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9780470527054

Fisher Investments on Health Care

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470527054

  • ISBN10:

    0470527056

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-03-08
  • Publisher: Wiley

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The definitive guide to investing in the Health Care sectorHealth Care is an ever-changing market, so in order to excel in this arena, you need the tools to better understand the market. Fisher Investments on Health Care has what you need to achieve this goal.This reliable resource provides you with the tools necessary to understand and analyze investment opportunities within the global Health Care sector. Throughout the book, you'll gain a basic understanding of how this sector works, the investment universe of the Health Care sector segmented by industry, pertinent macroeconomic drivers, and challenges facing companies in this area. Contains information that will allow you to successfully invest in various areas of Health Care-from pharmaceuticals, biotech, and research organizations to medical instruments and supplies Offers timely advice for stock selection and includes a discussion of common pitfalls and how to avoid them Delves into a top-down investment methodology as well as individual security analysisFilled with in-depth insights and expert advice, Fisher Investments on Health Care provides a framework for understanding this sector, to help improve your investment endeavors-now and in the future. With this book as your guide, you'll quickly gain a global perspective of investing in the Health Care arena.

Author Biography

Michael Kelly is a Health Care Research Analyst at Fisher Investments. He has a master of science degree in finance from Saint Xavier University and holds the CFA® and CFP® certifications.

Andrew S. Teufel has been with Fisher Investments since 1995, where he currently serves as a Vice Chairman. 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 has lectured at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He is also the Editor in Chief of MarketMinder.com. Andrew is a graduate of UC Berkeley.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Getting Started in Health Carep. 1
Health Care Basicsp. 3
Health Care Basicsp. 5
Health Care Characteristicsp. 7
The US Health Care Systemp. 19
Why Does It Cost So Much?p. 20
Private Versus Publicp. 25
The Regulatory Systemp. 30
US Health Care Reformp. 33
Brief Overview of Health Care Systems by Major Countriesp. 37
Japanp. 38
Germanyp. 42
Francep. 45
United Kingdomp. 48
Chinap. 52
Health Care Sector Driversp. 57
Defensive Nature of Health Carep. 58
Innovation and Patent Expirationsp. 61
Political/Regulatory Developmentsp. 63
Next Steps: Health Care Detailsp. 67
Health Care Sector Breakdownp. 69
Global Industry Classification Standardp. 70
Global Health Care Benchmarksp. 71
Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciencesp. 74
Health Care Equipment & Services Industry Groupp. 90
Health Care Providers & Servicesp. 97
Health Care Facilitiesp. 98
Health Care Servicesp. 99
Managed Health Carep. 102
Health Care Technologyp. 106
Challenges in the Health Care Sectorp. 111
Slowing Growth in Mature Marketsp. 112
Legislation and Regulationp. 115
Responding to Challengesp. 119
Thinking Like a Portfolio Managerp. 127
The Top-Down Methodp. 129
Investing Is a Sciencep. 129
The Top-Down Methodp. 132
Top-Down Deconstructedp. 138
Managing Against a Health Care Benchmarkp. 145
Security Analysisp. 151
Make Your Selectionp. 152
A Five-Step Processp. 153
Important Questions to Askp. 161
Make Your Portfolio ôHealthyöp. 169
Adding Value at the Industry and Sub-Industry Levelp. 170
Adding Value at the Security Levelp. 176
Adding Value in a Health Care Sector Downturnp. 176
How to Implement Your Strategyp. 177
Appendix Reference Materialp. 181
Notesp. 187
About the Authorsp. 193
Indexp. 195
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