Michael Hanson

Six Mistakes Investors Are Likely to Make This Year

By, 01/31/2011

Years at Fisher Investments have taught me the absolute best investors are wrong quite a lot (one reason to believe in the amazing and rejuvenating powers of proper diversification), but being wrong often doesn’t mean you can’t beat the markets consistently, or at the very least achieve your investing goals.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Recovery Ends. Expansion Begins.

By, 01/31/2011

Preliminary US Q4 GDP showed 3.2% annualized growth and pushed the economy to a new high-water mark—inconceivable to many just two short years ago.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Hitting the Mark-to-Market

By, 01/28/2011

The FASB's actions speak louder than the FCIC's words.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

End the Fed

By, 01/27/2011

A political manifesto? Yes, but Ron Paul's book deriding the Fed is also one of the best layperson's primers on central banking in years.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

SOTU: An Acronym Promising Fewer Acronyms

By, 01/27/2011

The President dropped a tempting teaser in his State of the Union address Tuesday night when he discussed deregulation. We've got some ideas of where to start.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Blues’ Clues?

By, 01/26/2011
Subdued US blue chips earnings reports shouldn't surprise—nor necessarily disappoint.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Not-So-Toxic TARP

By, 01/25/2011

Preliminary reports indicate the US Treasury's eight "toxic asset” funds weren't so toxic after all.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Rumored Rulemaking

By, 01/24/2011

The Dodd-Frank financial reform law mandated myriad studies, and they're beginning to roll in—to a chorus of yawns and questions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Chinese Inflation Conundrum

By, 01/21/2011

China's attempt to avoid overheating without imperiling growth is a timely reminder of the diversity of Emerging Markets countries.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

Ho Hum Housing

By, 01/20/2011
The housing market continues to see ups and downs—but we needn't rely on its full recovery to see continued economic growth.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

A Beltway Blue Moon

By, 01/19/2011

A recent executive order seeks to clean house in Washington and hints at a more moderate political climate.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Eyeing the Exit

By, 01/18/2011
Inflation was up in 2010, but 2011 shouldn't bring materially higher prices. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Iberian-Induced Anxiety

By, 01/14/2011
Despite successful auctions by Portugal and Europe's periphery, sovereign debt fears remain. However, the worst-case scenario—a disorderly EMU breakup—remains unlikely in 2011. read more
Brad Pyles
Into Perspective

An Overview of Gold

By, 01/14/2011
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Gold ETFs drove gold's outperformance in the last bull market. But with no such force this time around, gold appears back to its usual bull market underperformance.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Reap What You Sow

By, 01/13/2011
The latest data shows the Chinese government is still trying to find the right balance between growth and too-fast growth.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Circling the Wagons

By, 01/12/2011
Strong demand met the eurozone's first jointly backed bonds to aid Ireland.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Piggy Bank’s Still Intact

By, 01/11/2011
As a new year in sovereign funding gets under way, euro scrutiny may heat up a bit.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Tale of Two Unemployment Rates

By, 01/10/2011
Is unemployment really the paramount economic indicator?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

When Parts Move the Whole

By, 01/07/2011
A few industries, comprising only a fraction of a sector, can have significant impact on overall performance. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

Even Mules Budge

By, 01/06/2011
The recent increase in US payrolls suggests a broader economic recovery may be underway.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Abandoning the Absolute

By, 01/05/2011
The ability to think relatively is one of humanity's great strengths—especially in investing.read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Bull!

By, 01/05/2011

An accessible history of the bull markets spanning the '80s and '90s, but skip the analysis.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

On an Up Note

By, 01/04/2011
2010 looks to have ended on an economic up note.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Resolution Good Enough to Keep

By, 01/03/2011
What should investors take away from 2010? read more

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