Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

A Rising Sun

By, 06/30/2011

The impact of Japan’s earthquake, which has recently dampened global growth rates, appears to be abating.

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Developed Markets

Spend and Trade

By, 06/29/2011

Though positive global developments are getting short shrift, they do exist today.

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Geopolitics

French History Lessons

By, 06/28/2011

France announced a plan Monday to help Greece avert a total debt disaster—a pleasant departure from France’s historical record.

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Media Hype/Myths

Not So Breaking News

By, 06/27/2011

A primary risk to investors is overemphasizing something old or wrong.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Food Politics

By, 06/24/2011

Robert Paarlberg’s book on the politics of food is a good primer for investors and those generally interested in the topic.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

An IEA Surprise

By, 06/24/2011

Oil prices dropped yesterday on a surprise increase in supply from emergency reserves—but fundamentals seem to point to oil prices remaining firm.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Waving the Fed’s Wand

By, 06/23/2011

Many seem to think the Fed has a magic wand it can wave to solve the economy’s woes. But folks seem to believe in monetary policy sometimes and not others.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

As the World Changes (Or Not)

By, 06/22/2011

The world isn’t likely to get any less globalized, so shift your investment focus to global first and local second.

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Market Risks

PIIGS Political Posturing

By, 06/21/2011

Negotiations over Greece’s bailout took three steps forward on Friday —but two steps back on Monday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

Below the Radar

By, 06/20/2011

If it’s risks you’re assessing, it’s a mistake to stop at headline news.

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Geopolitics

Kicking the Greek Debt Can

By, 06/17/2011

The IMF gave the Greek drama a breather on Thursday, reducing the immediate need for a bailout and austerity measures for the time being.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Economic Predestination

By, 06/16/2011

It seems the release of every economic data point brings fresh comparisons to the Great Depression—but they just don’t hold up. Nor do they tell us much about where we’re headed next.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

The Great Expectations Gap

By, 06/15/2011

The gap between expectations and reality is a vitally important area for investors to consider.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

A Grueling Hike

By, 06/14/2011

Though global stocks aren’t yet down 10% from their peak, this pullback has some characteristics of a correction.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

A Not So Trivial Quiz

By, 06/13/2011

The very human tendency to fixate on negative events is a behavioral trait that doesn’t serve investors well.

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Others

Fool Me Once, Shame On Me?

By, 06/10/2011

Picking apart financial news and reading between the lines are critical to successful investing.  

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Geopolitics

OPEC’s Oil Undulations

By, 06/09/2011

OPEC left oil production quotas unchanged Wednesday, but the impact on markets is likely minimal and short term in nature.

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US Economy

Foggy Financials

By, 06/08/2011

Though regulatory uncertainty is troubling Financials shares, banks are healthier than most think.

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Geopolitics

One Lord to Rule Them All

By, 06/07/2011

It seems no one is happy about the pace of anyone else’s financial regulation—the EU thinks the US is too slow and vice versa.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Recycled Financial Headlines

By, 06/06/2011

Despite some negative headlines, the latest reports indicate expansion continues for the US economy. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Yogic Wisdom on the Euro

By, 06/03/2011

Disbanding the euro isn’t a magic solution to Europe’s debt woes.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Great Non-Depression

By, 06/02/2011

A recent slowdown in some economic data has the media bemoaning we’re on the verge of the next Great Depression—but the numbers just don’t support that.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Hardcore Entrepreneurial Candor

By, 06/02/2011

Two books on the stark realities of what it takes to get rich.

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Media Hype/Myths

Cue the Curtain for QE2?

By, 06/01/2011

With June’s arrival comes the last month of the Fed’s second round of quantitative easing purchases.

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