Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

A Look at China’s Political Process

By, 02/29/2012

China has shown a historical tendency to goose growth during party transition years. Here’s a look at why that’s unlikely to be a mere coincidence.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Earning Their Keep

By, 02/28/2012

Corporate earnings grew again in Q4—the ninth straight quarter of growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

As Oil Prices Rise, So Do Theories

By, 02/27/2012

Oil prices have risen lately, resurrecting some old theories regarding their impact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Raising Flags Over the Eurozone

By, 02/24/2012

Greece continued to make incremental progress Thursday, and additional signs of the eurozone’s multispeed economy emerged.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Distilling the Dross From the Din

By, 02/23/2012

The administration announced Wednesday its corporate tax plan, generating predictable noise from both sides of the aisle—but what do markets most likely distill from the din?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

How Now, Dow

By, 02/22/2012

The Dow touched 13,000 Tuesday—an interesting but insignificant signpost.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

All Over the Map on Taxes

By, 02/21/2012

Recent news and plans on taxes show politicians globally seem to misunderstand some pretty basic concepts. 

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Evelyn Chea
Into Perspective

A (Nuclear) Winter’s Tale

By, 02/17/2012

As the US approves construction of the first new nuclear power plant in three decades, Germany's policy seems tilted the other direction.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

A Spanish Sangria of Updates

By, 02/17/2012

Recent Spanish bond auctions show ample coverage and sustainable yields. Looking ahead, because of persistently dour expectations, even mild positives should be a nice tailwind for stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Slow Eurozone—No Surprise

By, 02/16/2012

Eurozone GDP for Q4 2011 came out Wednesday but probably surprised very few—thereby lessening the likelihood it surprises markets much either.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Reasons to Be Bullish on China

By, 02/15/2012

A look at reasons to be bullish on China in 2012.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Running the Greek Marathon

By, 02/14/2012

Greece’s parliament passed a key austerity vote on Sunday, but that’s just one mile marker in a grueling marathon.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

A Surplus of Deficient Thinking

By, 02/13/2012

Trade data rolled in from many parts of the world globally. And they were met with typical deficit-and-surplus rhetoric.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Same Greek Dance, Different Italian Song

By, 02/10/2012

Eurozone officials continue to show ample willingness to forestall a sudden and disorderly euro breakup.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Tick Tock Goes the Clock

By, 02/09/2012

Greek debt talks are down to the wire. But what does that mean?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

A World of Politics

By, 02/08/2012

2012 isn’t just a US election year—globally it’s an active election year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Case of the (Unemployment) Mondays

By, 02/07/2012

Despite recent improvements in unemployment data, many still argue government isn’t doing or hasn’t done enough in that area—an argument which largely ignores several positives at work.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Employment Friday!

By, 02/06/2012

Here are over 20 numbers to help illustrate a data-packed Friday.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Book Review: Endgame—The Problem with Doomsayers

By, 02/03/2012

I’ve reviewed many a doom-and-gloom financial book in this space. Here’s one more for the collection.

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Amanda Williams
Reality Check

Want Cheaper Rent? End Rent Control

By, 02/03/2012

Contrary to popular belief, price ceilings like rent control frequently have the exact opposite of the intended effect. Fortunately, the Supreme Court may soon have an opportunity to end rent control altogether—to the benefit of all involved parties.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

These PIIGS Went to Market

By, 02/03/2012

A look at falling Italian and Spanish debt yields.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

After the Pause

By, 02/02/2012

We expected 2011 to be the pause that refreshed the bull market. So what should 2012 have in store for investors?

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Todd Bliman
Across the Atlantic

An Often Overlooked, Yet Obvious Point on UK Trade

By, 02/01/2012

As a source of export demand, the eurozone in aggregate is significant to the UK. But this total view doesn’t tell the full story.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Web of Misperceptions

By, 02/01/2012

A look at some misperceptions we came across in our regular internet perusal Tuesday.

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