- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 3, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470285443
- ISBN-13: 978-0470285442
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From the Back Cover
- An in-depth look at the global Materials sector investment universe, including gold and other metals, chemicals, paper, cement, and more
- Tips and tools for security analysis and portfolio management
- A useful guide for investing in any market condition
FISHER INVESTMENTS™ on MATERIALS
The Fisher Investments on series is designed to provide individual investors, aspiring investment professionals, and students the tools necessary to understand and analyze investment opportunitiesprimarily for investing in global stocks. Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions, or other components of the global stock market. While this guide focuses on the Materials sector, the basic investment methodology is applicable for analyzing any global sector, regardless of the current macroeconomic environment.
Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investments on Materials can help you make more informed decisions within today's dynamic Materials sector. It skillfully addresses how to determine the better times to invest in Materials stocks, and which materials industries and sub-industries have the potential to perform well in various environments. The global Materials sector is complex, covering multiple sub-industries and countrieseach with unique characteristics. Using the framework found here, you can discover how to identify these differences, spot opportunities, and avoid major pitfalls.
Divided into three comprehensive partsGetting Started, Materials Details, and Thinking Like a Portfolio ManagerFisher Investments on Materials:
- Covers the entire Materials universefrom metals and mining to chemicals, construction materials, and paper
- Discusses Materials' main driversbasic materials pricesand provides eight simple questions to help you form an educated opinion on Materials stocks
- Takes you through the fifteen sub-industries within the global Materials sector and reveals how they operate
- Addresses issues unique to Materials stocksfrom the importance of emerging markets demand to the effects of supply shortages
- Delves into top-down investment methodology as well as individual security analysis
- Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in this fielddesigned to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming
Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Fisher Investments on Materials provides a framework for understanding this sector and its industries, to help you make profitable investment decisionsnow and in the future. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a global perspective of the Materials sector and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.
About the Author
Fisher Investments is a respected investment management company which serves the needs of investors demanding superior performance, low fees and exceptional service.?With over $45 billion under management, its clients include Fortune 500 companies, foundations and endowments, as well as thousands of high net worth investors. Unlike many money management firms who typically have little contact with individual investors, Fisher Investments' Private Client Group was specifically created to allow?the investment management company to deliver institutional-level capabilities to high net worth individuals.
Brad W. Pyles (San Francisco, California) graduated from UCLA with a BA in Business Economics and a Minor in Mathematics. He regularly presents to audiences at investing seminars across the country and currently works as a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments with a focus on Materials and macroeconomic strategy.?Originally from Honolulu, he now lives in San Francisco with his wife. He has been with Fisher Investments since 2001.
Andrew S. Teufel (Woodside, CA) is Co-President and Director of Research at Fisher Investments. He has been with Fisher Investments since 1995 and has been a member of the Investment Policy Committee since 1996. He is responsible for the supervision of the firm's research department. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. as a Corporate Finance Analyst in its Global Technology Group.
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*this book is an excellent introduction to the materials industry. You will learn a lot of vocabulary terms, a lot of interesting factoids, and a lot of interesting stuff in general. If the entire book had confined itself to an introduction, it would have merited 5 stars.
*the rest of the book is not helpful. This is a 'here is how hard things are so you'd better let us do it' type of book verses a serious attempt at teaching. This often involves pages of simple lists of risks, valuation metrics, and strategic attributes, among others, and neglects to mention any specific company as an illustration. Let's repeat that - the security analysis section never mentions a single company.
From the previews on Amazon, apparently all of these books at like this, which is clearly a lost opportunity as a series of books on different industry groups is a truly brilliant idea but Fisher Investments essentially wrote these as the firm's promotional material verses an serious attempt to educate. That's a shame in my view.
Maybe somebody will do it right one day.
Recommendation: If you want to read it, get it from a library.
I have read several of their books. Clearly... they know how to write with clarity for the individual investor. This book is no exception... easy to understand, lots of need to know information... you'll walk away knowing what the "material sector " is all about.