Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Democracy Wins in Romania

By, 07/31/2012

While EU officials take heat for their treaty-focused slow-go approach during another supposedly “critical week for the euro,” they should earn kudos for taking that same approach during Romania’s democratic crisis.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Three Views of US GDP

By, 07/30/2012

Friday’s US GDP report showed continued bifurcation between America’s public and private sectors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Super Mario?

By, 07/27/2012

From the Olympics to Mt. Olympus and Mario Draghi—all eyes were on Europe on Thursday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Dousing the Flame?

By, 07/26/2012

Has the UK’s Olympic torch been put out before the games officially commence? By some media accounts, yes—but Wednesday’s GDP print merits further examination.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Aphorism Tuesday

By, 07/25/2012

Eurozone news dominated headlines again Tuesday. Here are the stories that caught our eye.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Spain, Spain, Spain

By, 07/24/2012

Valencia became the first Spanish region to seek help from a new bailout fund—but, contrary to wide belief, it’s not the first region to get state help this year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Greece’s ‘Stranger Than Fiction’ Past and Present

By, 07/23/2012

Greece’s past and present show the truth in words Greek revolutionary hero Lord Byron penned two hundred years ago.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Gotta Have My Pops!

By, 07/20/2012

Rising food prices likely lack the power to pick consumers’ pocketbooks or derail the global economy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Protectionism, Patriotism and Politicking

By, 07/19/2012

Recently heightened protectionist rhetoric is worth watching—though commonly prompted by politicians and patriotism, as opposed to well-reasoned economic logic.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Tuesday’s Transatlantic Economic Tour

By, 07/18/2012

Spain successfully auctioned short-term debt, US industrial production nicely beat estimates and benign US inflation figures met with some odd media conclusions on a busy Tuesday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Forecaster Faceoff

By, 07/17/2012

The IMF’s and other groups’ updated economic outlooks dominated headlines—a sure sign of a slow financial news day.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

China—Choking or Choking Up?

By, 07/16/2012

China’s GDP release Friday caused consternation among some the global growth powerhouse is choking in the clutch—but what if it’s just choking up in advance of an accelerating second half?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Reconciling Reporting

By, 07/13/2012

Headline news covering economic results Thursday was a bit mixed in our view. Here’s a look at the stories that caught our eyes.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trading in Myths

By, 07/12/2012

Wednesday’s US international trade report provides data contradicting a few widely held myths.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Typical Tidbits

By, 07/11/2012

Our midweek mash-up of new (and not-so-new) news.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Deflating Chinese Inflation Concerns

By, 07/10/2012

Chinese inflation notched a 29-month low in June, renewing hard-landing jitters—but officials’ pro-growth efforts should keep the economy afloat.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Debating Dour Datapoints

By, 07/09/2012

Those foretelling future economic distress based on Friday’s unemployment report are likely missing the broader trend.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The Fighting Irish

By, 07/06/2012

Ireland held its first debt auction in nearly two years Thursday—a significant step toward its return to primary markets.

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Michael Hanson

Book Review: Fear and Volatility

By, 07/06/2012

There is plenty to learn from the past about today’s so-called unprecedented volatility. And some bonus summer Sci-Fi reading!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Yankee Doodle Dandy

By, 07/04/2012

This Fourth of July, celebrate freedom, free markets and more bull market ahead!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Dearth of Demand?

By, 07/03/2012

As common economic concerns drag on, some in the media worry we haven’t done enough to goose demand—but do their arguments hold economic water?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A Tale of Two Governments

By, 07/02/2012

While European politicians seemingly took a step forward Friday, Aussie politicians circled.

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