Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Some Perspective on the Dip

By, 01/30/2013

US GDP growth took a breather according to Wednesday’s advance report. But under the hood, signs of strength remain intact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Previewing Italy’s Election

By, 01/29/2013

Silvio Berlusconi’s potential comeback bid may add some drama as Italy’s election draws near, but pro-euro politicians look most likely to emerge victorious.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

On David Cameron’s Vision for Europe

By, 01/29/2013

In a landmark speech, UK Prime Minister David Cameron drew a blueprint for nations that like the EU’s single market but not its bureaucracy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Mutually Assured Devaluation?

By, 01/28/2013

Talk of competitive devaluations and currency wars seem to be en vogue lately. Let’s take a closer look at recent history and the underlying theory.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Doubling Up Deadlines

By, 01/25/2013

Thursday’s debt ceiling deal introduces a few more arbitrary deadlines for Congress to contend with in the months ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Pease Takes a Piece

By, 01/24/2013

Charitably-minded folks may want to plan ahead this year: Charitable donations made in 2013 (and thereafter) may no longer be deductible.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Tax Follies in the EU

By, 01/23/2013

The latest on the EU’s financial transaction and carbon tax follies. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

China’s Soft Liftoff

By, 01/22/2013

Recent Chinese data show the country isn’t without economic problems, but a hard landing doesn’t appear to be among them.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Catching Housing Tailwinds

By, 01/18/2013

Housing data’s shown improvement of late, which may provide an incremental tailwind for the already resilient US economy moving forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Checking in on Spain

By, 01/17/2013

With economic competitiveness improving and sovereign yields staying manageable, Spain’s decision to reject a bailout seems to be working out ok so far.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Pitching a Fit(ch)

By, 01/16/2013

There are some great pairs in US politics: Republicans and Democrats, the House of Representatives and the Senate, debt ceiling debates and threats of a credit rating downgrade.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Shinzo Abe’s Unstimulating Stimulus

By, 01/15/2013

Japan’s new $117 billion stimulus package may provide a short-term boost, but it doesn’t address Japan’s long-running economic issues.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Lower for Longer

By, 01/14/2013

A broader look at the affordability of US debt shows a crisis isn’t likely any time soon.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Planes and Automobiles

By, 01/11/2013

Air traffic and auto sales are just two additional  indicators highlighting a healthier than perceived global economy.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Jan. 13-19, 2013

By, 01/11/2013

Chinese economic growth and the first foray of December and Q4 economic figures are set for next week’s reports.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The Other Fightin’ Irish

By, 01/10/2013

Ireland is getting ever-closer to returning to debt markets—setting it up for a potentially satisfying 2013-2014 season.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Fed’s Commemorative Coin Collection

By, 01/09/2013

According to some, a $1 trillion platinum coin wouldn’t just be a sight to be seen—it’d be a solution for the US debt ceiling.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

A Break in the Regulatory Clouds

By, 01/08/2013

Central bank chiefs eased a key provision of the Basel III banking standards, which should help ease ongoing regulatory uncertainty.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Seven Things That Didn’t Happen in 2012

By, 01/04/2013

With 2012 in the rearview, a look back at widely prognosticated things that didn’t happen.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Jan. 6-12, 2013

By, 01/04/2013

Chinese new yuan loans, US crop yields and a number reports on trade and industrial production globally are due in the week ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Out With the Old, In With the Same Old

By, 01/03/2013

Congress reached a last-minute fiscal cliff-averting deal—which effectively sets us up for a similar conversation in just a couple months.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Do You Hear the People Sing?

By, 01/01/2013

Thanks to France’s Constitutional Council, incomes over €1 million won’t be taxed at 75% in 2013, but President François Hollande may try again for 2014.

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