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Series 6

Unit 2 Strategies

Quantitative Risk Management Involves info about the markets, securities, interest rates, current economic conditions and the co. and indurstries themselves. Top down=gernal market cond, interest rates & price. Bottom up=direct assesment of stocks performance of 3,000+
Defensive Investment Strategies A method of portfolio allocation and management aimed at minimizing the risk of losing principal. Defensive investors place a high percentage of thier investable assets in bonds, cash equivalents and stocks that are less volatile than average.
Aggressive Investment Strategy A method of portfolio allocation and management aimed at achieving maximum return. Aggressive investors place a high percentage of their investable assets in equity securities and a far lower % in safer debt sec and cash = and persue aggressive policies.
Balanced Strategy Mixed portfolio that holds securities of different types.
Beta Means of measuring the volatility of a sec or port of sec in comp w/ market as whole.
Beta Numbers Beta of 1 indicates that the sec's price will move w/ the market. A beta >1 indicates that the sec's price will be more volatile than the market. A beta< 1 means that it will be -volatile than the market.
Growth Portfolio Focus on stocks of co whose earning are growing faster than most other stocks and are expected to continue to do so.
Value Portfolio Concentrate on undervalued or out of favor securities whose price is low relative to the company's earning or book value and whose earning prospects are believed to be unattractive by investors and securities analyst.
Created by: ericjrolon