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Sectornomics: Health Care

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  • Summer is for healthcare

    Kensho data shows that over the past decade healthcare stocks have typically outperformed the broader S&P from June through August. Stats on this seasonal play - and what tends to do best.

  • Healthcare

    Since 1990 this stock sector has risen 5.2 percent. It's outperformed the broader market 65 percent of the time from May to October.

  • Attendees walk through the lobby at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting in Chicago. (File Photo).

    The stock-moving news flow started early out of the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.

  • 'HealthCare.gov has a lot of visitors right now!' exclaims a Sunshine Life and Health Advisors website for the Affordable Care Act set up at the Mall of Americas in March 2014 in Miami.

    Want to know what's giving health stocks confidence in profit forecasts? Like it or not, it's the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

  • Health care has been on a tear in 2014, and there is still room for upside. Wall Street analysts are focusing on the following four trends.

  • Earnings: Health insurers in focus

    Big insurers like Aetna, Wellpoint and Cigna are set to report earnings this week. Insight into those expected numbers, with CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • obesity over weight health

    With some 84 million people in the U.S. struggling with obesity, investing in obesity stocks has become a Wall Street trend.

  • Pharmaceuticals health care

    The S&P health care sector is hitting a new historic high this morning. CNBC's Bertha Coombs has the details.

  • People participate in a march, organized by New York’s West African community, to end Ebola, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York.

    Drugmakers are racing to develop vaccines and drugs to address Ebola, betting that governments and aid groups will foot the bill.

  •  Biotech's wild ride

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses how biotech stocks have reached new all-time highs since the sector sold off in the spring.

  • Unexpected Obamacare boost

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs takes a close look at what medical device makers are getting an unforeseen boost from Obamacare.

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  • The big bright spot in the materials sector

    Metals and mining companies have taken a beating in 2015 but building-related names and chemicals producers have had a great year. What's driving these stocks higher? Will it continue in 2016?

  • Materials and China

    Materials tend to be closely correlated with China, the top consumer for many commodities and chemicals. We crunched the numbers with Kensho to see how materials perform when there are signs of weakness in the world’s second largest economy.

  • Materials in the new year

    History shows that this sector tends to rally in the fourth quarter - and indeed materials have gained 10% this time as well. But how do these stocks fare once a new calendar year starts?

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