Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

May Day!

By, 04/30/2010
It's the time of year for a classic rhyming myth to return from winter—but it doesn't pass muster when tested. read more
John Hulcher
Into Perspective

Derivatives 101

By, 04/29/2010
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Derivatives are getting a bad rap these days. But they're merely investment tools—not inherently good or bad—and often quite useful. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A (Non) Moving Target

By, 04/29/2010
The Fed maintained its target rate Tuesday—but it's only natural to worry about what happens when higher rates do come. (Hint: Fine things historically.)read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Benefits of Union

By, 04/28/2010
Sovereign debt uncertainty struck global markets again Tuesday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Rocky Earnings

By, 04/27/2010
S&P 500 companies reporting earnings thus far are beating analysts' expectations—by a wide margin.read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

The Age of the Unthinkable

By, 04/27/2010
Joshua Cooper Ramo's The Age of the Unthinkable, ends up missing the mark, but for the right reasons.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

A Tale of Two Bonds

By, 04/26/2010
Recent US-dollar bond offerings by Russia and Greece illustrate the uneven nature of economic recovery. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

To Burn or to Stone…

By, 04/23/2010
Bankers deserve their share of the blame for 2008, but why solely them?read more
Lara Hoffmans
The Global View

The EU Fights for Your Rights (to Party)

By, 04/22/2010
Fears our nation is heading for socialism are overwrought. The EU is a different story.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

FAT Chance

By, 04/22/2010
The IMF proposed a bank tax to avoid future crises. Ill advised? Sure. Bull stopping? Fat chance.   read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Brimstone for Breakfast

By, 04/21/2010
Human behavior after an economic crisis is as immovable as it is predictable.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Bull in a China Shop

By, 04/20/2010
China's growth prospects look good, but remember, investing in Emerging Markets can be more volatile than in developed countries. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Goldman on Trial

By, 04/19/2010
Goldman Sachs has been charged by the SEC for allegedly failing to disclose material information about CDOs. read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

The Big Cynic

By, 04/19/2010

With his newest bestseller, The Big Short, Michael Lewis proves he's still the most entertaining financial journalist around. But his cynicism betrays him too often.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

PIIGS Versus SKIMJOSTS

By, 04/16/2010
In terms of global economic significance, PIIGS can't hold a candle to a new, slightly less cute acronym. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Uncle Sam’s Payday

By, 04/15/2010
There's much talk about raising taxes, but whether or not taxes go higher likely has little effect on the bull market.read more
Jason Dorrier
Into Perspective

The Paper Crunch

By, 04/15/2010
As the debate rages over how to regulate credit derivatives, let's look back at another time when a burgeoning market (then stocks) forced Wall Street to change how it did business. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Monetary Measurements

By, 04/14/2010
Taking the temperature of Chinese monetary policy, we find it's neither too hot nor too cold presently.read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

It's Not as Bad as You Think

By, 04/13/2010

Brian S. Wesbury's It's Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive picks up where Milton Friedman left off.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

Wonka Wonka Wonka

By, 04/13/2010
The wonks at NBER are delaying declaring the recession's end—but investors needn't care about an "official” declaration.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Extra-Special Bulletproof

By, 04/12/2010
Are credit ratings agencies really all that different from other forms of financial analysis? Nope. read more
Jennifer Marquand
Into Perspective

Today’s Special: Pessimistic Perception

By, 04/09/2010
The reality beneath today's skepticism: The US economy is recovering and stocks have risen significantly over the past year. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Going Once…Going Twice…

By, 04/09/2010
A great deal of ink has been spilled over the world's growing disdain for US Debt, but two recent Treasury auctions tell a different tale.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Greece Got Your Goat?

By, 04/08/2010
Greece is once again making headlines, with government bond yields hitting historical highs this week.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Freer + Butter = Better

By, 04/07/2010
We don't often think much of Washington's "bright” ideas, but clearing houses could be a good thing for some credit derivatives markets.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Whose Side Are Yuan?

By, 04/06/2010
Is all the fuss over China's currency policy warranted?read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Capitalism and Freedom

By, 04/06/2010

Capitalism and Freedom is the best entry point into the world of Milton Friedman.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

No Kidding

By, 04/05/2010
Stocks got off to a good start in the second quarter, with gains likely fueled by positive manufacturing data from countries large and small. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Don't Holler About the Dollar

By, 04/01/2010
The latest IMF data show the US dollar accounted for over 62% of global reserve assets in Q4 2009, up from the previous quarter. read more
Aaron Anderson
The Global View

Curse the Dark or Light a Candle?

By, 04/01/2010
Could Germany use credit default swaps to ease Greece's debt woes?read more

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