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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