INVESTING | Financials Sector
A Sector is a broad selection of companies with similar characteristics. An Industry is a subset of Sectors where companies are grouped in more specifically than Sectors.
Investors can use Sectors and Industries to efficiently classify and compare companies. Comparing companies with shared Sector and Industry allows an investor to identify relative strengths and weaknesses. Comparing companies across different Sectors and Industries can help identify relationships and trends.
The Financial Sector includes businesses like banks, credit card issuers, insurance companies, and other businesses related to money. The Financials Sectors has the following seven industries:
Capital Markets Industry
Consumer Finance Industry
Diversified Financial Services Industry
Mortgage Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) Industry
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Industry
The total value of the Financials Sector in the United States is approximately $6.9 trillion.
Financials includes companies like Bank of America, Visa, PayPal, and Fidelity.