Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Better Than (Widely) Received

By, 04/30/2012

Both more granular and broader views of US Q1 GDP growth show Friday’s figures weren’t as bad as received.

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Michael Hanson
Unconventional Wisdom

Simplicity Is the Next Great Investing Advantage

By, 04/27/2012

Complex theories often obscure investors’ view of the bigger, simpler forces that move markets most.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Misunderstandings and Misinterpretations

By, 04/27/2012

A round-up of Thursday’s prominent news—and some popular misinterpretations of it.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

’Tis But a Scratch

By, 04/26/2012

The UK released its first Q1 GDP reading Wednesday to some disappointment. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

May Madness

By, 04/25/2012

Ill-defined aphorisms like “sell in May” lack credible supporting evidence.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Dutch Power-Play, French Populism

By, 04/24/2012

The Dutch government’s collapse and France’s first-round vote highlight a far-right resurgence, but today’s populism doesn’t necessarily dictate tomorrow’s policies.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Volcker Rule’s Definition Problem

By, 04/23/2012

Implementation of Congress’ attempt to regulate banks’ proprietary trading was delayed Friday to give regulators time to define what they’re regulating.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Crossing the Pyrenees

By, 04/20/2012

Demand was strong at Spanish and French debt auctions despite jitters over Spain’s borrowing costs and France’s election.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Tempest in Budapest

By, 04/19/2012

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s political cat-and-mouse game with European Commission officials seems a little closer to resolution—though the country still faces hurdles ahead.

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Elisabeth Dellinger

Secret Weapon: Red Flag or Red Herring?

By, 04/19/2012

Were the events of 2008 a financial terrorist attack?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Infernal Affairs

By, 04/19/2012

An in-depth look at China’s political infighting.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Global Energy Grab Bag

By, 04/18/2012

Tuesday was packed with news out of the Energy industry. Here’s a look around at some relevant headlines.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Consistently Taxing

By, 04/17/2012

A look at some historical facts in honor of 2012’s tax day.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Another Step on Kashmir’s Silk Road

By, 04/16/2012

Recent trade talks between Pakistan and India seem to be bearing fruit in ways unimaginable just a decade ago.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

China Check-Up

By, 04/13/2012

Spotty data over the course of Q1 have worried some about not only China’s chances for growth this year, but also the world’s. So what do the data have to say?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

British Pop

By, 04/12/2012

Recent data show plenty of pop in the British economy.  

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

“We’re Not So Different, You and I!” Part II

By, 04/11/2012

Part two covers David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Different book, yet the takeaway is unchanged: Ideology often blinds investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Depictions of Growth

By, 04/11/2012

If it’s true a picture’s worth a thousand words, how many are these two worth?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees on Unemployment

By, 04/10/2012

Friday’s unemployment report was less than sensational, but don’t miss the forest for the trees with just one data point.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

More Gas in the Tank

By, 04/09/2012

Some have fretted rising gas prices are likely to derail the economy—but is there an actual connection to economic activity?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

The Pain in Spain?

By, 04/05/2012

Spain dominated headlines Wednesday, but has its situation changed for the better or worse?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Fuzzy Facts and Other Political Fallacies

By, 04/04/2012

Viewing the economy and markets through a political lens can easily lead to investing mistakes.

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Michael Hanson

“We’re Not So Different, You and I!” Part I

By, 04/04/2012

Part one of a two-part review of G. Edward Griffin’s The Creature from Jekyll Island and David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, centering on a timely and salient investing lesson.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Around the World in Manufacturing

By, 04/03/2012

As global manufacturing continues expanding broadly, regional reports highlight some interesting happenings around the world.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Around the World in Manufacturing

By, 04/03/2012

As global manufacturing continues expanding broadly, regional reports highlight some interesting happenings around the world.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Quarterly Questions

By, 04/02/2012

As Q1 comes to an end, a review of some highlights and what to expect moving forward.

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