metals, and steel.
  • Energy: The energy stock sector includes companies in the exploration, production, refining, storage, transportation and marketing of oil and gas, coal, and fuel.
  • Industrials: The industrials stock sector includes companies engaged in the manufacturing and distribution of capital goods such as electrical equipment and machinery, aerospace, and defence. It also includes services providers such as construction and engineering, research and consulting services and transportation services.
  • Financials: The financials stock sector includes financial firms like banks and asset management companies offering financial services like consumer finance, asset management, investment banking, brokerage services and security underwriters.
  • Consumer Discretionary: The consumer discretionary stock sector covers companies involved in the manufacturing of consumer discretionary durable goods like automobiles, household goods, textiles, and apparel. The stock sector covers service providers of consumer discretionary services like hotels and restaurants.
  • Information Technology: The information technology stock sector covers companies which develop software, manufacture, and distribute technology hardware and equipment and offer IT consulting services. This stock sector excludes companies offering internet services.

Defensive stock sectors Overview
  • Consumer Staples: The consumer staples stock sector covers businesses manufacturing and distributing of food, beverage, tobacco, personal products, and household goods. The stock sector also includes food and drug retailers.
  • Healthcare:The healthcare stock sector covers businesses offering healthcare services, manufacture and distribute healthcare equipment and supplies. This stock sector includes pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies
  • Utilities: The Utilities stock sector covers utility companies producing, distributing and trading electricity, gas and water.
  • Communication services: The communication services stock sector covers companies that provide content like entertainment, news and social media through the internet and other networks.
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