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Fishers Investments on Industrials

  • An in-depth look at the global Industrials sector investment universe including conglomerates, machinery producers, electrical equipment manufacturers, defense contractors, railroads, and more
  • Tips and tools for security analysis and portfolio management
  • A useful guide for investing in any market condition...
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Fishers Investments on Industrials

  • An in-depth look at the global Industrials sector investment universe including conglomerates, machinery producers, electrical equipment manufacturers, defense contractors, railroads, and more
  • Tips and tools for security analysis and portfolio management
  • A useful guide for investing in any market condition

Foreword by New York Times bestselling author Ken Fisher

The fourth installment of the Fisher Investments On series is an all-encompassing guide to understanding and analyzing investment opportunities within the global Industrials sector.

With this book as your guide, you can quickly become familiar with how the investment universe of the Industrials sector is segmented by industries, their respective macroeconomic drivers, and the challenges facing companies in this sector. Additionally, there are discussions regarding the global infrastructure market—which cover the drivers and risks behind investment, the benefits to the Industrials sector, and ways to participate in this boom—as well as a look at specific security analysis techniques that have proven effective within this arena.

You don't have to be a professional to successfully invest in the Industrials sector—but you do need to be prepared. Fisher Investments on Industrials can get you up to speed in this area and help you make the most of your time in this market.

About Fisher Investments Press
Fisher Investments Press brings the research, analysis, and market intelligence of Fisher Investments' research team, headed by CEO and New York Times bestselling author Ken Fisher, to all investors. The Press covers a range of investing and market-related topics for a wide audience—from novices to enthusiasts to professionals.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470452288
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/17/2009
  • Series: Fisher Investments Press Series , #5
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Matt Schrader is an Industrials analyst for Fisher Investments. He is also a contributing columnist for Matt is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. Originally from Marin County, California, he currently resides in San Francisco.

Andrew S. Teufel has been with Fisher Investments since 1995 where he currently serves as a Co-President and the Director of Research. Prior to joining Fisher Investments, he worked at Bear Stearns as a corporate finance analyst in its Global Technology Group. Andrew also instructs at many seminars and educational workshops throughout the United States and United Kingdom, and lectures at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is also the Editor in Chief of Andrew is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

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Table of Contents




Part 1: Getting Started in Industrials.

Chapter 1: Industrials Basics.

Industrials Basics.

Industrials Characteristics.

The Modern Production Process.

Chapter 2: History of Modern Manufacturing.

The Advancement of Trade and Investment.

The Rise of Asia and Changes in the Manufacturing Landscape.

The State of US Manufacturing.

Chapter 3: Industrials Sector Drivers.

Corporate Spending.

Government Spending.

Part 2: Next Steps: Industrials Details.

Chapter 4: Industrials Sector Breakdown.

Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS).

Global Industrials Benchmarks.

Capital Goods Industry Group.


Commercial & Professional Services.

Chapter 5: Staying Current: Tracking Sector Fundamentals.

What to Watch.

Corporate and Government Spending Related Metrics.

Industry Specific Indicators.

Chapter 6: The Infrastructure Market.

A Very Big Market.

Infrastructure Investment Drivers.

Risks to Infrastructure Growth.

Participating in the Infrastructure Boom.

Part 3: Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager.

Chapter 7: The Top Down Method.

Investing Is a Science.

Einstein's Brain and the Stock Market.

The Top-Down Method.

Top-Down Deconstructed.

Managing Against a Industrials Benchmark.

Chapter 8: Security Analysis.

Make Your Selection.

A Five-Step Process.

Important Questions to Ask.

Chapter 9: Allocating your “Capital Good”.

Strategy #1: Adding Value at the Industry Level.

Strategy #2: Adding Value at the Security Level.

Strategy #3: Industrials Sector Downturn.

How to Implement Your Strategy.

Appendix: Industrials Websites and Data Sources.



About the Authors.


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