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The Best Dividend Stocks for 2012 - Consumer Discretionary Sector

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S&P recommends overweighting the S&P 500 Consumer Discretionary sector. Year to date through November 18, the sector index, which represented 10.7% of the S&P 500 Index, was up 1.1%, compared with a 3.3% drop for the S&P 500. In 2010, this sector index rose 25.7%, versus a 12.8% advance for the 500. There are 32 sub-industry indices in this sector, with Restaurants being the largest at 14.3% of the sector’s market value.

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