Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

A Highly Speculative Bet on the Indirect

By, 02/28/2011

While many opine about oil's potential impact on US growth, the reality is the relationship isn't as direct as many assume.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Do As I Say, Not As I Do

By, 02/25/2011

Three books highlight a few problems with expert investing advice.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

Indicator Acrophobia

By, 02/25/2011

Investors should take a cue from stock markets and ignore when indexes hover at round number thresholds.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Oil’s Ominous Overhang?

By, 02/24/2011

As oil prices rise, many speculate about the future using comparisons to recent history. But it's important to keep historical comparisons in perspective when making forward-looking decisions.

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Brad Pyles
The Big Picture

Inside Increasing Global Grain Prices

By, 02/23/2011

A look at what's driven global grain prices higher recently.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Unrest at Oil's Door

By, 02/23/2011

Unrest in Libya could have a material impact on global energy supplies and prices.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

When 777.7% Doesn’t Equal Growth

By, 02/22/2011

Japanese protectionism plays a large role in the country's economic malaise. But reforms—including greater openness and free trade—could help buoy economic growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Fearing Foodflation

By, 02/18/2011

Recent food price increases have many fearing inflation. But foodflation and inflation aren't necessarily one and the same.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Ich Bin Ein NYSE Berliner

By, 02/17/2011

Acquisitions of American icons by foreign competitors shouldn't be viewed with patriotic disdain—consolidation is a normal and necessary part of success in the increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Dollar on the Decline?

By, 02/16/2011

Neither the yuan—nor any other currency—will upstage dollar dominance anytime soon.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

A Budget Battle

By, 02/15/2011

President Obama revealed his 2012 budget Monday—and true to form, lawmakers are already bristling over proposed spending cuts and tax increases.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Vaguely Reforming Their Fannie

By, 02/14/2011

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner presented three proposals for reforming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Friday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Egyptian Flip-Flop

By, 02/11/2011

Unrest in Egypt continues, but don't overestimate its potential to impact global markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Merlin’s Unintended Magic

By, 02/10/2011

Regulations and agreements like the UK's Project Merlin may make unhappy taxpayers feel better, but they're more likely to do harm than address the actual issues.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

How to Read the Wall Street Journal

By, 02/10/2011
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Did Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal improve the paper, or lower its bar further toward the lowest common denominator?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

New Lunar Year, Same Rising Inflation

By, 02/09/2011

China increased interest rates again in its ongoing battle with rising inflation.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Vaguely Inconclusive

By, 02/08/2011

The EU held an economic summit last week—but concrete results were lacking, with dissent across the board.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

2011: A Sentiment Tug-of-War

By, 02/07/2011

The bull market looks likely to continue in 2011 but with important differences from the past two years.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Distribution or Inflation?

By, 02/04/2011

Sharp food price swings are stoking inflation in some countries, but monetary policy likely isn't the answer.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

More With Less

By, 02/03/2011

Growth continues to surge in the US thanks to increasing productivity.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

That Four-Letter Word

By, 02/02/2011

The US government may currently be in deep debt, but it's not necessarily a cause for alarm.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Egyptian Unrest

By, 02/01/2011

Tensions in Egypt escalated over the weekend as riots continued—but global economic fundamentals remain strong.

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