The 10 Sectors That Got Crushed In Q3

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No one needs to be reminded just how miserable Q3 was.  The markets roiled as Congress bickered over the debt ceiling, the US sovereign debt rating got downgraded, the economy teetered on the edge of recession, and the Eurozone debt crisis continued to deepen.For investors playing the market, timing the ups and downs has become a thriller.

#10: Diversified Financial Services

Quarter Performance: -35.39%

YTD Performance: -43.56%

Company Laggard: Bank of America

Source: Bloomberg

#9: Household Appliances

Quarter Performance: -37.07%

YTD Performance: -35.52%

Company Laggard: Whirlpool Corp.

Source: Bloomberg

#8: Consumer Electronics

Quarter Performance: -37.68%

YTD Performance: -39.89%

Company Laggard: Harman International

Source: Bloomberg

#7: Steel

Quarter Performance: -37.91%

YTD Performance: -38.72%

Company Laggard: AK Steel Holdings

Source: Bloomberg

#6: aluminium

Quarter Performance: -40.33%

YTD Performance: -38.47%

Company Laggard: Century aluminium

Source: Bloomberg

#5: Diversified Metals and Mining

Quarter Performance: -41.20%

YTD Performance: -45.80%

Company Laggard: Freeport-McMoRan Copper and Gold

Source: Bloomberg

#4: Tires and Rubbers

Quarter Performance: -41.42%

YTD Performance: -17.25%

Company Laggard: Goodyear Tire

Source: Bloomberg

#3: Coal and Consumable Fuels

Quarter Performance: -45.33%

YTD Performance: -49.87%

Company Laggard: Patriot Coal

Source: Bloomberg

#2: Real Estate Services

Quarter Performance: -45.61%

YTD Performance: -36.65%

Company Laggard: CB Richard Ellis Group

Source: Bloomberg

#1: Photographic Products

Quarter Performance: -74.53%

YTD Performance: -85.85%

Company Laggard: Eastman Kodak

Source: Bloomberg

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