The following video continues our look at the very best stocks of the year for investors in the materials sector. Motley Fool materials analyst Taylor Muckerman gives us two big stocks in this space, Agrium (NYSE: AGU ) and Agnico-Eagle Mines (NYSE: AEM ) , both of which are up nearly 50% year to date. Watch the video to learn how Agrium is thriving in a market that has been good to agricultural support stocks as the need for greater yields per acre increases, and how record gold production at several mines led to a dynamite third quarter for Agnico-Eagle Mines.
Gold mining company, Goldcorp, is one of the leading players in this market. For the last several years, investors have been the beneficiaries of several successful acquisitions and strong organic growth. Goldcorp's low-cost production of one of the most sought-after metals in the world continues to make them an attractive choice for long-term investors. Click here for our detailed analyst report to discover more about this mining specialist.