Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Showdown at the Deregulatory Corral

By, 05/31/2011

Republicans and Democrats agree—the US has a lot of unnecessary regulation. If only they’d take it a step further.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

What’s Up Is Up, What’s Down Is…Up

By, 05/27/2011

While Q1 GDP was unchanged, dueling headlines said corporate profits both rose and fell.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

On Economic Calls and Data

By, 05/26/2011

The OECD’s biannual report Wednesday indicated global recovery’s on track, though threats remain. What should investors take from such forecasts?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Headache Over Housing?

By, 05/25/2011

Although a housing recovery would provide a nice tailwind moving forward, it isn’t necessary for continued economic growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Indebted Europe

By, 05/24/2011

News out of Europe on Monday refreshed PIIGS worries.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

A Bump in the Road

By, 05/23/2011

Individual countries may hit economic bumps in the road to recovery, but on the whole that shouldn’t stop the positive forces propelling the global economy forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

What Bubble Hunters Miss

By, 05/20/2011

Hunting bubbles is a popular pastime these days, but is it timely?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Attack of the Muni Monsters

By, 05/19/2011

2011 was predicted to be the year of the municipal bond default—but how has that played out so far?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Make a Trade for Trade

By, 05/18/2011

Pending FTAs with Panama, Colombia and South Korea are caught in yet another political battle.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Breaking the Debt Ceiling

By, 05/17/2011

On Monday, the US hit the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, stressing the need for Congress to raise the debt ceiling—which will likely happen eventually.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

Marking to Footnote

By, 05/16/2011

Continuing a trend away from FAS 157, the Financial Accounting Standards Board announced a change to fair value accounting rules Friday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Capital Wanted: Invest Within

By, 05/13/2011

Chinese investment abroad seems set to rise in the coming decade, bringing desirable capital—and undeserved fear.

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Media Hype/Myths

WPA, Reductio Ad Absurdum

By, 05/12/2011

Unemployment’s continued sluggishness has some proposing rather radical government solutions—which would likely do more harm than good.

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Media Hype/Myths

Dawn of the Not So Dead

By, 05/11/2011

US manufacturing, long thought dead, is actually much healthier than rumored.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Rumors and Bailouts

By, 05/10/2011

S&P once again downgraded Greece’s rating—but EU officials are likely to continue to provide financial support as necessary to avoid a collapse of the euro currency.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

A Retrospective Call for Introspection

By, 05/09/2011

Friday marked one year since the widely discussed “Flash Crash.” But is the right response increased regulation or increased introspection?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

A Torrent of Free Trade

By, 05/06/2011

The recent destruction of trade barriers, which seems poised to continue, is a move we heartily applaud.

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Todd Bliman
Inconvenient Truths

A Common Thread Between Horse Manure and Peak Oil

By, 05/05/2011

Many Peak Oil theorists’ bleak view of human creativity and lack of understanding of modern science are fatal fallacies.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Getting Acquainted with Geopolitics

By, 05/05/2011
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Two essential readings in geopolitics, regardless of your ideology.

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Geopolitics

And Then There Were Three

By, 05/04/2011

Portugal announced preliminary details of its bailout package Wednesday. But are bailouts really the heart of the matter?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Mending Lending

By, 05/04/2011

A new Fed survey shows banks are healthier and lending is improving, but profit margins may be squeezed awhile longer.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

No Stagflation Nation

By, 05/03/2011

Facts tell us stagflation is no current threat.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

April Showers Bring May Myths

By, 05/02/2011

May has arrived, and along with it, the often-repeated investing  advice to sell and go away.

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