Sector Investing

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Sector investing is a powerful investment strategy. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector at the right time. You can also make money even when the overall market is tanking. In fact, this study says you are missing opportunities if you not sector investing.

In case you are not famiiar, what is sector investing?

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Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

High-potential diversified portfolios can be constructed by dividing assets among a group of sector funds. This approach gives the investor flexibility to over-weight or under-weight certain sectors versus broadly diversified indexes. 'Sector funds are too risky.' 'I doubled my money with Fidelity Select Technology in 12 months!' 'Avoid sector funds.' If all of this sounds confusing, you are not alone.

Sector Mutual Funds: How to Pick Winning Sector Funds and Avoid Losers

If you are looking to earn great returns from the stock market sector mutual funds are right up your alley. Sophisticated investors recognize the potential sector mutual funds offer and know how to make such funds work for them. You can consistently beat the market by investing in the right sector mutual fund at the right time. In fact, you can make money even in bear markets.

Sector ETFs: Invest in the Best Sector ETF Consistently

Sector ETFs are among the most potent investment vehicles that allow individual investors to exploit advantages previously available only to large institutions. You can beat the market by investing in the right sector ETF at the right time. In fact, you can actually make money even when the overall market is tanking. However all too often, investors use sector ETFs inappropriately and get their fingers burnt.

E-commerce ETF and E-commerce Fund: Two Investments to Profit from Guaranteed Growth

During times when sustained growth of the U. S. economy appears less than certain, e-commerce ETF and e-commerce fund represent two investments that can deliver solid gains from virtually assured growth of the e-commerce industry. According to Forrester Research, the U. S. e-commerce industry grew 12.6% in 2010 to $176 billion. The market research firm expects the U.… Read More »

Fidelity Select Chemicals and Chemical ETFs: Why Invest?

Fidelity Select Chemicals and Chemical ETFs look attractive, as potential for margins to widen and deal activity to provide abnormal returns sustain the leadership of chemical stocks. Selected groups in the consumer discretionary and technology sectors like auto and computers led the way in 2009 as stock prices started to recover from the Great Recession. In 2010, the… Read More »

Alternative Energy Mutual Funds and ETFs – Fidelity Investments and FSLEX

Fidelity Investments is now offering investors a way to invest in the alternative energy group by extending the investment objective of a Fidelity Select fund. Sensing stronger demand from investors to invest in alternative energy ideas following BP’s (BP) oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and Massey Energy’s (MEE) coal mine disaster in West Virginia, Fidelity has… Read More »

Energy Stocks: Best Way to Invest to Profit from 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

The energy industry is very much in the news after Deepwater Horizon, a drilling unit owned by Transocean (RIG) exploded on April 20, 2010. Damage from the resulting oil spill, the largest in U.S. offshore drilling, could exceed $50 billion. The U. S. Government has named BP (BP) as the responsible party in the incident. Shares of both… Read More »

Sector Funds: Best, Worst, and Mid-Year 2010 Stock Market Outlook

The past 45 days have brought about an abrupt change in the markets. After being in a phase of never-wanting-to-go-down from February through April, markets around the globe have turned south in a hurry. Steep losses in equity prices since late April have put most of the markets around the world in the red for the year. In… Read More »

Auto and Auto Part Stocks: Autoliv, Penske Auto, and Five More Ways to Play the Turnaround

The financial crisis took a toll on 2009 US auto sales pushing them below 1982 levels. At the depth of the recession, auto sales slumped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of just 9.2 million a year, nearly 44% lower than the pre-recession level of nearly 16.5 million units in 2007. While cash-for-clunkers provided the initial boost late… Read More »

Using Sector Funds to Construct Diversified Mutual Fund Portfolios

High-potential diversified portfolios can be constructed by dividing assets among a group of sector funds. This approach gives the investor flexibility to over-weight or under-weight certain sectors versus broadly diversified indexes. Sector funds are too risky.’ ‘I doubled my money with Fidelity Select Technology in 12 months!’ ‘Avoid sector funds.’ If all of this sounds confusing, you are… Read More »

Why Fidelity Mutual Funds

Fidelity Investments offers sector funds under the Fidelity Select fund umbrella. We prefer these Fidelity sector funds for the following reasons: Fidelity Sector Fund Choices After pioneering the sector investing concept in 1981, Fidelity Investments has expanded the Fidelity Select funds to span 7 sector groups. Each sector group has one broad sector fund and several industry-specific funds.… Read More »

Sector Investing: Sector Funds and Sector Rotation

Sector investing harnesses the potential of sector funds through sector rotation to create wealth. Sector funds focus their equity investments within a specific sector or industry of the economy. Stock prices of companies within a sector or industry move together due to causal factors. Examples of such factors include introduction of new technologies or products, changes in consumer… Read More »

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