Keyword: Resource Sector

Is a sector of the economy represented in a diversified portfolio by mining, forestry, oil and gas companies, etc. and major service suppliers to those companies such as drilling contractors and heavy equipment suppliers. This sector is cyclical and often lags behind the over-all market by a year or so. The proportional importance of this sector to Canada’s economy is unusually large among fully developed countries. (See also Sector Investing, Finance Sector, Consumer Sector, Manufacturing Sector, Utility Sector and Multi-Sector.)