Sector rotation

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Sector rotation

An active asset management strategy certain sectors, that tactically overweights and underweights depending on expected performance. Sometimes called rotation.
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Sector Rotation

An investment strategy in which a portfolio overweights or underweights certain sectors in accordance with expected performance. Sector rotation is a form of active investment management; the portfolio manager observes market trends and alters the composition of the portfolio in order to earn the highest possible return. Sector rotation is fairly high risk, as a portfolio's systematic overweighting and underweighting means that is not efficiently diversified. See also: Markowitz portfolio theory.
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sector rotation

An investment strategy involving the movement of investments from one industry sector to another in an attempt to beat the market. For example, an investor might rotate investments among consumer durables, technology, and energy securities as economic fundamentals and valuations in each of these sectors change. Also called group rotation.
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Sector rotation.

Sector rotation refers to the shifting of investments among different sectors of the economy.

At any given time, certain sectors will be performing better than others. Investment managers use sector rotation strategies to capitalize on the current economic cycle and maximize profits.

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Kennedy was informally using sector rotation, an approach many professional investors employ to gain an edge.
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These positive indicators, coupled with a "sector rotation" by investors into defensive sectors like health and medical care stocks as the bear market took hold, helped give J & J's stock a double-digit boost in both 2000 and 2001--and allowed Larsen in 2002 to turn over the CEO reins with his head held high.
In addition, weakening global GDP growth, waning consumer demand, doubts about US and EU manufacturing strength and possible future interest rate rises all suggest scope for some sector rotation in favour of defensives generally.