Investing in stocks and bonds can yield rewarding returns, but only if you have the time to ride out the ups and downs. Most people don′t. In The Sector Strategist: Using New Asset Allocation Techniques to Reduce Risk and Improve Investment Returns Timothy McIntosh presents a revolutionary new investment philosophy that redefines sector investing to guide you to consistently above–average results.
Marking a radical break from tradition, this book challenges inaccurate investment assumptions like the belief that international stocks provide diversification that many finance "experts" follow blindly. Teaching you the basic tools you need to perform fundamental analysis on any prospective sector investment, the book explores the history of the stock and bond markets over the last century, outlining which sectors are the least volatile and have performed most strongly over the years.
Highlighting five sectors healthcare, energy, consumer staples, technology, and finance that McIntosh sees as most promising, the book looks at the future prospects, major players, and real investments made in each to give you a clear view of the opportunities they present. A truly expansive resource, the book also looks at alternative investment opportunities including REITs and gold and much more, all backed up by model portfolios that illustrate the profits to be made using this unorthodox new methodology.
If you want to be sure that your money will survive and thrive in the years ahead, it′s time to break with outdated investing concepts. Bringing together decades of research and theory to produce one unique new investment strategy, The Sector Strategist synthesizes a multitude of economic and market scenarios to produce a winning model, giving you everything you need to improve your returns and protect your assets.
CHAPTER 1 The Return Dilemma 5
CHAPTER 2 Sector Allocations 29
CHAPTER 3 The Health Care Sector 51
CHAPTER 4 The Energy Sector 73
CHAPTER 5 The Consumer Staples Sector 89
CHAPTER 6 The Technology Sector 107
CHAPTER 7 The Financial Sector 125
CHAPTER 8 Bonds, REITs, and Commodities 145
CHAPTER 9 Fundamental Analysis 163
CHAPTER 10 The Selection Process 185
CHAPTER 11 The Right Allocation 197
About the Author 213