Brad Pyles
Into Perspective

An Overview of Rare Earth Metals

By, 11/30/2010

Rare earth metals aren't rare. We've got 1,300 years of reserves in the US alone!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Black Friday Not So Bleak

By, 11/30/2010
Irish bailout details failed to calm European nerves, but US investors managed to shake off some of the gloom on encouraging Thanksgiving retail sales.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

A Round of Thanks

By, 11/26/2010
MarketMinder is thankful for a quite a few things this year. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Briefly Bellicose

By, 11/24/2010
Geopolitical tensions on the Korean peninsula knocked stocks Tuesday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Still-Fighting Irish

By, 11/23/2010
Ireland officially requested aid as the ruling party announced it will dissolve the government after an impending budget vote. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

All Things European

By, 11/22/2010
While much attention is paid to various European nation's sovereign debt, behind the scenes European corporations are strong and positioned well.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Getting Hibernia Out of Hock

By, 11/19/2010
Ireland moved closer to a bailout Thursday—and while the media fretted, markets cheered. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

The Rising Cost of a Chinese Big Mac

By, 11/18/2010
Will Chinese price controls curb global growth?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

One of Those Days

By, 11/17/2010
Stocks took a dive on another round of recycled worries Tuesday. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Not So Ghoulish October

By, 11/16/2010
US October retail sales increased the most in seven months—adding to business spending power. read more
Jennifer Marquand
Into Perspective

Sector Flash: November Health Care Checkup

By, 11/16/2010

The US health care reform law is in the books, but the challenges facing our country's legislature are just beginning.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The (Un)Luck of the Irish

By, 11/15/2010
In the aftermath of a larger-than-average decline in recession, Irish debt woes have compounded a difficult economic situation on the Emerald Isle—but help is there if needed.  read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Overhaul and Crash Course

By, 11/12/2010

Steven Rattner's Overhaul is a fine enough account of the US auto bailout as a financial and political event, but Paul Ingrassia's Crash Course provides the necessary context to see why it happened.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Making More Out of Less

By, 11/12/2010
US firms are increasingly using their sizable war chests to boost earnings and shrink share supply. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Cause and Effect?

By, 11/11/2010
Gold and inflation may move in sympathy at times, but the relationship is more coincidental than causal. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Debating the Euro

By, 11/10/2010
Euro worries are bubbling up again, but any risk remains firmly in the future. read more
Todd Bliman
The Big Picture

The Ever-Evolving Economic Engine

By, 11/09/2010

Fearing change is human, but change is what makes capitalism great.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trade Talks

By, 11/09/2010
The G-20 summit in Seoul isn't until Wednesday, but the political back-and-forth has already begun. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Geared for Growth

By, 11/08/2010
Though little noted, corporate earnings are again trouncing analysts' expectations. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Officially Corrected

By, 11/05/2010
The MSCI World and S&P 500 returned to pre-correction highs this week with very little fanfare. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A Lifting Political Pall

By, 11/04/2010
In a week packed with news, the Fed's policy announcement and midterm elections were mostly as expected and good news for stocks. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Donkeys, Elephants, and Bulls. (Oh My!)

By, 11/02/2010
With midterm elections at hand, many Americans are thinking in terms of donkeys or elephants. Monday's financial news, however, came in the shape of a bull.read more
Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Travel Reading Diary

By, 11/02/2010

After a long business trip, a few reading suggestions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Five Spooky Fears Dispelled by US GDP

By, 11/01/2010
Fears are commonplace early in economic expansion—but a clear-minded review of US Q3 GDP shows many are simply ghost stories. read more

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