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Materials

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*

  • BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP)
  • BASF SE (BASFY)
  • Rio Tinto Plc. (RIO)
  • BHP Billiton Plc. (BBL)
  • Monsanto Co. (MON)

See more companies in this sector.

Fidelity Viewpoints®

Our Viewpoints articles provide perspective from Fidelity on the markets and economy, investing, and personal finance.

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    Portfolio manager John Avery says you don’t have to pay up for growth in today’s market.
  • Materials sector

    Housing and plentiful gas could help, while cyclical commodity prices may be a headwind.
  • A paperless world?

    With the paper industry in transition, containerboard companies have made improvements.

Next steps

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Before investing in any mutual fund or exchange traded fund, you should consider its investment objective, risks, charges and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus, offering circular or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

Investment decisions should be based on an individual’s own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

* Represents the five companies in this sector with the largest market capitalizations, as of 09/23/2013.

Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Sector funds can be more volatile because of their narrow concentration in a specific industry.

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