Michael Hanson
Forecasting

Book Review: Signals, Noises, Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Bayes

By, 08/30/2013
Ratings324.375

Nate Silver has written one of the best books on forecasting I’ve ever read.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Skepticism About a Simmering Economy

By, 08/30/2013
Ratings593.855932

Many doubt the strength of the US economy—are those concerns justified?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Squirrelly Computers?

By, 08/29/2013
Ratings184.138889

In our view, investors needn’t pay much attention to recent outages at exchanges—they happen more often than you’d think. And sometimes, the causes are pretty innocuous.

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Todd Bliman
Personal Finance

Nobody’s Fool

By, 08/29/2013
Ratings354.185714

It’s a mistake to heavily weight hypothetical past returns when performing due diligence.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Into Perspective

The Long-Term Investor’s Guide to Syria

By, 08/28/2013

Ongoing events in Syria are a human tragedy, but the longer-term impact on global stocks should be minimal.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Return of the Debt Ceiling: Part 108

By, 08/28/2013
Ratings294.034483

As the federal government prepares to go to the mattresses, should long-term investors be worried if Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Don't Dump on Durable Goods

By, 08/27/2013
Ratings43.625

A -7.3% drop in durable goods isn’t great, but plenty of other evidence suggests demand remains firm.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Strengthy Banks

By, 08/26/2013
Ratings44.625

A closer look at US banks’ balance sheets suggests the institutions are stronger than some rating agencies seem to believe.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Smokin’ Hot!

By, 08/23/2013

Economic growth has been smokin’ lately, yet some still fear there is a fire to put out.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Brewing German Elections

By, 08/22/2013

German elections are a month away and, currently, polls indicate a re-election for Chancellor Angela Merkel. In our view, this apparent lack of political uncertainty is further evidence the eurozone isn’t as bad as feared.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Big Picture

62.5 Reasons to Be Bullish

By, 08/22/2013
Ratings203.85

Worried this bull market lacks fundamental support? Here are a few dozen reasons to breathe easy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

Flash Bang Boom!

By, 08/21/2013

China’s recent “fat finger” error may have investors concerned about flash movements, but their overall impact on performance is overstated.

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Michael Birnbaum
Investor Sentiment

There Is No Bear There

By, 08/21/2013
Ratings34.666667

Three flawed theses supporting a bearish outlook.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

The Great Non-Rotation

By, 08/20/2013
Ratings64.083333

This bull market should keep running, but not for the reason many seem to think.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Rising Rates, Stocks and the Myth of the Yield Chaser

By, 08/20/2013
Ratings74.857143

What do rising interest rates mean for stocks?

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Todd Bliman
Geopolitics

Thug Island Dreamin’

By, 08/19/2013

Historically, geopolitical tensions move stocks less than you might think.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Bizarro World of QE Taper Fears

By, 08/19/2013

As folks realize their QE tapering fears are false, their relief should propel stocks higher.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Don’t Fret the Debt

By, 08/16/2013
Ratings93.388889

Should investors be concerned about the size of US debt?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Into Perspective

What to Do About Mexico’s Energy Reforms

By, 08/15/2013

Energy firms likely benefit from Mexico’s proposed energy reforms in the long run, but for investors in the here and now, better opportunities likely lie in other sectors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
The Big Picture

Welcome to the Neurozone

By, 08/15/2013
Ratings32.166667

The eurozone economy grew in Q2, but this isn’t an all-clear for eurozone stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Another One Gets Delayed

By, 08/14/2013

Another Affordable Care Act rule has been delayed. Markets have largely brushed off the legislation so, in our view, these delays likely get the same response.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

One Quadrillion and Counting

By, 08/13/2013

What should investors make of the news Japan’s gross public debt passed one quadrillion yen in Q2?  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

Much Ado About Bonds

By, 08/12/2013

Some headlines say a bond bear market is in the offing. What should long-term investors do?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Chinese Trade Chatter

By, 08/09/2013

Chinese July trade data pleasantly surprised many investors by trouncing expectations and June’s figures—but is there more to the story?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Into Perspective

Forward Misguidance

By, 08/08/2013

Forward guidance is all the rage with central banks, but investors following bankers’ words alone tread a perilous path.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

So Long, Fannie and Freddie?

By, 08/08/2013

Congress is debating unwinding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but in our view, near-term market impact is likely limited as too many factors remain unknown.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trading Up?

By, 08/07/2013

June’s trade report is getting applause, but not for the reasons it should.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Earnings—Still High, Still Rising

By, 08/06/2013

Earnings are still at all-time highs and rising, with less economically sensitive sectors leading the charge.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

July’s Employment Report in Three Charts

By, 08/05/2013

July’s slower job growth, in our view, doesn’t signal weakness for the economy or stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Defying Gravity

By, 08/02/2013

The S&P 500 hit a new all-time high Thursday, but in our view, that says nothing about what lies ahead for stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?

By, 08/01/2013

The latest buzz about US GDP seems to be concentrating on the distant past rather than the impact on the present.

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