Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Ancillary Agencies

By, 10/31/2012

The President’s recent proposal of a new Secretary of Business seems more likely to add to government bureaucracy than to streamline it, whatever the stated aim.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

A Look Around the Eurozone

By, 10/30/2012

While the US hunkered down for Hurricane Sandy, Europe was plenty busy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Three Charts on Q3 (US GDP, That Is)

By, 10/29/2012

US Q3 GDP accelerated in Friday’s report and, despite small fluctuations under the hood, the big picture seems similar to the recent past.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

The Dingo Ate Yo’ Tax Revenues

By, 10/26/2012

Australian politicians learned first-hand the lesson of “tax something and you’ll get less of it,” after the country’s much-debated Minerals Resource Rent Tax raised exactly zero revenue in its first three months.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Oct. 28 - Nov. 03, 2012

By, 10/26/2012

November brings with it a spate of new economic data, but it’s important to look to the longer term trends at work.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Elections Over Economics

By, 10/25/2012

A global glance at economic data to put political rhetoric in context.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

‘Doing Business’ With the World Bank

By, 10/24/2012

The World Bank’s 2013 “Doing Business” report shows how some nations have—and haven’t—improved competitiveness over the past year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Japan and China’s Island Tug-of-War

By, 10/23/2012

Japan and China’s land dispute may have some short-term economic impact, but it shouldn’t derail global growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Wishing Upon Eurozone Stars

By, 10/22/2012

There’s a rather long wish-list for the eurozone—from lots of parties, too. But some seem less likely than others, particularly by year-end. Here’s why—and also why that’s not such a bad thing as some might presume.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

(Still) No Chinese Hard Landing

By, 10/19/2012

Recent data suggest those fearing a “hard landing” in China should pause for reconsideration.

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Ken Moore
Into Perspective

Black Monday After a Quarter Century

By, 10/19/2012
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The experience I gained working on the Pacific Stock Exchange during 1987’s crash went far beyond basic market ups and downs. And it’s as poignant today as it was 25 years ago.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Oct. 21-27, 2012

By, 10/19/2012

Spanish regional elections, initial Q3 economic readings and the start of the US presidential elections mark the week ahead.

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Brad Pyles
The Global View

Europe’s Great Policy Mistake

By, 10/19/2012

European tax hikes amount to repetition of a decades old error, potentially stirring unrest and extremism.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

US Debt: Made in China?

By, 10/18/2012

A popular headline is the US’s (over-)indebtedness to China—a story that just doesn’t much square with the facts, particularly as it seems China decreases its US Treasury holdings.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Capitalism, the Capitol and Capitals

By, 10/17/2012

Crony capitalism, debating capital in the Capitol and a “critical” summit in Belgium’s capital.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Alba Gu Bràth!

By, 10/16/2012

Scotland got clearance to hold a referendum on independence in two years. What does this mean for Scotland and the UK?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

The Tariff Tango

By, 10/15/2012

Despite notable progress in free trade in recent years, protectionism isn’t dead. Investors would be well served to stay apprised of developments.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Dodd-Frankly, That’s Dumb

By, 10/12/2012

Dodd-Frank rules governing derivatives trading go into effect Friday. However, those potentially subject to the rules still find them full of ambiguity and uncertainty.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Oct. 14-20, 2012

By, 10/12/2012

A brief look at economic data and geopolitical events in the week ahead and MarketMinder’s view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Scaling the Fiscal Cliff

By, 10/11/2012

As the election nears and the year winds down, fiscal cliff rhetoric is heating up. So how to read between the hype’s lines?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

This One Goes to 11

By, 10/10/2012

Eleven eurozone nations agreed to pursue a financial transactions tax—a misguided endeavor, in our view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Welcome Changes

By, 10/09/2012

India and Hungary have made notable economic policy shifts in recent days.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Unemployment and the Undecided

By, 10/08/2012

Does September’s unemployment rate imply anything about the two presidential candidates’ employment prospects?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Of Rice and Men

By, 10/05/2012

Thailand’s ill-advised experiment with rice markets is already showing signs of unraveling.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Oct. 7-13, 2012

By, 10/05/2012

A brief look at economic data and geopolitical events in the week ahead and MarketMinder’s view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Europe’s One-Stop Shopping

By, 10/04/2012

The European Commission proposed steps aimed at tightening the EU’s single market integration Wednesday—steps which, if successfully implemented, would likely do much economic good there.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Songs We’ve Heard Before ...

By, 10/03/2012

Another “critical week for the euro,” a proposal to ring-fence eurozone banks and putting the cart before the horse on jobs and economic growth.

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Mary Holdener
Reality Check

A Supply-Side of Bacon

By, 10/03/2012

Due to this summer’s drought’s decreasing corn and soy crops, costs of pig feed are rising and the numbers of pigs across Europe are declining. Could this change fried eggs and Cobb salads as we know them?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Fisher Investments on Global Elections

By, 10/02/2012

The skinny on this week’s elections in Venezuela and Georgia.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

By, 10/01/2012

France released its 2013 budget, including a new 75% tax on those making over €1 million a year and various other moves that seem, to us, solutions in search of problems.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

No One Expects the Spanish Inquisition

By, 10/01/2012

EU leaders may argue over whether Spain should request a bailout, but markets are the ultimate arbiter.

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