TELECOM INVESTING STRATEGIES
This chapter covers various investing strategies specifically for a Telecom allocation, building on the knowledge presented in this book. The strategies include:
- Adding value at the sector level
- Adding value at the country or industry level
- Adding value at the security level
Although the strategies presented here are by no means comprehensive, they provide a good starting point to construct a portfolio that can increase your likelihood of outperforming a benchmark. They should also help spur some investment strategy ideas of your own. After all, using this framework to discover information few others have discovered yet is what investing is all about.
Also, these strategies may focus solely on Telecom, but they are meant to be used as part of an overarching strategy for a portfolio managed against a broader benchmark. Some investors may choose to manage a portfolio of only Telecom stocks (or any other single sector). But in our view, for individual investors, managing against a broader benchmark increases both risk management and outperformance opportunities.
STRATEGY 1: ADDING VALUE AT THE SECTOR LEVEL
Consistent with the top-down method, investors must first determine when it is appropriate to overweight or underweight the Telecom sector relative to a broader portfolio benchmark. Some major factors contributing to this decision, covered in depth in Chapter 4, are shown in Table 9.1. Each driver should be considered not on its own, but ...