Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

Rwanda, 19 Years Later

By, 04/30/2013

A look at recent economic progress in Rwanda, which issued its first-ever dollar-denominated bond last week.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

The UK’s Imaginary Growth Problem

By, 04/30/2013

If you’ve heard UK demand is forever tapped out, don’t believe it.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

US GDP—Better Beneath the Surface

By, 04/29/2013

US Q1 2013 GDP was better than many may presume if focusing on headline growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

#Tweet #Retreat

By, 04/26/2013

The blame for this week’s “tweet retreat” has been pinned on high frequency trading and the need for more regulation to smooth out such volatility. But for long-term, goal-oriented investors, some reflection on the last “flash crash” should give pause for consideration.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Abe’s Constitutional Gambit

By, 04/25/2013

It seems Japanese economic reform may be on ice for now as Abe takes aim at the constitution.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Tax Shenaniganery

By, 04/24/2013

The latest on some rather misguided tax proposals in the US and EU.

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Todd Bliman
Reality Check

Puffery: S&P’s Magical First Amendment Defense

By, 04/23/2013

Oddly, S&P’s defense against the Justice Department’s lawsuit seems to be their ratings amount to “puffery.”

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Repeatable History

Now and Yen

By, 04/23/2013

Will the weakening yen cause a repeat of 1998’s Asian Contagion?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Meet the New Boss…

By, 04/23/2013

After six rounds of voting, Italy has a president who can now work toward establishing a government.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Fitch’s ‘Fiscal Space’

By, 04/22/2013

Fitch seemingly Xeroxed Moody’s arbitrary rationale in downgrading the UK’s credit rating Friday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Across the Pond Thursday

By, 04/19/2013

The Italian presidential election and Germany’s approval of Cyprus’s bailout dominated eurozone news on Thursday.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

Monkeying About

By, 04/19/2013

What can investors glean from two studies making headlines in recent weeks?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

We Are Boston

By, 04/18/2013

Capitalism, markets and the people who make them up are simply stronger than terrorists. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

What a Gold Rush

By, 04/17/2013

What does gold’s recent fall mean for mongers’ precious metal?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Chinese Checkers

By, 04/16/2013

Chinese GDP slowed a bit in Q1, but the economy should still do fine overall in 2013.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

A Peek at Prior Peaks

By, 04/15/2013

A graphical look into market history shows all-time highs don’t predict future market results.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Venezuela’s Post-Election Politics

By, 04/12/2013

Chavez’s heir apparent seems set to take power. Whether he maintains it remains to be seen.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Budget Blunders

By, 04/11/2013

The White House released its budget for the upcoming fiscal year, but the details are once again up for debate.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Portu-Geez!

By, 04/10/2013

Portugal’s political and economic (relative) calm’s been recently disrupted—does this mean rocky territory from here on out?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Fixing Too Big to Fail?

By, 04/09/2013

The latest efforts to “fix” too big to fail seem unlikely to pass, but their unintended consequences still bear scrutiny.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Capitalism

On the Legacy of Margaret Thatcher

By, 04/08/2013

As the world mourns Margaret Thatcher, a look at her legacy and the lessons she taught the world.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Employment Twitch

By, 04/08/2013

The reaction to Friday’s US Employment Situation report was far from exuberant.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Abenomics Part 1, Version 2.0

By, 04/05/2013

The Bank of Japan seems poised to move forward with long-expected monetary easing plans.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Kim Jong Un—Warlord or Economic Reformer?

By, 04/04/2013

While we can’t know for sure why Kim Jong Un is talking tougher, evidence strongly suggests he’s building political cover for economic reforms.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

America Forever?

By, 04/04/2013

US stocks have been leading lately, but don’t forget the benefits of a global focus.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Seq-Watered-Down

By, 04/03/2013

A month ago, folks seemed to think the sequester was more of a “sequonster,” but now we’re seeing its bark was worse than its bite.

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Thomas Perez and Mary Holdener
Reality Check

Comic: Real GDP Explained

By, 04/03/2013
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

No Foolin’

By, 04/02/2013

Lately, we’ve seen claims stocks’ rally is a Fed-fueled bubble—but strong earnings and other fundamentals show that’s not the case.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

A Little Bit Faster Now

By, 04/01/2013

Fourth quarter GDP was revised higher, which is nice but presages little for the economy or markets moving forward.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

A Historical Perspective of Cyprus’s Banking Sector

By, 04/01/2013

Once again, some eurozone officials seem set on forcing a member-state to surrender its competitive advantages.

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