Elisabeth Dellinger

The Tale of the Dollar’s Demise

By, 10/31/2013
Ratings1003.755

Has the dollar lost its status as the world’s reserve currency?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Taper Ghost Stories

By, 10/31/2013
Ratings204.375

Investors’ reaction to the Fed’s decision not to taper suggests widespread belief the economy is weak—more evidence sentiment is still stuck in skepticism.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Selling Retail Short?

By, 10/30/2013
Ratings64.583333

What can we glean from the latest retail numbers? 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Too Much Twitter Over IPOs?

By, 10/29/2013
Ratings334.272727

Is the recent spate of IPOs a sign of bubble trouble?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Britain's Secret Stimulus

By, 10/28/2013
Ratings184.472222

The only QE left in Britain is Queen Elizabeth, and it seems their economy is better off for it.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Buffer Bluffing

By, 10/25/2013
Ratings264.423077

The Federal Reserve announced rules for higher liquid capital ratios at the US’s biggest, most influential banks—what are the chances banks become safer?

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Todd Bliman
Reality Check

Passive Investors and Other Endangered Species

By, 10/25/2013
Ratings1353.396296

Passive investing is fine in theory, but extremely difficult to apply in the real world.

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Elisabeth Dellinger

Investing Lessons From the Crimean Trade War

By, 10/24/2013
Ratings1014.183168

The biggest market risks are those few people notice.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Spain Imports Growth

By, 10/24/2013
Ratings123.916667

Spain returned to growth in Q3. To us, this is just more evidence the global expansion continues.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Fed’s Unemployed Logic

By, 10/23/2013
Ratings384.31579

Those looking to September’s unemployment report for Fed clues are likely spinning their wheels.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Japan’s Quantitative Easy Button

By, 10/22/2013

Is Japan taking the easy way out with its uncompetitive economy?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

MarketMinder on All-Time Highs

By, 10/21/2013
Ratings993.606061
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

China’s Reacceleration

By, 10/21/2013
Ratings234.434783

Chinese GDP reaccelerated in Q3, providing more evidence of a faster-growing world economy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Data for Your Doldrums

By, 10/18/2013
Ratings774.383117

Reviewing global fundamentals suggests recent political pageantry’s main impact for investors is distracting them from ongoing growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A (Non)Default-Fueled Downgrade

By, 10/17/2013
Ratings354.642857

The US is facing another potential credit downgrade despite an averted debt default, but that doesn’t mean much for investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Uncertain About the Costs of Uncertainty

By, 10/16/2013
Ratings133.269231

How do you measure that which is uncertain?    

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

MarketMinder Minute - Week of October 11, 2013

By, 10/16/2013
Elisabeth Dellinger

Brewing Yet Another Debt Ceiling Debate

By, 10/15/2013
Ratings164.28125

Is the debt ceiling a global economic issue?

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Todd Bliman

Are Politicians Holding Your Financial Future Hostage?

By, 10/15/2013

Allowing Beltway rhetorical battles to drive investment decision making is a big risk to your financial future.       

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Tick Tick Boom?

By, 10/15/2013
Ratings534.462264

Don’t sweat Congress’s latest shenanigans—we still won’t default.

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Amanda Williams
Media Hype/Myths

Part-Time Employment Part Deux: The Affordable Care Act

By, 10/14/2013
Ratings593.347458

Many fear the ACA will contribute to turning the US into a part-time nation—but is this more media hype, or is it a trend to contend with?

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

The Debt Ceiling and China

By, 10/14/2013
Ratings294.241379

Will the debt ceiling make China dump its US Treasury holdings?

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Emily Dunbar
Media Hype/Myths

Nix the VIX

By, 10/14/2013
Ratings223.795455

A common indicator of market volatility is the VIX, but investors needn’t give it much weight.

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Todd Bliman
Monetary Policy

An Open Letter to Janet Yellen

By, 10/11/2013
Ratings664.022727

A quick reminder for Fed head nominee Janet Yellen: Simpler is often better.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Federal Reserve Chairman Nominated: Yellin’ About Yellen

By, 10/11/2013
Ratings343.352941

Speculation abounds over monetary policy’s future with Janet Yellen in the Fed’s big chair—but history shows action often deviates from expectations.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Confidence is Sentimental

By, 10/10/2013
Ratings224.136364

Investor sentiment has seemingly shifted back to grinding skepticism recently, but that’s not necessarily bad.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

High-Frequency Fallacies

By, 10/10/2013

While high-frequency trading continues to be a popular topic of debate, some of the opposing views are a teensy bit flawed, in my view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Taking Stock of the Affordable Care Act

By, 10/09/2013
Ratings353.585714

The Affordable Care Act has been a point of contention among Congress—but what about for stocks?  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Part-Time Reasoning on Part-Time Employment

By, 10/09/2013
Ratings433.511628

Many in the media fret employment is improving primarily due to an increase in part-time jobs—but do the data bear that out?

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Michael Birnbaum
Forecasting

Smoothed O"PE"rator

By, 10/08/2013
Ratings524.490385

The Cyclically Adjusted P/E ratio is above its long-term average, but this doesn’t mean poor stock returns are in store.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

MarketMinder Minute - Week of October 4, 2013

By, 10/08/2013
Ratings44.125
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

MarketMinder Minute - Week of October 4, 2013

By, 10/08/2013
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Defaulty Logic

By, 10/08/2013
Ratings1124.200893

Despite what our President, Treasury Secretary and House Speaker say, hitting the debt ceiling doesn’t mean imminent default.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

In Case of…

By, 10/07/2013

Dodd-Frank’s requirement for big banks to write living wills seems like a solution in search of a problem, but it shouldn’t create headwinds for Financials stocks.

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Mary Holdener
Emerging Markets

Let Them In(dia)!

By, 10/07/2013
Ratings143.714286

QE seems an easy scapegoat for India’s rather crunchy liquidity—but we suspect the country’s weakness is more locally sourced.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

“Non-Essential” Data

By, 10/04/2013
Ratings403.9875

With some federal agencies’ closures this week, new (and some historical) US economic data are offline—some fear the lack of official statistics may eventually shutdown markets, too.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

France’s (Non)Investment Philosophy

By, 10/03/2013
Ratings84.4375

France’s parliament is considering rules that, if implemented, might create some headwinds for its economy down the road.

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Todd Bliman
US Economy

Detonate Your Debt-Ceiling Fears

By, 10/03/2013
Ratings1624.197531

Some presume the debt ceiling is a huge risk looming in the near future, but there is ample evidence suggesting these fears are detached from reality.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

Writing Down the Volcker Rule

By, 10/02/2013
Ratings424.380952

Regulators are racing to nail down the Volcker Rule by year-end.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

MarketMinder Minute – Week of September 27, 2013

By, 10/02/2013
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

A Guide on Government Gridlock

By, 10/01/2013
Ratings294.137931

Gridlock makes it tough to pass legislation—but is that good or bad for markets?

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Todd Bliman
US Economy

The Government Shuts Down

By, 10/01/2013
Ratings664.045455

The government shutdown that began midnight Tuesday helps add clarity to the potential market impact of both recent budget squabbling and the debt ceiling.  

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