Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Privatizing Postbank and Power

By, 08/31/2012

Greece and India have huge economic differences, but both could benefit from private sector expansion.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

If You Love Me, Let Me Go

By, 08/30/2012

No doubt to politicians’ confusion, it seems manufacturers primarily want one thing: increased freedom from overly complex corporate taxes.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Social Security Shortfall

By, 08/30/2012
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Americans fear Social Security is insolvent and have since just about always.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Homage to Catalonia

By, 08/29/2012

Catalonia’s bailout request provides a window to Spain’s fascinating history.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Book Review: Abundance—The Future Is Better Than You Think

By, 08/28/2012

In Abundance, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler present a powerful exploration of positive possibilities.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Disputed Territory

By, 08/28/2012

A territorial dispute between South Korea and Japan may stall their trade talks, but the global free-trade march continues.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Voting 101

By, 08/27/2012

While we find nearly every politician equally abhorrent, we can find a few issues that shouldn’t sway your vote.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Ich Will Europa

By, 08/24/2012

During the latest critical week for the euro, Angela Merkel makes a video and the Greek bailout renegotiations heat up.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The CBO’s Fuzzy Math

By, 08/23/2012

The CBO revised its outlook for the US economy in 2012 and 2013—but their math has us scratching our heads a little.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

A Trade Tiff and Wine Whine

By, 08/22/2012

China, the US and the EU took to finger-pointing over subsidies and protectionism on Tuesday.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Another ‘Critical’ Week for the Euro

By, 08/21/2012

A brief update on what’s being heralded as another “critical” week for the euro.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

This Just In: Incentives Matter

By, 08/20/2012

Rising corn prices this summer aren’t only being driven by a drought.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Stirring the UK Stimulus Debate

By, 08/17/2012

Recent upward revisions to some UK economic data don’t quite square with growing calls for fiscal stimulus.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Brazil’s Unique Take on Stimulus

By, 08/16/2012

Brazil announced new stimulus measures Wednesday—but they’re strikingly reminiscent of measures being deployed in the eurozone under a far different name.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

The Usual Suspects in Eurozone Weakness

By, 08/15/2012

Driven by what seem to be the usual weak spots the last few years, eurozone Q2 2012 GDP posted a slight contraction.

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Todd Bliman
Reality Check

Greece’s Anything-But-Euro Crisis

By, 08/14/2012

The common currency tends to be a convenient scapegoat for all that ails Greece, but this seemingly gets the Greek situation entirely backwards.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

An Icelandic Remedy?

By, 08/14/2012

Is Iceland’s return to economic growth a model for the eurozone?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Noda’s Potentially Pyrrhic Policy Victory

By, 08/13/2012

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda won a costly victory Friday, but it’s one that might yet turn to political defeat.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Minding the Media

By, 08/10/2012

Headlines today are dominated by negative news—but that’s fairly normal and not indicative of trouble.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

Big Takes the Stage

By, 08/09/2012

As the bull market matures, what categories of stocks likely lead, and why?

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Fisher Investments Research Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Bailout for Spain?

By, 08/08/2012

There’s been much talk recently of a bailout for Spain (and possibly Italy, too)—but is that truly likely and why or why not? 

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Amanda Williams
Reality Check

Government Chicken or Private-Sector Egg?

By, 08/07/2012

There seems to be much confusion surrounding the origin of economic activity. But it seems pretty clear, to me.

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Michael Hanson
Repeatable History

History, Probability, and Thomas Bayes

By, 08/07/2012

Each day is unique and different from that which preceded it. But the only way that’s clear is through understanding the past.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

P Is for Politicking, Progress and Portugal

By, 08/07/2012

As Greece continues politicking over economic reform, Portugal demonstrates the benefits of getting more competitive.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Donkeys, Elephants and Employment

By, 08/06/2012

A bifurcated jobs report on Friday likely adds fodder to the political debate over unemployment.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Central Banker Relay

By, 08/03/2012

Following Olympic swimming relays earlier this week, central bankers had their own relay on Thursday. But what impact will their actions (or lack thereof) really have?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Is It Gold for the Americans?

By, 08/02/2012

Politicians allegedly reached an agreement to agree to a budget by the end of September—but is the deal worth a gold medal?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Touring Tuesday’s Headlines

By, 08/01/2012

A famed economist’s centennial, India’s blackouts and China’s gradual financial system liberalization  were in the headlines Tuesday.

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