Fisher Investments on Emerging Markets (Fisher Investments Press Series)

Overview

The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provideindividual investors, aspiring investment professionals, andstudents the tools necessary to understand and analyze investmentopportunities—primarily for investing in global stocks. Eachguide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions,or other components of the global stock market. While this guidespecifically focuses on emerging markets, the basic investmentmethodology is applicable for analyzing any global equity category,regardless of the ...

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Overview

The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provideindividual investors, aspiring investment professionals, andstudents the tools necessary to understand and analyze investmentopportunities—primarily for investing in global stocks. Eachguide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors, regions,or other components of the global stock market. While this guidespecifically focuses on emerging markets, the basic investmentmethodology is applicable for analyzing any global equity category,regardless of the current macroeconomic environment.

Following a top-down approach to investing, FisherInvestments on Emerging Markets can help you make more informeddecisions, specifically within this dynamic category. Opening withan engaging overview of emerging markets, this book then provides ahistorical perspective of the major emerging market regions, withemphasis on the economic, political, and sentiment drivers thathave shaped the investing landscape.

Armed with this essential information, you'll then beintroduced to tools and techniques for investing in emergingmarkets. Fisher Investments on Emerging Markets:

  • Covers the types of instruments and strategies emerging marketsinvestors might use and the common challenges they will likelyface
  • Discusses the development of portfolio drivers, a critical stepin determining the areas of the market expected to performdifferently than the whole
  • Provides a look at today's emerging markets and explores whichcountries and sectors have the most influence
  • Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate emergingmarkets firms—designed to help you identify ones with thegreatest probability of outperforming

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, FisherInvestments on Emerging Markets provides a framework forunderstanding this field and can help you make better investmentdecisions—now and in the future. With this book as yourguide, you can gain a better perspective on emerging markets anddiscover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470452363
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/14/2009
  • Series: Fisher Investments Press Series, #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Austin B. Fraser is a research analyst at Fisher Investments with a focus on emerging markets and macroeconomic strategy. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Cambridge Associates in Washington, D.C., as a research associate. He graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a BA in history. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, he now resides in San Francisco.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I Going Backward to Move Forward.

Chapter 1 The Five Ws of Emerging Markets.

Who or What?

Where?

When?

The Most Important Question—Why?

But How?

Chapter 2 Lions, Tigers & Dragons, Oh My!

Roar of the Tigers.

To the Brink of Extinction—The Asian Financial Crisis.

Crisis Causes.

Lessons and Legacies.

The Dragon Unleashed.

The History of China's Stock Market—A Lesson in Supply andDemand.

Chapter 3 Latin America and the Vagaries of Boom andBust.

The Political Economy of Latin America.

Till Debt Do Us Part—The 1982 Crisis.

The Tequila Crisis.

Chapter 4 From the Ruble of the Iron Curtain to theLegacy of Apartheid.

The Ruble of the Iron Curtain.

The Wild, Wild East.

Crisis Strikes Again—The 1998 Ruble Crisis.

Putin and the Modern Soviet State.

The Legacy of Apartheid—Race and Markets.

Part II Developing an Emerging Markets Strategy.

Chapter 5 From the Past to Today—How to ApproachEmerging Markets.

Prelude to a Portfolio: Choosing a Benchmark.

Getting Started: Emerging Markets Today.

The Best Wayt to Think about Emerging Markets.

Putting It Together: The Top-Down Method.

Top-Down Deconstructed.

Examples of Quantitative Factor Screenings. 

Chapter 6 Developing Portfolio Drivers.

The Importance of Portfolio Drivers in Emerging Markets.

The Proper Perspective.

Identifying Portfolio Drivers.

Translating Drivers Into Portfolio Allocation Decisions.

An Illustration in Analyzing Portfolio Drivers—BrazilDuring the 2003-2007 Bull Market.

What Can Drive Emerging Markets as a Category.

Getting Information to Develop Drivers.

Chapter 7 Security Analysis.

Make Your Selection.

A Five-Step Process.

Other Important Questions to Ask.

Chapter 8 Putting it Together.

Two Initial Considerations.

Instruments for Investing in Emerging Markets.

Common Challenges and Risks.

The Future—Frontier Markets.

Notes.

About the Author.

Index.

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