Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

US Durable Goods Still Strong

By, 03/29/2012

February’s capital goods orders missed estimates, but capital goods remain an economic bright spot.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

A Private Post and a Practical Partnership

By, 03/28/2012

Some interesting, free-market oriented developments in Japan may be afoot.

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Michael Hanson
Into Perspective

For Investors, Election Years Can Be Easy

By, 03/27/2012

Investors focused on political brouhaha miss important fundamental drivers.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Walking the German Tightrope

By, 03/27/2012

A look at what may be motivating German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Forecasting Abacus’ Flaws

By, 03/26/2012

What should one take from mathematical attempts at forecasting?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Behind Global Bond Yield Gyrations

By, 03/23/2012

Amid rising rates globally, recently elevated Spanish and Italian yields Thursday might not mean what many folks think.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Handicapping Energy

By, 03/22/2012

Handicapping the likely primary future source(s) of global energy—in light of solar panel manufacturers’ recent acquisition of a new handicap … er, tariff.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Today’s Beef With Government Regulation

By, 03/21/2012

Tuesday’s news review revealed some interesting—if frustrating—global government regulations.

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Michael Hanson

Faith in Investing

By, 03/21/2012

Three books exploring the intersections of faith, economics and investing.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

The Politics of Preferential Purchasing

By, 03/20/2012

Despite some protectionist politicking, EU trade is getting freer.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Oil Prices' Other Signal

By, 03/19/2012

While many focus on oil prices’ potential demand-side effects, there is another side to this story.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Pulling Back (the) TARP

By, 03/16/2012

Roughly three and a half years after its hotly debated birth, TARP’s bank bailout doesn’t seem much like the black hole many feared.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Alternative Investments

What Does VIX^2 Equal?

By, 03/15/2012

The CBOE introduced a new benchmark index Tuesday—is it the silver bullet investors have been waiting for?

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Lara Hoffmans
Into Perspective

A Look at Year Four

By, 03/15/2012

What's in store for year four?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Not-So-Stressful Tests

By, 03/14/2012

The Fed announced stress test results Tuesday—revealing mostly healthy financial institutions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Japan, One Year Later

By, 03/13/2012

One year after the Great Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the Japanese economy is displaying its resilience.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Evidence of Employment

By, 03/12/2012

Data from both the private sector and government illustrate healing labor markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

US Debt Perspectives

By, 03/12/2012
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Before falling prey to media and election year rhetoric, let’s put America’s debt into perspective.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

The Bull Turns Three

By, 03/09/2012

Friday marks the close of the bull market’s third year—and, in our view, likely the start of a more robust fourth year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Mid-Week Potpourri

By, 03/08/2012

A brief look at some of Wednesday’s global news items, including Spain’s attempt at irony and Hungary’s latest tempest.

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Soji Fanoiki
Into Perspective

The Visible Hand in Nigeria

By, 03/08/2012
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Nigerian gasoline subsidies stand as a poignant reminder that free markets generally allocate capital far more efficiently than governments.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Hard Lessons in Regulation

By, 03/07/2012

In an intriguing confluence of events, the UK and France may separately enact legislation that overall does more harm than good—another hard-learned lesson of regulation’s common unintended consequences.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

The Great Greek Swap Meet

By, 03/06/2012

An in-depth look at Greece’s ongoing private-sector debt restructuring.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Warranted Criticism

By, 03/05/2012

Before regulators suggest banks dial back their criticisms of planned rules and regulations, perhaps they should keep their confidence in check.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Manufacturing on the Mind

By, 03/02/2012

Upon closer inspection, fears of manufacturing’s long-term decline are unfounded.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Éirinn go Brách!

By, 03/01/2012

What to make of the pending Irish referendum on the EU’s new fiscal compact?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Leaping to Conclusions

By, 03/01/2012

Investors should beware allowing popular misconceptions and common media assessments to blindside them when it comes to assessing the economy’s and markets’ overall status.

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