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Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Getting Started in Materials Chapter 1: Materials Basics Materials 101 Commodity Pricing Basics The Production Process Chapter 2: A Brief History of Materials The Industrial Revolution Structural Shifts in Metals since the Industrial Revolution Industrialization of the Emerging Markets Chapter 3: Materials Sector Drivers Key Drivers Drivers At Work Case Study: Copper Part 2: Next Steps: Materials Details Chapter 4: Materials Sector Breakdown Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Global Materials Benchmarks Metals & Mining Industry Chemicals Construction Materials Paper & Forest Products Containers & Packaging Chapter 5: Staying Current - Tracking Sector Fundamentals What to Watch Chapter 6: Case Study - The 2003 to 2007 Bull Market in Materials The Backdrop Demand Growth Supply Constraints The Growth of Mergers and Acquisitions Part 3: Thinking Like a Portfolio Manager Chapter 7: The Top Down Method Investing Is a Science The Top-Down Method Top-Down Deconstructed Managing Against a Materials Benchmark Chapter 8: Security Analysis Make Your Selection A Five-Step Process Important Questions to Ask Chapter 9: Materialize Your Portfolio - Investing Strategies Strategy #1: Adding Value at the Industry and Sub-industry Level Strategy #2: Adding Value at the Security Level Strategy #3: Adding Value in a Materials Sector Downturn Strategy #4: Investing In Commodities Appendix A: Materials Sector Resources Appendix B: Top Ten Materials Firms by Industry Notes Glossary About the Authors Index
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Forest products industry.