Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

11th Hour Sequestration Politics

By, 02/28/2013

The sequester likely has little overall economic impact—and may in fact be useful to both parties.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Inside the UK’s Latest Banking Plan

By, 02/27/2013

The UK announced another new plan to kick-start bank lending. Will it work?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Italy’s Greecey Elections

By, 02/27/2013

Financial news exploded with cheers and fears over Italy’s parliamentary elections Tuesday—but the story moving forward seems to be a familiar one.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Youkoso, Kuroda-san?

By, 02/26/2013

Word has leaked Japanese Prime Minister plans to nominate Asian Development Bank chief Haruhiko Kuroda to steer the Bank of Japan. What can we expect from the likely new chief?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Inside the UK Downgrade

By, 02/25/2013

The UK’s downgrade isn’t great news, but it shouldn’t much impact one of the world’s healthiest debt markets.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

Missing the (Maker’s) Mark

By, 02/25/2013

Businesses trying to capitalize on rising Emerging Markets demand can learn from bourbon label Maker’s Mark’s recent misstep.

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Mary Holdener
Reality Check

Comic: A Debt Ceiling Solution

By, 02/25/2013

An interview with the press reveals a bipartisan effort to solve the debt ceiling debate.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

France’s Fiscal Compact Hindsight

By, 02/22/2013

On the verge of violating the EU’s budget deficit limit of 3% and suffering a penalty much of their own design, French leaders might be cursing in hindsight.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Feb. 24 - Mar. 3, 2013

By, 02/22/2013

Economic data releases next week swell on account of the short month. Regional US activity indexes, revised US Q4 GDP, China’s manufacturing PMI surveys and a eurozone inflation and unemployment statistics round out the week’s reports.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Easing, British-Style

By, 02/21/2013

The BOE passed on more quantitative easing—for now.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Simpson-Bowles II: Along Came Sequester

By, 02/20/2013

Roundly viewed as DOA, it seems the Simpson-Bowles plan may get a new life—for now.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Gentle Sequestration Slope

By, 02/19/2013

With just under two weeks remaining before March 1, the lines seem drawn for a political debate over government spending cuts.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Feb. 17-23, 2013

By, 02/15/2013

A host of central banks’ meeting minutes, the first indicators of February manufacturing, January trade balances and important decisions in Cyprus and Poland likely dominate the US holiday shortened week.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

The EU’s Transaction Tax Follies

By, 02/15/2013

The EU’s new Financial Transactions Tax is a beast, but will it see the light of day?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

It’s the (Multi-Speed) Global Economy, Cupid

By, 02/15/2013

Japan and the eurozone rang in Valentine’s Day with data showing economic contraction, but overall global growth likely continues as the stronger bits pull the weaker along in the world’s multi-speed economy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Weighing the State of the Union

By, 02/14/2013

This year’s State of the Union had few concrete economic plans—but the big one, a free trade deal with Europe, should bring big rewards over time.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

North Korea Nuked … North Korea

By, 02/13/2013

North Korea staged its third nuclear test. Now what?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Cautious CEOs and Earnings Surprises

By, 02/12/2013

CEOs are cautious about the future, but don’t take that as a sign of doom.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Inside the Payroll Tax Hike

By, 02/11/2013

While many presume the payroll tax hike will weigh on household spending, January’s strong retail sales suggest consumers are rather resilient.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Ireland Schools France

By, 02/08/2013

In its quest for a cheaper euro, maybe France should consider one of its euro neighbors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The CBO’s Ballpark Precision

By, 02/07/2013

The nonpartisan CBO’s projections seem to be most useful to very partisan politicians.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Lost Connections: Solution Seeking Problem

By, 02/06/2013

Politicians often seem in search of problems for their solutions—so seems the case in the UK’s banking industry.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

Limited Prices, Limited Improvement

By, 02/05/2013

Once again, Argentina likely does much more harm than good in its battle against inflation.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Sequester A-Cometh

By, 02/05/2013

The sequester debate will be massive but the actual fallout vastly smaller.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Look the Other Way

By, 02/04/2013

There are plenty of reasons to be bullish for 2013—but they aren’t the “good news” you often find in the headlines.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Rational Observations

By, 02/01/2013

Despite Wednesday’s negative GDP post, signs of economic growth continue to abound—a fact some folks are beginning to recognize.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Feb. 3-9, 2013

By, 02/01/2013

Next week brings the first January reports, including inflation data, manufacturing, trade balances and retail sales. Policy decisions from the central banks in Australia, the eurozone and the UK are also expected, although few expect material changes from currently accommodative policies.

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