The Materials sector consists of companies that are engaged in the manufacturing or processing of chemicals and plastics, the harvesting of forests, or the extraction of metals and minerals.

All Materials investments from Fidelity

Our selection of sector- and industry-level mutual funds can help you gain the exposure you're looking for. We also offer sector mutual funds and sector ETFs from other leading asset managers.

Sector mutual fund Fidelity Select Materials Portfolio (FSDPX)
Sector ETF Fidelity MSCI Materials Index ETF (FMAT)
Industry-targeted mutual funds Fidelity Select Chemicals Portfolio (FSCHX)
Fidelity Select Gold Portfolio (FSAGX)
Global Commodity Stock Fund (FFGCX)

Research Materials at Fidelity

Our in-depth research can help you better understand the industries and companies that make up this sector, with timely performance data and powerful stock, mutual fund, and ETF screeners.

Companies in this sector*

  • Dow Chemical Co. (DOW)
  • Ecolab (ECL)
  • E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Co. (DD)
  • LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB)
  • Monsanto Co. (MON)

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Fidelity Viewpoints®

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