ASX Sector Analysis – Materials Makes the Surprise Move

After more moves this week than normal, the Materials sector has jumped to the top of the standings (just like Australia on Day 2 of the Olympics) in both the last 3 and 6 months, in the latest ASX Sector Analysis for the week beginning 8 August 2016.

The ASX Sector Analysis is conducted over three time frames – the last 3 months, 6 months and 12 months.  If a sector appears above the S&P/ASX 200 index (XJO), then it has outperformed the XJO during that period.  If it appears below, then it has underperformed.  The colour depicts whether the index has risen or fallen during that time period.

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