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List of Major Stock Market Sectors

Here is a list of the major stock market sectors. Sectors are distinct subsets of the market whose components share similar characteristics. Stocks are grouped into different sectors depending upon the company's business. Click on any sector to learn more about that sector, including the industries and companies within that sector, and what stocks are recently making news.
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Five Stocks to Watch in August


The U.S. stock market ended July on a bearish note, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average wiping out all of its 2014 gains on Thursday. The Dow Jones average fell -317.06 points or -1.88 percent, closing at 16,563.30, just under its level at the beginning of the year. The tech-heavy NASDAQ composite index dropped -93.13
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August 1, 1778:
The first savings bank opens in Hamburg, Germany.