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Sector Selection Can Impact Investment Results

Consumer and financial services are sectors to target right now.

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"What did the stock market do today?"

Ever been asked this question? I sure have, and when people ask me, I usually figure they're asking about the S&P 500, which today is what most Americans generally think of as "the stock market." Before the S&P 500 took its place, the Dow Jones Index long held the distinction as being “the stock market” in the U.S. At Morningstar, we have our own indexes to track what’s happening in the U.S. stock market. Even so, we'll admit that there is no single index--not the S&P 500, the Dow, or the Morningstar U.S. Market Index--that can give an investor perfect insight into what’s happening inside what is a very dynamic market for equities in the U.S.

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Jonathan Schrader has a position in the following securities mentioned above: BRK.B. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.