The Material ETF (XLB) is another ETF which will be benefited from the economy recovery. Raw material is the basic of all manufacturing products & infrastructures. Those mining companies and material makers will be doing well when there is huge demand of the basic material during the economy recovery. Another point to note is China is buying energy and material companies aggressively to ensure enough resources for future growth.
This XLB is primarily composed of companies involved in such industries as chemicals, construction materials, containers and packaging, metals and mining, and paper and forest products. Among its largest components are Monsanto, E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co., and Dow Chemical Co. Top 20 stocks as of Oct 8, 2009 as follow: