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Cocktail Investing. Distilling Everyday Noise into Clear Investment Signals for Better Returns

  • ID: 3089671
  • Book
  • 368 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Cocktail Investing provides a much–needed toolkit for individual investors who want to break away from the herd thinking that has trapped all too many investors. How can you hope to outperform if you′re simply looking at the markets, companies, and stocks the same way as everyone else? In today′s rapidly changing world, investing is not a "pick it and forget it" activity, but rather a convergence of ever–evolving real–world forces. This practical guide demonstrates why being able to see the direction of these thematic influences is essential to managing your investment portfolio. With reliable techniques for identifying the thematic tailwinds and companies set to capitalize on them, as well as advice for knowing when the party′s over, this easy–to–use tool enables you to:

  • Read the economy like a professional investor
  • Filter out useless and misleading data to quickly zero in on what matters most
  • Identify cyclical and structural changes that have reshaped business models
  • Recognize investing signals and pick those companies or sectors best positioned to benefit from a thematic tailwind while avoiding those facing headwinds
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Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Chapter 1: Money 1

Chapter 2: Getting Started 19

Chapter 3: The Economy versus the Markets 35

Chapter 4: Read the Economy Like a Pro 53

Chapter 5: The Impact of Politics and Regulation on Investing 97

Chapter 6: Enabling and Disruptive Technologies 119

Chapter 7: Profiting from Pain 143

Chapter 8: Cocktail Thematic Investing 179

Chapter 9: Designing Your Portfolio 197

Chapter 10: Choosing Your Investments 223

Chapter 11: Building the Portfolio 267

Appendix: Definitions, Metrics, and Resources 301

About the Authors 323

Index 327

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Christopher J. Versace
Lenore Elle Hawkins
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