Opportunity Investing: How To Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, ... and Every Time in Between
- By Gerald Appel
- Published Sep 1, 2006 by FT Press.
- Copyright 2007
- Dimensions: 6x9
- Pages: 384
- Edition: 1st
- ISBN-10: 0-13-172129-1
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-172129-6
- eBook (Watermarked)
- ISBN-10: 0-13-613683-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-13-613683-5
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Gerald Appel is a world famous author and lecturer. A frequent guest on television and radio, he has appeared on Wall Street Week with Louis Ruykeyser and his articles and/or articles about him have appeared in Money Magazine, Barron’s, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities Magazine, Stocks Futures and Options Magazine, Wealth Magazine, the New York Times, Forbes, Kiplinger’s Magazine, and elsewhere. He is the founder of Signalert Corporation, an investment advisory firm that manages more than $350 million in client assets and is the author of numerous books and articles regarding investment strategies, including Technical Analysis: Power Tools for the Active Investor (Financial Times Prentice Hall, 2005).
“A guide that will turn readers into smart and savvy investors. Appel, author of several successful books on investing and editor of the leading technical analysis publication Systems and Forecasts, offers readers even more hot investment tips in his latest offering. Here, he shows readers how to read and recognize the economic climate, and demonstrates how to invest accordingly. After teaching how to understand the character of the market, Appel offers tried-and-true strategies that will help you make high-return, low-risk investments using mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and real investment trusts. He also provides solid advice on how to invest in foreign markets, taking advantage of often overlooked investment opportunities abroad. Investments in real estate, precious metals and other commodities also receive coverage, and Appel offers useful web resources for further research. The author has more than 40 years of experience, and his love of teaching the trade is conveyed through his enthusiasm and thorough explanations. Both amateurs and experienced investors who are looking for a competitive edge will appreciate this information-packed guide to making wise investments in any economic climate.” --Kirkus Reports
In Opportunity Investing, you are shown which investments provide the best returns in varying economic climates, how to recognize and take advantage of investment opportunities overseas as well as investment opportunities within the United States. Specific strategies for identifying the strongest mutual funds and stock market sectors are provided, as well as strategies for periods when interest rates either rise or fall. Tools are provided to identify periods when stocks and/or other investment options are likely to advance, periods when market outlooks are more cloudy, and strategies that suggest changes in portfolio allocation that may be made accordingly. Other areas discussed include real estate, precious metals and other commodities, and investments that bring in high and steady levels of income.
34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Practical Investing Guide for Self-directed Investors,
This review is from: Opportunity Investing: How To Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, ... and Every Time in Between (Hardcover)Gerald Appel is a well-known author, technical analyst (and developer of the Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator) who has written a practical guide to investing while dispelling a number of Wall Street myths on along the way. His book's purpose is to help readers who have limited time on their hands become active intelligent investors, as well as to help those individuals who are willing to put in more time and effort.
In the book, Appel covers specifically which vehicles to invest in, the timing of the buys and sells, and how to construct a portfolio that is diversified and balanced based on the individual's age and financial situation. Throughout the book, he stresses the importance of active, informed, self-directed investing instead of the out-of-date and risky buy and hold approach which "may or may not service investors purposes in the future."
The author suggests that investors focus not only on the U.S. stock market, but also on the... Read more
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Important Investment Guide for the Novice and Expert alike,
This review is from: Opportunity Investing: How To Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, ... and Every Time in Between (Hardcover)Being a financial advisor, I've come across books that range from the very basic to the ridiculous.
Appel's book, although more conventional then his previous titles, lays out a comprehensive, although extremely practical and relevant strategy for 1) understanding how the markets both stocks and bonds work and 2) giving the investor various options to use that although do involve time and some monitoring, provide a solid blue-print step by step guide that will allow them to more intelligently invest with their hard-earned assets while reducing risk where possible.
Moreover, the combination of fundamental and technical analysis in security selection allows the investor to capitalize on both areas of the market that are affected by emotional factors (external events) but also takes advantage of proven technical and analytical strategies that in the long-haul will give the investor above market gains.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A Step beyond Asset Allocation and Annual Rebalancing,
This review is from: Opportunity Investing: How To Profit When Stocks Advance, Stocks Decline, Inflation Runs Rampant, Prices Fall, Oil Prices Hit the Roof, ... and Every Time in Between (Hardcover)For all of us that are interested in taking a more active role in our investments, the processes in this book are a good next step. There is a rare balance of acceptance of risk and potential gain in the author's suggested quarterly re-allocation method. The method is not a "read the market" approach, which virtually no one can do consistently, if at all. It is rather a method to use recent fund performance as a purchase / reallocation guideline for short periods of time (as in quarterly). It is definitely not for everyone, because of the quarterly attention required. A very good incremental step in a maturing investor's education.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: New Opportunities xix
Chapter 1: The Myth of Buy and Hold 1
Chapter 2: Putting Together a Winning Portfolio 29
Chapter 3: Selecting Mutual Funds Most Likely to Succeed 57
Chapter 4: Income Investing–Safer and Steady . . . But Watch Out for the Pitfalls 95
Chapter 5: Securing Junk Bond Yields at Treasury Bond Risk 133
Chapter 6: The Wonderful World of Exchange-Traded Funds 153
Chapter 7: A Three-Pronged Approach to Timing the Markets 179
Chapter 8: Time Cycles, Market Breadth, and Bottom-Finding Strategies 205
Chapter 9: Cashing In on the Real Estate Boom—Investing in REITs 229
Chapter 10: Opportunities Abroad–Investing from Brazil to Britain 251
Chapter 11: How to Get the Most from Closed-End Mutual Funds 283
Chapter 12: Inflation–Coexisting and Even Profiting with Inflation 301
Chapter 13: Reviewing Our Array of Opportunity Strategies 315
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