Introduction: New Opportunities xix
Chapter 1: The Myth of Buy and Hold 1
Chapter 2: Putting Together a Winning Portfolio 29Chapter 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 283Chapter 12: Inflation-Coexisting and Even Profiting with Inflation 301
Chapter 13: Reviewing Our Array of Opportunity Strategies 315Index 335
Readers 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. Readers will learn which forms of investment produce the best returns depending upon the general market climate. And finally, specific areas of investment are supplemented with strategies for retirement investment. Although ample information is provided for readers to make use of the investment suggestions discussed in the book, websites are referenced that are available for further information and education. Recommended strategies are backed with research studies of past real time performance. Areas covered include foreign stocks and bonds as well as domestic securities, real estate, commodities, government issues, open and closed end mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs) and more.
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