Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Fisher Investments: Is the Euro a Relic in the Making?

By, 11/30/2011

A look at why a sudden eurozone splintering could be quite bad. And why it’s quite unlikely.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Trade

Korean Kerfuffle

By, 11/30/2011

After a classic parliamentary brawl, South Korea’s National Assembly ratified the US-Korea free trade agreement.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Red Hot Black Friday

By, 11/29/2011

Strong Q3 earnings and record-high Black Friday sales illustrate the disconnect between sentiment and reality.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Have Consumers Changed Their Ways?

By, 11/28/2011

Let’s put one theory of a fundamental shift in US consumer spending patterns in perspective.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Giving Thanks Amid Volatility

By, 11/24/2011

Stocks continued 2011’s volatile pattern on Wednesday—but that doesn’t negate the list of things to be thankful for this year.

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Amanda Williams
Capitalist Corner

Zuccotti Park’s Modern-Day Pilgrims

By, 11/23/2011

Though Occupy Wall Street was recently evicted from Zuccotti Park, there are still important lessons to be learned—and they’re particularly relevant at Thanksgiving. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

US Q3 GDP Revision: All About Inventories

By, 11/23/2011

Don’t be fooled by the headline deceleration. Tuesday’s US Q3 GDP revision creates visions of a jolly holiday season with steady growth, but dwindling inventories.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Book Review: A Grand, if Wandering, Pursuit

By, 11/22/2011

Bestselling author Sylvia Nasar’s entry on economic history is beautifully written, but too scattered to be a coherent narrative.

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Michael Hanson, Alex Nelson and Andrew Bates
The Big Picture

45 Things That Mattered This Week - 11/18/2011

By, 11/22/2011

This week’s list of interesting articles is the most disparate yet. Enjoy this cornucopia of fun reads for Thanksgiving week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Super Stalemate

By, 11/22/2011

The US budget super committee delivered not-so-super results.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Earnings and Implications

By, 11/21/2011

A look back at Q3 earnings season, and a look ahead at the likely implications.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Much Ado About Nothing New

By, 11/18/2011

Although investor angst over Europe remains high, market volatility on Thursday was driven more by fears than any new or surprising developments.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Taxation and Competitiveness 101

By, 11/17/2011

Tobin Tax rhetoric heated up between Germany and Britain Wednesday—a debate that’s a bit of a head-scratcher, in our view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Transatlantic Economics Tuesday

By, 11/16/2011

In economic news Tuesday, eurozone GDP grew modestly, US wholesale inflation was tame and US retail sales grew again.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Molto Mario?

By, 11/15/2011

A look at what’s in store for Italy’s new Prime Minister, Mario Monti.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

This Week in Flubs

By, 11/14/2011

Political goofs and missteps are part of the game. Today, we bring you last week’s best of the worst.

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Amanda Williams
Capitalist Corner

Supply-Side Schooling from Shale

By, 11/14/2011

Some recent developments in shale gas production speak powerfully to the invisible hand’s ability to solve even some of what seem to be the trickiest problems.

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Michael Hanson, Alex Nelson and Andrew Bates
The Big Picture

40 Things That Mattered This Week - 11/11/11

By, 11/14/2011

This week’s tour of headlines stretches across the globe and from outer space to inner space.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Political Turnover Thursday

By, 11/11/2011

New governments in Italy and Greece are a step in the right direction to help fix their fiscal houses.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Italian Debt Perspective

By, 11/10/2011

Italy's bond yields moved sharply higher Wednesday, contributing to broad market volatility. But let's add some perspective to the central issue: Italy's debt and its costs.

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Todd Bliman
Into Perspective

The Not-So-Super Committee

By, 11/10/2011

We’re closing in on Thanksgiving, and political football over the deficit seems set to kickoff again.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Midweek Mash-up

By, 11/09/2011

Euro politics dominated headlines again Tuesday, but eurozone musical chairs wasn’t the only story. Here’s a look at what news caught our eye.

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Michael Hanson

Remembering James Hillman

By, 11/08/2011

One of the titans of 20th century of psychology has passed, but his work will stand for years to come.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Mediterranean Musical Chairs

By, 11/08/2011

The latest on Greece and Italy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

20 Numbers to Help Illustrate Unemployment

By, 11/07/2011

A collection of factoids to help put current unemployment in perspective.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

Taxing Chickens (and Trucks)

By, 11/07/2011

Free trade agreements have gained attention worldwide of late. Though the United States has made recent headway in embracing freer trade, it still lags woefully behind.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

24 Hours in the Eurozone

By, 11/04/2011

It’s been a busy 24 hours for the eurozone. Expect the debate to continue in the coming days, but for Greece, the choices are few.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Promoting Peace and Prosperity

By, 11/03/2011

While most media looked elsewhere, two unlikely countries made a potential move toward increased global peace and prosperity Wednesday.

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Amanda Williams
Capitalist Corner

The Trouble With Taxes

By, 11/03/2011

As election season heats up, a plethora of pundits and politicians—both incumbents and candidates—are resurrecting the ever-popular debate over taxes. But what are investors to make of the hoopla and hyperbole?

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Michael Hanson, Alex Nelson and Andrew Bates
Reality Check

27 Things That Mattered This Week - 10/31/2011

By, 11/03/2011

After a brief hiatus, our weekly look at interesting stories around the web returns.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Greek Curve-Ball

By, 11/01/2011

Greece continues the tradition of political grandstanding over eurozone bailout plans.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Counting Candy (and Earnings)

By, 11/01/2011

US companies are on track for eight straight quarters of earnings growth.

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Michael Hanson

Airplane Reading

By, 11/01/2011

Two books kept me company flying across the country last week—one on the world debt crisis, the other on Modernism. Heavy stuff!

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