Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Double Secret British Probation

By, 03/28/2013

It’s the UK’s turn to release opaque results from their round of bank stress tests.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Words About Spain and Banks and Stuff

By, 03/27/2013

While focus has been on Cyprus in recent weeks, some banking developments are underway in Spain.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

SIGHprus

By, 03/26/2013

Cyprus and the EU hashed out bailout terms, but there’s precious little to like about the agreement.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

What Cyprus Tells Us About Banking Regulations

By, 03/26/2013

Cyprus is in trouble because of two big banks’ bad trades—but that doesn’t make efforts to fix “too big to fail” or the Volcker rule any more sensible.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Cooperation or Contention?

By, 03/25/2013

The tenor of political debate has little economic impact. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Britain’s Bifurcated Budget

By, 03/22/2013

Recent fiscal moves in the UK have been muddled, at best—contributing to banks’ continuing unwillingness to lend and the country’s still sluggish economy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Cypriot Gambit

By, 03/21/2013

Cyprus voted ‘no’ on seizing deposits and may have another plan in mind.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Big Picture

Free the Press!

By, 03/20/2013

The UK government’s latest regulatory plans threaten press freedom—the lifeblood of any well-functioning democratic, capitalist society.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

German CO2 Panels China: Vitamin C

By, 03/20/2013

This week in governments … governing.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Cyprus Bailout Blues

By, 03/19/2013

A forced seizure of Cypriot bank deposits is bad policy, but the global fallout appears limited.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Don’t Fret German Austerity

By, 03/19/2013

Germany’s deficit reduction plans are getting some backlash, but more German spending likely isn’t the solution to the eurozone’s troubles.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Inflation Nation?

By, 03/18/2013

Consumer prices ticked up in February, but inflation’s still tame—and likely remains so awhile.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

About That Magic Number

By, 03/18/2013

Bullish or bearish, new record highs hold no predictive value.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Testing What Stress How?

By, 03/15/2013

Most banks passed the second half of the Fed’s stress tests, but that still doesn’t predict nor prevent future weakness.

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Michael Hanson

Coolidge

By, 03/14/2013

An austere president in budget—and persona.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The Eurozone News Blues

By, 03/14/2013

Overall global growth continues despite ongoing reports of eurozone weakness.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Repeatable History

Can the EU Save Hungary?

By, 03/13/2013

Hungary's proto-fascist government has once again threatened the rule of law, but EU officials can help restore freedom.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Losing Monopoly

By, 03/13/2013

In Hasbro’s Monopoly, players win by creating monopolies and driving others bankrupt—poor macroeconomic advice, in our view. Luckily, Mexico seems to agree.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Greek Privatization Physics

By, 03/12/2013

Seems like more of the same from Greece’s slow-moving and overpromising privatization agency.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Unintended Stress

By, 03/11/2013

Data from the FDIC show the Fed’s QE is arguably more stressful than the economic environment itself.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Reconsidering Bailout Strategies

By, 03/11/2013

Bank of England Governor Mervyn King’s proposal for RBS is a non-starter—and about four and a half years too late. 

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Into Perspective

The Dark Side of Abenomics

By, 03/08/2013

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive monetary stimulus plans may have some unintended side effects.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Mulling a Mulligan on the Tobin Tax

By, 03/08/2013

After French and Italian debt chiefs recently found themselves unwittingly in the Tobin Tax’s crosshairs, it’s likely other eurozone officials might be considering a mulligan on the measure too.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Viva, Venezuela!

By, 03/07/2013

The death of a brutal tyrant could be an opening for the Venezuelan people.

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Todd Bliman
Reality Check

Was That Cry “Wolf”?

By, 03/07/2013

If we extrapolate its growth forward, hyperbole is destined to crush common sense.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Up, Dow

By, 03/06/2013

Wall Street saw another record Tuesday, but is it all Dow from here?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Energy in the Spotlight

By, 03/05/2013

From the US to Asia, a look at the latest developments in global energy markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

And In Other News…

By, 03/04/2013

From Dodd-Frank’s incomplete grade to Brazil’s efforts to undo self-inflicted wounds, here’s a brief look  at stories that caught our eyes Friday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Dodging the Dip

By, 03/01/2013

Q4 2012 GDP growth was revised up Thursday, but what impact might the sequester have on future growth and the market?

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