Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Not Running on Empty

By, 04/29/2011

Preliminary US Q1 2011 GDP came in below expectations, but varying speeds in a growth cycle are perfectly normal.

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Commodities

Not So Sterling Silver

By, 04/28/2011

Silver’s on a tear, but history suggests it’s both a poor inflation hedge and long-term investment.

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Deficits

Greek Theater

By, 04/27/2011

The PIIGS spotlight swings back to Greece amid talks of Greek debt restructuring.

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Politics

Let’s All Say on Pay

By, 04/26/2011

US firms are beginning to allow investors to “say on pay,” a popular Dodd-Frank provision that likely does little to prevent future disasters.

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Politics

The Dodd-Frank “Act” Strikes Again?

By, 04/21/2011

The Federal Reserve released yet another proposal in response to provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act, but practical details were few and far between and likely unnecessary.

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Corporate Earnings

Fisher Investments MarketMinder: Our Eye on Earnings

By, 04/20/2011

Q1 2011 corporate profit growth may be more subdued relative to past quarters, but Fisher Investments MarketMinder finds that normal in the course of an ongoing expansion.

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Deficits

The Scarlet Letter

By, 04/19/2011

S&P downgraded the US’s credit rating outlook by a notch, but it shouldn’t mean much.

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Globalization

Global-phobia

By, 04/18/2011

Fears of China’s fast economic growth—which continued in Q1—are misplaced

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Taxes

’Tis the Season

By, 04/15/2011

Politicians are duking it out in a timely battle over taxes, debts, and deficits. But what will be the market impact when a winner emerges?

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Politics

A Lesson in the Law of Unintended Consequences

By, 04/14/2011

Legislation that interferes with free markets can and frequently does have completely unintended consequences—sometimes undermining the very purpose of the legislation.

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Media Hype/Myths

Level 7, by Label Only

By, 04/13/2011

The Fukushima nuclear accident was upgraded to level 7—on par with Chernobyl—but that’s likely where the similarities end.

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Trade

The Totality of Trade

By, 04/12/2011

China reported a trade deficit in Q1 2011, but despite that, both Chinese imports and exports rose—a desirable overall increase in trade.

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Politics

Shutdown Charade

By, 04/11/2011

Talk swirled of a potential government shutdown Friday, but let’s separate the economic wheat from the political chaff.

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Market Risks

Iberian Bailout

By, 04/08/2011

Portugal formally requested a bailout Thursday, removing some uncertainty, but questions about eurozone stability remain.

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Trade

A Triumph for Trade

By, 04/07/2011

Contrary to protectionists’ claims, free trade agreements give American companies a fighting chance in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.

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Politics

An Impasse Comes to Pass

By, 04/06/2011

Congressional Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over the budget.

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Geopolitics

Eurozone Power Plays

By, 04/05/2011

Recent local elections suggest gridlock is taking hold in Europe.

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Behavioral Finance

Checking the Inner Gut Strategist

By, 04/04/2011

Economic growth and positive market returns continued in Q1 2011. But what of investor sentiment?

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Behavioral Finance

Don’t Fool Yourself

By, 04/01/2011

Year after year, crises come and go, and the market carries on.

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