Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

A QE2 Quandary

By, 03/31/2011

The QE2 debate’s already begun, and unsurprisingly, officials and politicians are heavily divided on the subject.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

A MENA Update

By, 03/30/2011

A look at what’s currently going on in the MENA conflicts and possible impacts on global oil supplies.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Profits Prove Positive

By, 03/29/2011

US Q4 2010 corporate profits were once again hugely positive—proof of overall US corporate health.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

A Long Road Gets Longer

By, 03/28/2011

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds some important pointers for investors.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

For Whom Does the Grail Serve?

By, 03/28/2011

Consistent market outperformance is brutally tough, but it’s no Holy Grail.

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Fisher Investments Research Staff
Reality Check

A Primer on the CPI

By, 03/28/2011

Have changes made to the Consumer Price Index calculation affected its value?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Nuclear No Go?

By, 03/25/2011

Global stocks have largely shrugged off short-term declines in the aftermath of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. However, political debate on the future of nuclear energy rages on.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Portugal’s Socratic Method

By, 03/24/2011

Portugal’s parliament rejected new austerity measures Wednesday, adding to eurozone uncertainty.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Top Dollar

By, 03/23/2011

Despite the US dollar recently weakening relative to other major currencies, there’s no imminent dollar demise.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Who Loves Toxic Waste?

By, 03/22/2011

The US Treasury plans to sell $142 billion of mortgage-backed securities bought in 2008—the latest example of the government profiting from financial panic intervention.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Stressing Over Banks?

By, 03/21/2011

The Fed’s latest stress test will permit select banks to increase their dividends. Hooray! But are the tests asking the right question?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

EFSF Still TBD

By, 03/18/2011

Lost amid the headlines, eurozone officials made positive strides in overhauling bailout fund terms—but there’s still plenty of work to do.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Black Swans or Gray Pigeons?

By, 03/17/2011

As the media bemoans an increasing prevalence of “Black Swans,” it’s worthwhile to consider the definition and whether it’s truly applicable to recent events.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Japan’s Impact

By, 03/15/2011

The events in Japan, while tragic, likely have little lasting global economic impact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

It’s Not What’s Possible That Counts

By, 03/14/2011

Two events Friday highlight why investing based solely on what’s possible is wrong.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

What Portugal Portends

By, 03/11/2011

European banking and debt woes are a ways off from a more permanent resolution, and as politicians work on refining one, transparency and clarity are advisable.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Many Happy Returns!

By, 03/10/2011

The bull market celebrated another birthday Wednesday, providing an opportunity to look back and consider future prospects.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Another Five-Year Plan

By, 03/09/2011

China recently revealed the blueprint of its economic policies and objectives for the next five years.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Greek Prologue

By, 03/07/2011

Greece’s credit rating took another hit Monday—but what’s really news is what’s happening in the rest of the eurozone.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Welcome, Yet Flawed Addition

By, 03/07/2011

Recent comparisons of our national debt to corporations are a welcome, though flawed, addition to the debt conversation.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Muni Meltdown Myths

By, 03/04/2011

Fears of a US muni market meltdown are spreading, but even if defaults reached their worst levels historically, the fallout would likely be relatively limited.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Help Wanted?

By, 03/03/2011

Private sector employment exceeded expectations Wednesday, but what does that say about the global recovery’s direction?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

America Express

By, 03/02/2011

US economic growth is accelerating faster than most of the developed world—boding well for American stocks.

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Fianna Fail’s Failed

By, 03/01/2011

After more than a decade in power, Ireland’s Fianna Fail party gives way to Fine Gael—which faces a significant challenge in balancing domestic and foreign popularity.

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