An investment strategy which first finds the best sectors or industries to invest in, and then searches for the best companies within those sectors or industries. This investing strategy begins with a look at the overall economic picture and then narrows it down to sectors, industries and companies that are expected to perform well. Analysis of the fundamentals of a given security is the final step.

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You should try and see if using a top-down method will make things easier for you in the long term future.

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While objections on the ground held some validity it was important to remember that a top-down view yielded a different perspective.

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Instead of relying on the prowess of its stock-pickers, the fund took a top-down approach, issuing new sector and industry weightings each target.

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