- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (May 5, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0471758825
- ISBN-13: 978-0471758822
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,553,942 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The world of investing has quickly evolved over the past decade.Politics, the health of the economy, and the actions of the marketshave increasingly influenced the way we invest, and innovations intechnology and the introduction of new financial vehicles haveallowed us to capture profits, while further mitigating downsiderisk. In this type of environment, knowing how to allocateinvestment assets within your portfolio by industries, eco-nomicsectors, and market attributes (such as market capitalization orquality) is crucial.
If you're ready to take advantage of the opportunities presentedby today's markets, then you're ready for, Sectors & Styles.Written for practitioners and serious investors interested indeveloping their money managing skills, Sectors & Stylesexamines how to make investment decisions on an economic sector andinvestment style basis, and illustrates how this approach can leadto the creation and maintenance of a portfolio that will satisfyany investor's needs.
As President and Chief Strategist of iViewResearch, LLCanindependent research and consulting firm that offers advice andmanagement services to professional and individualinvestorsauthorVincent Catalano understands that today'sinvestment arena is a place where change and uncertainty are theonly constants. So to tilt a portfolio in his favor, he uses thesectors and styles approach as the core tool (incorporatingExchange Traded Funds/ETFs for diversification) in an investmentprogram that has proven itself time and again.
In Sectors & Styles, Catalano provides a detailed look atthe approach he's developed by discussing the nuts and bolts ofthis process and the philosophy behind it. Topics coveredinclude:
- The core valuation concepts that determine the intrinsic valueof an asset
- An innovative investment strategy called GEM, which takesgovernment, economic, and market activity into consideration
- The importance of twenty-first-century investment tools, suchas the Internet and ETFs
- The essential elements of an effective portfolio
By adhering to the sound investment principles outlined in thisbook and applying them to a well thought-out investment strategy,you'll be able to construct effective portfolios that willoutperform the markets for yourself or, in the case of financialprofessionals, your clients.
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PRAISE FOR SECTORS & STYLES
"This is a GEM of a book. Catalano has a three-pronged approachto investing: government, economics, and markets. He artfullyblends the dynamics of the information age by combining technology,finance, and ETFs into the construction of diversified portfolios.Subjects covered range from valuation to technical analysis butyou, the investor, play the starring role. Read and enjoy theprocess of investing in the interactive world of the twenty-firstcentury.
Ralph Acampora, CMT, Managing Director, KnightResearch
"With his decades of cutting-edge experience as both aprofessional investor and educator, Catalano has crafted anintelligent, well-reasoned, and easy-to-understand investment guidefor this new, technology-juiced, twenty-first-century frontier,which no serious, active, knowledgeable investor should bewithout.
Philip J. Orlando, CFA, Senior Vice President and SeniorPortfolio Manager, Federated Investors, Inc.
"Catalano offers unique insights into the changing nature oftoday's markets. Investors of all experience levels will find itwell worth the read.
Jason DeSena Trennert, Chief Investment Strategist,International Strategy and Investment Group Inc.
"With twenty-five years' experience in portfolio strategy withboth a U.S. and global perspective, I find sector and style aspectsto be crucial but often overlooked. Catalano does an admirable jobin distilling the key issues. A good read for those with more thana passing interest in investing.
Subodh Kumar, CFA, Managing Director, CIBC WorldMarkets
"At a time when individuals will increasingly be responsible forthe management of their own investments in retirement, no oneshould be without a common man's guide to the most importantprinciples of investment management. With Sectors & Styles,every investor now has the complete tool kit for managing his orher own retirement in the Internet-based world of investing.???
Kathleen Camilli, founder and Principal, CamilliEconomics, LLC
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The book is most beneficial to non-professionals who have a working knowledge of investments. However, professional investors can also benefit from the insights found on these pages. In particular, this book is a wake-up call to those who make their living managing other peoples' money.
When I looked into the author's success as outlined in his weekly newsletter, Sectors and Styles Strategy Report, I saw how focusing on ETFs beat the S&P by nearly 3% in a Model Growth Portfolio year-to-date. Vincent, thanks for revealing the pros secrets.....