Fisher Investments on Health Care

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Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors,regions, or other components of the global stock market. While thisguide is specifically on Health Care, the basic investmentmethodology is applicable ...

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Overview

The Fisher Investments On series is designed to provideindividual investors, students, and aspiring investmentprofessionals the tools necessary to understand and analyzeinvestment opportunities—primarily for investing in globalstocks.

Each guide is an easily accessible primer to economic sectors,regions, or other components of the global stock market. While thisguide is specifically on Health Care, the basic investmentmethodology is applicable for analyzing any global sector,regardless of the current macroeconomic environment.

Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investmentson Heath Care can help you make more informed decisions within theHealth Care sector. It skillfully addresses how to determineoptimal times to invest in Health Care stocks and which Health Careindustries have the potential to perform well in variousenvironments.

Divided into three comprehensive parts—Getting Started,Health Care Details, and Thinking Like a PortfolioManager—Fisher Investments on Health Care:

  • Explains some of the sector's key macro drivers—like itsdefensive characteristics, economic cycles, and investorsentiment
  • Shows how to capitalize on a wide array of macro conditions andindustry-specific features to help you form an opinion on each ofthe industries within the sector
  • Takes you through the major components of the industries withinthe global Health Care sector and reveals how they operate
  • Offers investment strategies to help you determine when and howto overweight specific industries within the sector
  • Outlines a five-step process to help differentiate firms in thisfield—designed to help you identify ones with the greatestprobability of outperforming

Filled with in-depth insights, Fisher Investments on Health Careprovides a framework for understanding this sector and itsindustries to help you make better investment decisions—nowand in the future. With this book as your guide, you can gain aglobal perspective of the Health Care sector and discoverstrategies to help achieve your investing goals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470527054
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/8/2011
  • Series: Fisher Investments Press Series, #18
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 206
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kelly is a Health Care Research Analyst at FisherInvestments. He has a master of science degree in finance fromSaint Xavier University and holds the CFA® and CFP®certifications.

Andrew S. Teufel has been with Fisher Investments since1995, where he currently serves as a Vice Chairman. Prior tojoining Fisher Investments, he worked at Bear Stearns as acorporate finance analyst in its Global Technology Group. Andrewalso instructs at many seminars and educational workshopsthroughout the United States and United Kingdom, and has lecturedat the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is also theEditor in Chief of MarketMinder.com. Andrew is a graduate of UCBerkeley.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I Getting Started in Health Care.

Chapter 1 Health Care Basics.

Health Care Basics.

Health Care Characteristics.

Chapter 2 The US Health Care System.

Why Does It Cost So Much?

Private Versus Public.

The Regulatory System.

US Health Care Reform.

Chapter 3 Brief Overview of Health Care Systems by MajorCountries.

Japan.

Germany.

France.

United Kingdom.

China.

Chapter 4 Health Care Sector Drivers.

Defensive Nature of Health Care.

Innovation and Patent Expirations.

Political/Regulatory Developments.

Part II Next Steps: Health Care Details.

Chapter 5 Health Care Sector Breakdown.

Global Industry Classification Standard.

Global Health Care Benchmarks.

Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences.

Health Care Equipment & Services Industry Group.

Health Care Providers & Services.

Health Care Facilities.

Health Care Services.

Managed Health Care.

Health Care Technology.

Chapter 6 Challenges in the Health Care Sector.

Slowing Growth in Mature Markets.

Legislation and Regulation.

Responding to Challenges.

Part III Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager.

Chapter 7 The Top-Down Method.

Investing Is a Science.

The Top-Down Method.

Top-Down Deconstructed.

Managing Against a Health Care Benchmark.

Chapter 8 Security Analysis.

Make Your Selection.

A Five-Step Process.

Important Questions to Ask.

Chapter 9 Make Your Portfolio “Healthy”.

Strategy 1: Adding Value at the Industry and Sub-IndustryLevel.

Strategy 2: Adding Value at the Security Level.

Strategy 3: Adding Value in a Health Care Sector Downturn.

How to Implement Your Strategy.

Appendix Reference Material.

Notes.

About the Authors.

Index.

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