Keyword: Manufacturing Sector

Is a sector of the economy represented in a diversified portfolio by heavy industry manufacturers of aircraft, hardware, motors, chemicals, rail rolling stock, etc. It is a highly cyclical sector vulnerable to unpredictable shifts in demand. However, companies in this sector can be politically favored in recessions because of their labor intensiveness. This sector tends to lead economic recoveries. (See also Sector Investing, Resource Sector, Consumer Sector, Finance Sector, Utility Sector and Multi-Sector.)