Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

The American Energy Revolution

By, 07/29/2011

Thanks to new technologies, the US is rapidly increasing domestic sources of energy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Confused About Credibility?

By, 07/28/2011

Ratings agencies are getting a lot of attention lately, but let’s look at some facts before assuming they’re all that credible.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

The Politics of Fear

By, 07/27/2011

White-hot, fear-based rhetoric is flying around the debt ceiling as politicians try to sell their positions. And, some links.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

The Economy in Mind

By, 07/27/2011

An unsung classic on free market capitalism from a bygone era that deserves revisiting.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

On Earnings and Economic Growth

By, 07/26/2011

A surprisingly positive earnings season has many wondering when tepid economic growth will catch up.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

Huddling Up on Greece

By, 07/25/2011

Agreement was reached on the newest plan to quell peripheral European sovereign debt issues. What does the deal accomplish?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Reading Chinese Tea Leaves

By, 07/22/2011

Bifurcated sentiment about China’s economic present and future speaks largely to overall sentiment in 2011—but how to read the tea leaves when truly assessing China?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Gang of Six Weighs In

By, 07/20/2011

In the ongoing debate over how to resolve the debt ceiling, the “Gang of Six” offer their own plan.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Beyond the Headlines

By, 07/20/2011

Ongoing PIIGS issues and the debt ceiling debate have captivated investor attention of late, but myriad factors—some positive and some negative—are easily missed amid the noise.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

A Drunkard's Walk, a Random Walk, a Fool’s Walk, and…a River!

By, 07/19/2011

Four books on randomness, uncertainty, probability, and how they work in the stock market.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Grading on a Curve

By, 07/19/2011

Eurozone bank stress test results were released recently to widespread criticism.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Breaking News-US Manufacturing Isn’t Dead

By, 07/18/2011

US manufacturing is alive and well, making government claims there’s a need for a “national strategy” dubious at best.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Fisher Investments Perspective: The Yin and Yang of Chinese Trade

By, 07/15/2011

Some criticize Chinese yuan policy as a contributor to our trade deficit. But let’s review the underlying assumptions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Fisher Investments MarketMinder: On Chinese Consumer Behavior

By, 07/14/2011

There are many differences between the economies of China and the United States. But a cursory review of consumer behavior shows some striking similarities.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Fisher Investments On Debt Ceilings and Downgrades

By, 07/14/2011

The US was warned its debt rating is on review, tied mostly to a political debate over an arbitrary marker—something that has happened before with no ill effect.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Fisher Investments on China’s Three Pillars

By, 07/13/2011

China is likely poised to avoid a hard landing and continue growing, but that doesn’t mean Chinese stocks are set to soar.  

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Amanda Williams and Todd Bliman
Reality Check

Full Faith and Credit

By, 07/12/2011

As the debt ceiling drama kicks into overdrive, it’s worthwhile to step back and look at whether the fuss is truly warranted.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Fisher Investments Outlook: The Plot Thinnens?

By, 07/12/2011

The plot surrounding eurozone debt issues continues to unfold—but are things becoming more complex or less?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Fisher Investments on Rising Commodity Capital Expenditures

By, 07/11/2011

Rising demand from Emerging Markets consumers has had downstream effects on agricultural commodities. This bodes well for commodity capital expenditures.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Fisher Investments on What Casey Anthony, News of the World and Apple’s iPhone 5 Mean for Markets

By, 07/08/2011

Three stories dominated headlines Thursday—all of them outside financial news. What does that say for markets?

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Fisher Investments Book Review: Money ’Magination

By, 07/07/2011

Two books about how prices work turn out to be better primers in behavioral finance.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Defining Double Dip

By, 07/07/2011

Before understanding if a double dip is likely, it’s important to understand what one actually is.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Catching Wild Pitchers

By, 07/07/2011

Moody’s downgraded Portugal Tuesday—but that’s not a huge surprise. Overall, Europe’s indicated they have the means and the desire to backstop struggling eurozone countries.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Across Shining Seas

By, 07/06/2011

Isolationism has no place in economics or investment strategy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

QE2 Sets Sail

By, 07/05/2011

The curtain officially descended on QE2 Friday—but given the fanfare it was greeted with, its departure has been fairly quiet.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A Little Less Legislation, Please

By, 07/01/2011

Recent legislation and its unintended consequences have us asking for a little more conversation and a little less action.

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