Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

GOoooo, Bonds!

By, 07/31/2013

Detroit is bankrupt, and investors and officials alike have been questioning the future of general obligation bonds.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Let It Be

By, 07/30/2013

Headlines are focused on BOE Governor Mark Carney’s monetary policy statements, but his regulatory actions might be more impactful for the UK economy and markets. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

‘Whatever It Takes,’ One Year Later

By, 07/29/2013

One year ago, ECB chief Mario Draghi said he’d do “whatever it takes” to save the euro. How did he do?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Moderating in the Middle (Kingdom)

By, 07/26/2013

China’s new stimulus plan may not spark an era of gangbusters growth, but its ultimate implications could mean even better things for China.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Dodd-Frank: Relaxing Unwritten Rules?

By, 07/25/2013

Dodd-Frank turned three years old over the weekend, yet many rules remain unwritten—and some seem poised to stay that way.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

¡Viva España!

By, 07/24/2013

As we see in the case of Spain, improving economic data from the eurozone suggest the region won’t be as big a burden as feared on global markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Abe Wins a Landslide. Now What?

By, 07/23/2013

The Liberal Democratic Party’s landslide victory in Japan’s upper house election doesn’t much improve the outlook for Japanese stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Rating Agencies: Late as Usual

By, 07/22/2013

With Moody’s raising its outlook for US debt on Friday, a look at what happened during our two years on “negative” watch confirms ratings agencies’ decisions aren’t predictive.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Student-Loan Crisis That Wasn’t

By, 07/19/2013

In June, headlines decrying the student-loan rate’s upcoming July 1 rise seemed par for the course—so was politicians’ late-to-game solution this week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

A UK Perspective on QE

By, 07/18/2013

Since the UK stopped asset purchases late last year, it has shown signs of a strengthening economy. In our view, tapering QE in the US likely brings similar results.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Carbon Dating Politics

By, 07/17/2013

As Australia’s carbon tax U-Turn shows, legislation can and does change—something investors should remember when considering portfolio moves.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Cracks in the China?

By, 07/16/2013

Global stocks should look past China’s slowing growth rate.

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Christo Barker
Into Perspective

Inside Glass-Steagall’s Latest Comeback Attempt

By, 07/16/2013

The latest attempt to reinstate Glass-Steagall wouldn’t be great for capital markets, but—thankfully—it stands little chance of passing.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Thinking About Bonds

By, 07/15/2013

As the Fed eyes QE tapering, how should investors think about bonds?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Easing’s Quantitative Analytics

By, 07/12/2013
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A quick analysis of QE’s impact on the economy throws into question the quantity of its benefits.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

China’s Trade Blues

By, 07/11/2013

Chinese trade data disappointed in June, but a closer look suggests a hard landing remains unlikely.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Municipal Bond Madness

By, 07/10/2013

A proposed tax on municipal bonds likely doesn’t get through Washington gridlock.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Free Trade!

By, 07/09/2013

New/pending China-Switzerland and US-EU free trade deals aren’t instant economic fixes, but they should be longer-term positives and tailwinds for global stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

A Look at Egypt and Global Markets

By, 07/08/2013

Tensions are flaring in Egypt, but history shows this shouldn’t much impact global stocks.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
US Economy

News Flash—Inside June’s Unemployment Report

By, 07/05/2013

Data show recent employment gains aren’t “too slow.”

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Piquing Interest in US Debt

By, 07/05/2013

Interest rates may be up a bit, but the US’s debt is still plenty affordable.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
The Global View

The Good, The Basel and The Eurozone

By, 07/03/2013

Manufacturing, the Fed and a couple of PIIGS provided a mix of news for investors early this week—some good, some not-so-good and some simply political.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Editors’ Note: Tracking Stock and Bond Indexes

By, 07/02/2013
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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Regulatory Finger-Pointing. Again.

By, 07/02/2013

Some major global Financials are in EU regulators’ crosshairs for allegedly limiting competition in credit derivatives markets, but global stocks shouldn’t feel much impact.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Striking Gold?

By, 07/01/2013
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What should long-term investors consider in the wake of gold’s worst quarter as a freely traded commodity?  

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