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September, 2016 Archives

Adding this Chemicals Stock for its 5-Year Average Annual Return of 30%

By Dr. Carla Pasternak


The year 2016 should be dubbed the year of recovery for chemical stocks. Stocks in the S&P Chemicals Index have surged nearly 20% off their October 2015 lows, on pace with the S&P 500 for the past year.


Boosted by stronger domestic automotive and housing markets -- both big markets for chemicals -- chemicals manufacturing is expanding to meet demand for its products used in metals, glass, and wood.