Sectors and Styles: A New Approach to Outperforming the Market

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Wiley, Apr 27, 2006 - Business & Economics - 262 pages
Discover a proven method for making better investment choices

The actions of politicians, regulators, and economic policy makers have an enormous impact on the financial markets. In Sectors and Styles, author Vincent Catalano offers an investment technique that takes these factors into account. He illustrates how you should index a portion of your stock portfolio to the market, while investing another portion in industry sectors that are likely to outperform the broader market. To determine "hot" sectors, Catalano provides a framework for analyzing government activity, the economy, and market activity. Through proper interpretation of these events, you'll learn how to outperform the markets, while mitigating downside risk.

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VINCENT CATALANO, CFA, is President and Chief Strategist of iViewResearch, LLC, a research and consulting firm that offers advice and management services to investors. The firm provides clients with regular reports on the economy, politics,and the financial markets. Catalano is a past presidentof the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) and served as a director of NYSSA for fifteen years. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter holder and a past President's Council Representative to the CFA Institute (formerly the Association of Investment Management and Research)

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