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Trading Tip: Look For Stocks That Beat Inflation – Energy Sector & Mid Sized Domestic Companies

The performance of Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index has been worse in the last 12 years. Since the technology bubble burst in 2000, the S&P 500-stock index has been seeing downfall. However, based on the Dow Jones US Select Dividend index, shares of those companies that paid dividends returned an average of 8% a year since 2000.

Look for Stocks from the energy sector

Look for Stocks from the energy sector

Although the economy has seen bullish days, the S&P 400 midcap index and the S&P 600 index of small company shares have returned more than 7%, annually. Jeffrey Kleintop, chief market strategist at LPL Financial pointed out that economically sensitive sectors like energy and shares of small and mid-sized domestic companies have also seen gains along with conservative investments.

A lot of on and off statements have been made on the survival and thrive of S&P. Nevertheless, it has been said that S&P 500’s performance was driven greatly by some of the biggest growth oriented stocks found especially in the technology sector.

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