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Business Week recently published the returns for various sectors since the Fed. began raising rates on June 30th 1999. I think it makes interesting reading:
Biotech 139% Semiconductor gear 130%
Computer networking gear 106%
Wireless communications gear 84%
Computer software and services 29%
Pharmaceuticals 18% S&P Small cap. 600 10%
S&P 500 -2% General retailers -5%
Dow Jones -6% Autos -10%
Diversified health care -14%
Oil + gas exp. + prod. -19% Chemicals -21%
Airlines -23% Money-centre banks -31%
Lodging -32% Propery + casualty insurance -36%
Dept. stores -39% Life + health insurance -39%
Discount retailers -40% Tobacco -50%
Footwear -51% Defense electronics -70%


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