The stocks to watch for this year.
The markets are back.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 10 per cent this year, and the S&P 500 is up 1.2 per cent.
The Nasdaq Composite is up 4 per cent, the S.&, P.>.
and Nasdaq-100 is up 7 per cent and 10 per the Dow.
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is up 3 per cent over the same period last year.
In the last two years, stocks have seen strong gains in a few areas.
First, the energy sector has been the biggest beneficiary of the energy recovery.
Energy is one of the hottest sectors for the sector as companies, like Chevron and ExxonMobil, have been able to cut costs by diversifying their portfolio.
The energy sector is expected to see another boost this year as new technologies and clean energy are making their way into the marketplace.
In addition, energy-related industries are expected to grow as a share of the economy, and energy-oriented firms are expected by analysts to take advantage of this trend.
Second, the U.S. economy is in good shape, thanks to a weak dollar, a steady rise in the dollar and the recent rise in oil prices.
Third, the federal government has cut spending and regulations in the past few years, leading to more job creation and lower unemployment.
Fourth, the Fed has been keeping interest rates near zero for a number of years now.
The Fed is also increasing its bond purchases.
Investors should look at these indicators closely, as the U the markets are expected have seen a number to be expected from the year ahead.