If energy is up, the market rallies in tandem, although it has lagged marginally over the past few months.
In reality few of the larger energy plays have done well, with only eight out of the 23 stocks with a market cap over $500 million recording gains.
Analysts say that the outlook for listed IT services companies is better than it has been for many years
One thing's for certain - the pharmaceutical & biotech industry group isn't for the faint-hearted.
Any pullback in Telstra's share price can create buying opportunities for investors keen to get on board.
The consumer discretionary sector has been trending down for the past 5 years.
IT companies are presenting investors with much more stable investment opportunities than in the past.
A sector renowned for its high-risk plays is delivering the rewards ? and some.
Oil and gas stocks are part of the energy sector which has rewarded investors with an annualised price return of 13.84 per cent in the past 12 months.
Steven Hing, general manager of Zodiac Securities, has hand picked his best five stocks as considerations to buy from a consumer discretionary sector .
Resource services companies offer investors an alternative path to gain exposure to the mining boom
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Slater & Gordon, best known as the legal crusader that takes on corporate giants, has rallied from a 52-week low of $1.64 to $2.70, amid strong earnings growth.
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