Investing in 2015: What's Hot, What's Not

Investing in 2015: What's Hot, What's Not

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With more than half of the year behind us it’s time to reflect what investing themes have been hot because successful investing requires understanding the past and anticipating the future.
With the S&P 500 up less than 2% YTD and the Dow in negative territory, there’s only one word that can describe the broad market performance this year – volatile.
That doesn’t mean there haven’t been pockets of profitable bounty to be uncovered and some dangerous value traps to avoid. Here are the best-performing sectors and the sectors that have been the most painful for investors in 2015:
What’s Been Hot!
What happens when you mix the necessity of healthcare and consumers who love to spend? You get a market beating return! The consumer discretionary and healthcare sectors have been the outright winners this year, posting 9.65 percent and 11.35 percent returns year-to-date respectfully.
Here are the top names in the hottest sectors so far this year:

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