Sector Discussion Boards

Published in Investing on 21 September 2009

Here's a guide to the Fool's sector discussion boards.

As well as boards for over a 1,000 UK-listed companies, the Fool also has a number of sector boards. On these you can discuss issues relevant to an industry as a whole or shares that don't have their own dedicated company discussion board. 

Some of these sector boards, such as those for oil and mining companies, are among the most popular on the Fool site. Other sector boards have been far less popular, so we're trying to give them some encouragement with this guide.

The full list of sectors can be found in the table below.

SectorSector boardMore info
Aerospace and defenceSector boardCompanies and quotes
Agricultural commoditiesSector boardCompanies and quotes
Automobiles and partsSector boardCompanies and quotes
BanksSector boardCompanies and quotes
ChemicalsSector boardCompanies and quotes
ConstructionSector boardCompanies and quotes
Electronics and electrical equipmentSector boardCompanies and quotes
Financials (excl. banks and insurance)Sector boardCompanies and quotes
Food and beveragesSector boardCompanies and quotes
FTSE 100N/ACompanies and quotes
Health care equipment and servicesSector boardCompanies and quotes
Household, leisure and personal goodsSector boardCompanies and quotes
Industrial - EngineeringSector boardCompanies and quotes
Industrial - GeneralSector boardCompanies and quotes
Industrial - TransportSector boardCompanies and quotes
InsuranceSector boardCompanies and quotes
MediaSector boardCompanies and quotes
MiningSector boardCompanies and quotes
Oil and gasSector boardCompanies and quotes
Pharmaceuticals and biotechSector boardCompanies and quotes
Popular shares on the Fool boardsN/ACompanies and quotes
Real estateSector boardCompanies and quotes
Renewable energy and fuel cellsSector boardCompanies and quotes
RetailersSector boardCompanies and quotes
Support servicesSector boardCompanies and quotes
Tech - HardwareSector boardCompanies and quotes
Tech - Software and servicesSector boardCompanies and quotes
TelecomsSector boardCompanies and quotes
TobaccoN/ACompanies and quotes
Travel and leisureSector boardCompanies and quotes
UtilitiesSector boardCompanies and quotes

 

The groupings are mostly based on the supersectors as laid out in standard industry classifications used by FTSE. Some of these classifications are more intuitive than others though. For example, housebuilders can be found with 'Household, leisure and personal goods' rather than in 'Construction'.

The first link takes you to the sector discussion board while the second lists the companies in that sector along with their current share price and links to further information (such as their own discussion board, if they have one). 

We also added in a list of quotes for the FTSE 100 and for popular shares among the posters here on the Fool. All the quote lists are sortable, so you can click on the '% change' column to see the day's biggest movers.

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