Kensho Stats: How to trade a sideways summer

The S&P 500 is roughly flat on the month and the year and the CBOE Volatility Index is back near its 2016 low. How can investors still score big returns if it's a sideways summer?

Let's see what works in this type of environment. Using hedge fund analytics tool Kensho, CNBC Pro screened for which sectors did well during months where the S&P 500 trades within a plus or minus 2 percent range.

So these are the stocks that perform well when the market goes nowhere.

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