Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

What Recession?

By, 08/29/2008
US GDP was revised up from 1.9% to 3.3% for the second quarter, once again surpassing dour expectations. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Durably Good

By, 08/28/2008

Some folks fear July's surprisingly good durable goods result will be fleeting. Though this is unlikely, weakness in a given country or sector won't necessarily change strength overall. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore

By, 08/27/2008
A few Nobel Laureates think globalization is bad for the world's workers. Poppycock, we say! read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Survey Says

By, 08/26/2008
Sentiment-based surveys almost never capture the complete picture. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Everything in Its Right Place

By, 08/25/2008
Many assign undue weight to the successes or failures of international organizations. But sovereign nations will do as they please, and failure to reach wide consensus doesn't mean globalization's end. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Immaterial Materials Blues

By, 08/22/2008
Despite a recent pullback in the Materials sector, supply and demand remains tight. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

The Price Is Right

By, 08/21/2008
Falling oil prices have folks wondering if the long run for the energy sector is over. But prices remain high, and energy earnings are more resilient to lower prices than believed.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Debunking the Ms

By, 08/20/2008
A record drop in US money supply as recorded by M3 is stoking the fire of existing economic worries. But the "Ms” aren't the indicators they once were. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Too Big to Fail

By, 08/19/2008
Will the Fed's expansion of powers prove to be a terrible precedent or a pertinent innovation? read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Don’t Demonize the Deficit

By, 08/18/2008
Earlier this week we noticed the re-emergence of a classic investing myth. Folks hailed the trade deficit shrinking on growing exports as good news. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

The Dollar and You

By, 08/15/2008
There's lots of hubbub surrounding the US dollar's recent rally against other major currencies. What should investors know when it comes to currency movement? read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Georgia on Our Minds

By, 08/14/2008
As tensions escalate in Georgia, the question is, beyond the human costs, should folks be concerned? read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

Sheer Reduction

By, 08/13/2008
Using neuroscience to analyze markets is all the rage. That could be bad news for investors… read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Chi Non Saltare…

By, 08/13/2008
Italy's economy contracted a bit in the second quarter, but global results are far more important than any single country. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

California Dreamin’

By, 08/12/2008

Is California's once-golden economy now tarnished by years of anti-competitive regulation and taxes?

 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

You Can’t Fathom the Froot Loops

By, 08/11/2008
Geopolitical events are scary but completely unpredictable. You can't plan a portfolio around them, and history shows you wouldn't want to anyway.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Of Autos and Airlines

By, 08/08/2008
Troubles in the US automotive and airline industries are driving some investors to fly off the handle. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Let the Games Begin!

By, 08/07/2008
On the eve of the Beijing Olympic Games, it's a good time to reflect on the value of competition and trade—athletic and economic.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Much Ado About Nothing

By, 08/06/2008
Everyone knew the Fed would hold rates steady—what folks really cared about was what the Fed said. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Cost Consumed

By, 08/05/2008
Higher production costs aren't necessarily directly passed on to the consumer.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Get Us the President

By, 08/04/2008
With the 2008 presidential election in full swing, taxes are a hot topic. What impact might tax policy changes have on markets?read more
GDP

Recessionism

By, 08/01/2008
As second quarter 2008 GDP came in stronger than expected, headlines still find reason to be gloomy.read more

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