Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Sentimental About GDP

By, 05/31/2013

Thursday’s downward revision of US GDP likely tells us more about changing sentiment than fundamentals.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
The Global View

Brussels Gets a Slap on the Wrist from … Brussels

By, 05/30/2013

While several EU nations got some deficit wiggle room, Belgium got a slap on the wrist—but overall, the EU’s latest display of flexibility should further assuage eurozone jitters.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Underappreciated—Not Underperforming

By, 05/29/2013

Recently released (and largely overlooked) economic data further illustrate the US economy’s underappreciated health.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

A Big Surprise

By, 05/28/2013

Global stocks are up nicely in 2013, but the year could still have big returns ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
The Global View

We’re (Not) All Turning Japanese

By, 05/24/2013

Japanese stocks swooned Thursday, highlighting what’s been, in our view, mostly an unsustainable, sentiment-driven rally in the country’s markets. For long-term, goal-oriented investors, we believe there are better opportunities outside the land of the rising sun right now.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Solar Wars: A (Un)Renewable Hope?

By, 05/22/2013

Over the last few years, it seems governments have been putting more energy into protecting the solar panel industry than the panels themselves produce.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

All-Time Highs … and Still Undervalued?

By, 05/21/2013

Stocks don’t need gangbusters economic growth in order to keep marching higher.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Return of the Debt Ceiling

By, 05/20/2013

If no calamity or even remotely negative consequence ensued from suspending the debt ceiling for three months, why should it return?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

Lessons from Bangladesh

By, 05/20/2013

What’s the best way to prevent another catastrophic factory collapse?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Waiting for Shinzo-man

By, 05/17/2013

Japanese equity markets and growth surged in Q1, but absent necessary structural and economic reforms, is it sustainable?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Icing the Gridlock Cake

By, 05/16/2013

Political scandals distract politicians from legislating—a great thing for stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

EU Regulatory Wrangling—The Saga Continues

By, 05/15/2013

EU finance ministers continue debating how to treat uninsured depositors when banks fail. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Latvia Likes the Euro (Lats)

By, 05/14/2013

This summer, Latvia hopes to cash in its lats for euros. But after all of the euro’s bad press lately, couldn’t this currency conversion end badly for the Baltics?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Digging Into Earnings

By, 05/13/2013

Q1 earnings season is winding down. What do the data show?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

Assessing Acrophobia

By, 05/10/2013

As several popular indexes have surpassed their past peaks recently, market acrophobia—fear of heights—seems to have increased dramatically. But bull markets don’t share our earthbound proclivities.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Market May I?

By, 05/09/2013

Markets don’t move on Mayan calendars, astronomy or folklore—so we have a hard time seeing why they should move just because it’s May.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Rational Rates

By, 05/08/2013

Lower rates at Portugal’s bond auction seem the rational response to improving conditions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

MRRTs From A to Z

By, 05/07/2013

Zimbabwe seems to think its proposed mineral resources rent tax will boost public revenues—but Australia’s experience suggests otherwise.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

The Spring Swoon’s Swan Song?

By, 05/06/2013

April’s unemployment report should quell some skeptics’ spring swoon fears.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Tricky (Central) Bank Predicaments

By, 05/03/2013

The Fed and European Central Bank continued policies this week we view as counterproductive to their stated aims.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Manufacturing Innovation

By, 05/02/2013

The Institute of Supply Management released its Index for April, but don’t let the numbers fool you—domestic manufacturing is making a surprising comeback.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Holloundering

By, 05/01/2013

Despite a seemingly pro-business move lowering some taxes on Monday, Hollande’s future legislation likely doesn’t stay on this, or any, set path.

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