Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Beneath US GDP’s Surface-Level Sharp Slowdown, Healthy Growth

By, 10/30/2015
Ratings1374.248175

US GDP slowed sharply, but a look at components show this is a function of volatility in one volatile component.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Much Ado About the Budget

By, 10/29/2015
Ratings564.642857

While Congress’s bipartisan budget agreement dominates headlines, its macro impact is limited.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

Beware Breakevenitis

By, 10/28/2015
Ratings1944.07732

We figure few investors bought stocks expecting flat returns, but after negativity some nevertheless fall prey to behavioral errors and sell at breakeven.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

The ECB’s Punch Bowl Has No Punch

By, 10/27/2015
Ratings264.365385

More quantitative easing would sedate the eurozone, not stimulate it.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Defanging Debt-Ceiling Doom

By, 10/26/2015
Ratings464.380435

Like a bad movie sequel, we suggest paying little heed to the latest debt ceiling chatter.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

1997 and 2015: History Rhymes, But Doesn’t Exactly Repeat

By, 10/23/2015
Ratings684.147059

Today’s Emerging Markets resembles that of the 1997/1998 Asian currency crisis, but the differences make an exact repeat unlikely.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Canadians Were Ready to Vote

By, 10/20/2015
Ratings394.269231

Monday, Canadian voters hit the polls and delivered a new leader a surprise majority. But the broad headwinds facing Canadian stocks and its economy aren’t likely to change soon.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

How Real Is China’s GDP?

By, 10/20/2015
Ratings714.014084

Whether or not China’s 6.9% y/y Q3 growth estimate is artificially high, the country should still contribute just fine to global GDP.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

To Gauge the Global Economy’s Health, Strip Out Commodities

By, 10/15/2015
Ratings884.170455

Falling commodity prices are skewing global economic data downward, but they are not actually a net negative economically.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

Mutually Beneficial?

By, 10/14/2015
Ratings1563.842949

Mutual funds have benefits, but investors should consider the drawbacks as well.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Prophet Margins?

By, 10/13/2015
Ratings874.247127

A projected downtick in S&P 500 profit margins is not a prophecy of doom.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Resist the Urge to Call Bottom

By, 10/09/2015
Ratings844.226191

Attempting to find the correction’s bottom is a futile endeavor, whether you use technical indicators or not.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Global Economy: Look Beyond Manufacturing

By, 10/08/2015
Ratings1014.217822

There is more to an economy than just building stuff.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Pacific-Rim Politicians Play ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

By, 10/05/2015
Ratings673.955224

Trade negotiators finalized the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Sunday, but hurdles still remain.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Fire the Unemployment Rate

By, 10/02/2015
Ratings1024.318627

The unemployment rate is a terrible indicator of where the economy and stocks are headed.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

The US Can Afford Its Debt

By, 10/01/2015
Ratings1604.228125

US deficits and debt are not problematic for the economy.

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