The actions of politicians, regulators, and economic policy makers have an enormous impact on the financial markets. In Sectors and Styles, author Vincent Catalano offers an investment technique that takes these factors into account. He illustrates how you should index a portion of your stock portfolio to the market, while investing another portion in industry sectors that are likely to outperform the broader market. To determine "hot" sectors, Catalano provides a framework for analyzing government activity, the economy, and market activity. Through proper interpretation of these events, you'll learn how to outperform the markets, while mitigating downside risk.
PART ONE: VALUATION PRINCIPLES, INVESTMENT STRATEGY & PORTFOLIO CONSTRUCTION.
Chapter 1: Valuation's Core Concepts.
Chapter 2: Investment Strategy: Concepts and Principles.
Chapter 3: The Essential Elements of an Effective Portfolio.
PART TWO: CREATING AN EFFECTIVE INVESTMENT STRATEGY: GEM IN ACTION.
Chapter 4: The Investment Importance of Politics and Government.
Chapter 5: It's the Global Economy, Stupid.
Chapter 6: Say Hello to Mr. Market.
PART THREE: THE 21st CENTURY INVESTMENT TOOLS.
Chapter 7: An Investment Revolution: Exchange Traded Funds.
Chapter 8: Investing's Dynamic Duo: The PC and the Net.
PART FOUR: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: CREATING AND MAINTAINING AN EFFECTIVE PORTFOLIO.
Chapter 9: Building the Effective Portfolio.
Chapter 10: Let's Get Personal.
Appendix A:Conducting Your Own Research.
Appendix B: Style Investing and Risk.