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Healthcare Investing: Profiting from the New World of Pharma, Biotech, and Health Care Services (McGraw-Hill Finance & Investing) Hardcover – January 6, 2009
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A prescription for profiting in a multitrillion-dollar industry
The health care market is huge, solid, and growing at the rate of inflation, which suggests above-average returns in the future. Due to its complex structure, it is prone to mispricings that savvy investors can clean up on. And because health care products are generally inelastic, the market is particularly suited to weather economic storms.
If you haven't fully explored your investment options in health care, now is the time to do so.
Health-Care Investing provides a complete overview of the market, giving you the perspective you need to make the right investing decisions the first time around. Divided into two parts, it offers macro views of events that have shaped the industry, along with key information about specific investment options you can use to build your strategy. Inside, you'll find everything you need to know, including
- Key players and market trends
- Emerging technologies and services
- Upcoming changes in domestic health care policies
- Global issues affecting the state of the industry
- Value and price drivers in each sector
This thorough and engaging guide contains a unique section listing 18 factors you can use to direct your investments for maximum profit.
From choosing the most suitable investment sector to picking the best stocks, you will find vast profits in the health care market if you have the most accurate, up-to-date information. Health Care Investing will ensure long-term health for your portfolio.
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Top Customer Reviews
Les Funtleyder takes on a rather daunting task: explain everything there is to know about investing in healthcare within a brief 259 pages. I have mixed feelings about his success in accomplishing this goal. While this book has plenty of merit, its good points are countered by some whopping downsides.
Most healthcare literature is purely about political, administrative, or moral dilemmas, but few sources are purely directed at investment as this. I like the unique, business-minded approach this book takes. The front end of is loaded with facts and statistics relevant to this country's health care crisis. Les does a fair job educating the reader on healthcare's current systemic challenges, and outlines the big game played between the ill, providers of treatment, and the private and governmental insurers. Overall he does a terrific job presenting a great deal of topics in laymen's terms, avoiding most of the technical jargon used in the field. Furthermore, this book is thoroughly researched with an excellent bibliography for further reading. A professional like myself would probably be compelled to look up a few of those sources.
The biggest downside of this book is that it does not have the guts to name names - it does not mention specific companies!Read more ›
Basic coverage of the healthcare profession, healthcare reform, malpractice, innovations, SEC rules, health insurance companies, more fluff than meat. You may learn as much, if not more, surfing the web for the same answers, that is, if you're looking for those mundane details; picked up from the cited titles in the footnotes. The title should not include "Investing," more like elementary topics of...Though the author does cover some valid subject matter pertaining to valuation and how companies spend on R&D and various aspects in the field, it is barely enough to justify the book's value...door stop.
You'd be much better off reading "Biotechnology Valuation" by Karl D. Keegan & "Valuation in Life Sciences, A Practical Guide" by Boris Bogdan & Ralph Villiger. Titles that more thoroughly discuss valuation & proper assessment in trading biotechs. How to determine company value, cash flows, profitability in various stages of stock issuance and future growth continuity. More a GARP (growth at reasonable prices) Graham and Dodd type analysis.
It is best to research how companies are utilizing share holder capital in R&D (research & development) reflecting high success percentage rates of the funds, income & revenue generated per employee, history of pipeline approvals & continued developmental research of new pipelines (in various phase trial stages), thus creating opportunities for expansion and market dominance over its peers, in order to continue current and future growth.
I look forward to the author's next book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am not a sophisticated investor, just your aveage guy who trys to learn more about managing his own investments, and I learned almost nothing from this book.. Read morePublished on July 21, 2014 by Scott James
As President Obama is trying to reform health care, there is no better time to familiarize ourselves with investment opportunities in the health care sector. Read morePublished on August 12, 2009 by Mariusz Skonieczny