Looking back upon the first half of 2013, the energy and materials sectors hosted three of the worst performing stocks of the S&P 500. Thankfully for long-term investors, the time horizon for some of these companies is still far off in the distance. Will companies like United States Steel (NYSE:X), First Solar (NASDAQ:FSLR) and Alpha Natural Resources (NASDAQOTH:ANRZQ) rebound over the next few years? Motley Fool analyst Taylor Muckerman chats with Joel South and provides his opinion below.

Joel South has no position in any stocks mentioned. Taylor Muckerman has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool recommends Nucor. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.