Invest in the Market's Hottest Sector

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which health-care editor/analyst David Williamson discusses topics across the investing world.

It may surprise investors to learn what sector has wildly outperformed the competition over the past six months. For those who believe in avoiding trends and going toward out-of-favor investments, we highlight the hottest sector versus the only sector with negative returns over the same time frame. Which makes the better investment going forward? Watch and find out.

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At the time this article was published David Williamsonhas no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ultra Petroleum and has the following options: long JAN 2013 $16.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2013 $25.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $20.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Chesapeake Energy, long JAN 2014 $30.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum, long JAN 2014 $40.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum, and long JAN 2014 $50.00 calls on Ultra Petroleum.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendUltra Petroleum and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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