Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Mediterranean Smorgasbord

By, 05/31/2012

A brief round-up of European news dominating Wednesday’s headlines and some thoughts on how to potentially frame the latest developments.

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Amanda Williams
Into Perspective

A Hypothetical Housing Win–Win

By, 05/31/2012

The housing market’s been hard-hit the last couple years—and odd as it may seem, the Supreme Court recently passed up a chance to incrementally help it out.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Tackling Trade Tiffs

By, 05/30/2012

Various trade tiffs featured in headlines recently. Here’s a brief roundup of the main storylines.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Solar Eclipse 2012?

By, 05/29/2012

Government policy towards solar energy firms seems to be guiding them straight into the dark.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Facebook Dogpile

By, 05/25/2012

In the rush to pile on a hyped IPO, there are some serious lessons.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Questioning the Transaction Tax

By, 05/25/2012

What does the EU parliament’s passage of a financial transaction tax really mean?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Across the Atlantic

Bonding Over Eurobonds?

By, 05/25/2012

Keeping with recent tradition, EU leaders’ latest summit didn’t amount to much.

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Amanda Williams
Developed Markets

Fisher Investments View: The Greek Jitterbug

By, 05/24/2012

Markets were jittery again Wednesday tied likely to Greek news—even though it wasn’t particularly new news.

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Todd Bliman

Book Review: The Sarbanes-Oxley Debacle

By, 05/23/2012

A decade after SarbOx became law, a look back seems apt.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Mind Your Own Beeswax

By, 05/23/2012

Seems some supra-national bodies were busy handing out (unsolicited) advice Tuesday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

The Greek Gambit

By, 05/22/2012

Alexis Tsipras is stirring the debate in Greece … and apparently playing chicken with EU leaders.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Just You Wait, Henry Higgins

By, 05/21/2012

Rising yields and mounting banking problems aren’t great for Spain, but a few key facts should help mitigate their impact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Pulling the Eurozone’s Strings

By, 05/18/2012

Surprisingly positive global economic news supports ongoing growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Bogotá Beginnings

By, 05/17/2012

Tuesday marked the beginning of a new era in US–Colombia trade relations—one that likely benefits both sides.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

North and South

By, 05/16/2012

The eurozone avoided recession (by one traditional definition) in Q1, giving leaders plenty to ponder as they weigh a new EU growth pact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Grexit Strategy?

By, 05/15/2012

In the wake of last week’s parliamentary election, Greek politics are getting a bit more bizarre.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Local Lessons in Overregulation

By, 05/14/2012

While many ponder the best ways government can aid economic growth, we have a not-so-small suggestion.

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Naj Srinivas

Book Review: The End of Growth

By, 05/14/2012

Thinking globally and examining history can reveal the flaws in books forecasting economic doom.

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Amanda Williams
Into Perspective

What’s In a Name?

By, 05/11/2012

The common media chorus has been “austerity” is dooming Europe to its fiscal woes, whereas if they’d only adopt “growth” measures, they’d recover sooner. But taking that at face value requires a number of assumptions less commonly discussed. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Slow and Steady Spain

By, 05/11/2012

Spanish woes are nothing new, but announcements Thursday could help alleviate uncertainty around its banks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

German(e) Data

By, 05/10/2012

Germany’s quietly notched some solid economic data lately—possibly hinting some at the eurozone’s and Europe’s likely course ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

An Earnings Sandwich

By, 05/09/2012

Tuesday’s news roundup includes a US earnings update sandwiched between a couple European updates. Bon appétit!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Investing Wisely

By, 05/09/2012

In investing, wisdom is best demonstrated by behavior and decisions that match your goals and needs.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Europe the Morning After

By, 05/08/2012

A look at the French and Greek election results.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

By, 05/07/2012

Decelerating growth rates aren’t necessarily indicative of a looming correction. In fact, they’re more likely a sign of pattern recognition.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Basel Bickering

By, 05/04/2012

European officials continue to bicker over Basel 3 implementation, adding to political intrigue.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

A Trying, Yet Worthwhile, Transition

By, 05/03/2012

European carmakers recently balked at heightened competition from their South Korean counterparts. Though possibly uncomfortable in the interim, the economic benefits that ultimately result from the competition are worthwhile.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Predictable Politicking

By, 05/02/2012

Politicians worldwide played politics as usual Tuesday—here’s a brief sampling.

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Evelyn Chea
Capitalist Corner

Resurrecting Capitalism in the Killing Fields

By, 05/01/2012
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History has numerous examples of the benefits of capitalism and free markets—and Cambodia is one example.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

The EU’s Great Growth Debate

By, 05/01/2012

As Spain officially re-enters recession, EU leaders debate how to stoke growth.

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