Materials

Fisher Investments Reviews the Materials Sector

Editorial Review from the Back Cover

Following a top-down approach to investing, Fisher Investments on Materials can help you make more informed decisions within today's dynamic Materials sector. Fisher Investments reviews how to determine the better times to invest in Materials stocks, and which materials industries and sub-industries have the potential to perform well in various environments. The global Materials sector is complex, covering multiple sub-industries and countries—each with unique characteristics. Using the framework found here, you can discover how to identify these differences, spot opportunities, and avoid major pitfalls.

Divided into three comprehensive parts—Getting Started, Materials Details, and Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager—Fisher Investments on Materials reviews the following:

  • The entire Materials universe—from metals and mining to chemicals, construction materials, and paper
  • Materials' main drivers—basic materials prices—and provides eight simple questions to help you form an educated opinion on Materials stocks
  • The fifteen sub-industries within the global Materials sector and reveals how they operate
  • Issues unique to Materials stocks—from the importance of emerging markets demand to the effects of supply shortages
  • Top-down investment methodology as well as individual security analysis
  • A five-step process to help differentiate firms in this field—designed to help you identify ones with the greatest probability of outperforming

Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Fisher Investments is a primer for this sector and its industries, helping you make profitable investment decisions—now and in the future. With this book as your guide, you'll gain a global perspective of the Materials sector and discover strategies to help achieve your investing goals.

Published February 3, 2009