Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

13 Risks That Weren’t in 2013

By, 12/31/2013
Ratings1663.930723

A look back at all the widely feared bad things that didn’t happen this year.

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Douglas Epstein
Into Perspective

Demand’s Unsung Partner

By, 12/30/2013
Ratings504.63

Fears that stocks lack sufficient buyers to support prices ignore a potentially powerful offsetting factor: supply changes.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

MarketMinder Minute - Debunking the Great Rotation

By, 12/30/2013
Ratings1133.70354
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

The Return of the Retail Investor

By, 12/30/2013
Ratings404.4375

It seems the average investor’s appreciation of stocks might be picking up these days—in response, the media’s claiming both doom and boom for markets ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

The Volcker Games

By, 12/27/2013
Ratings604.083333

The Volcker Rule’s first unintended consequence—over 275 community banks could take a roughly $600 million capital hit.

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Todd Bliman

The Many Faces of Risk, Retirement Edition

By, 12/26/2013
Ratings1673.889222

Contrary to what many believe, risk has a much broader meaning than merely risk of loss.

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Mary Holdener

Gut Check

By, 12/26/2013
Ratings724.131945

More often than not, investors’ “gut” feelings get in the way of their portfolio decisions. Here are some tricks to prevent investing indigestion.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Gift of Gridlock

By, 12/26/2013
Ratings264.403846

Your holiday gift from inside the Beltway is a lack of new laws.

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Elisabeth Dellinger

Don’t Be a Statistic

By, 12/24/2013
Ratings1284.132813

How to avoid the same mistakes that caused a member of Congress to get conned out of $18 million by his advisor.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

China Credit Crunch Redux?

By, 12/24/2013

Rising Chinese short-term rates have headlines warning of a credit crunch, but evidence suggests markets needn’t panic.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

It’s (Not) a Small World After All

By, 12/23/2013
Ratings334.19697

US Q3 GDP is a nice confirmation of growth, but global data matter most.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Fruitful Fundamentals

By, 12/20/2013
Ratings1024.009804

Earnings are growing, and forward-looking indicators suggest sales and profits should keep rising.

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Michael Hanson

Ditch Your Catalyst Thinking

By, 12/19/2013
Ratings684.397059

Investors of all kinds tend to believe “catalysts” are needed to move markets higher. Bull markets don’t need them, never have.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Taper On

By, 12/19/2013
Ratings334.075758

The small reduction in Fed bond buying is a step in the right direction, but likely not a big market mover.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

The Fed’s Deflated Logic

By, 12/18/2013
Ratings534.254717

Fed bond buying isn’t a solution for disinflation—it’s the cause.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

French Dip, Irish Cream

By, 12/17/2013
Ratings383.578947

While headlines focused on iffy data from France, good news from Ireland and throughout the eurozone flew under the radar.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Is Santa Coming to Town?

By, 12/16/2013
Ratings1393.593525

Does the Santa Claus Rally matter much for long-term investors?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Shinzo’s Stalemate

By, 12/13/2013
Ratings154.566667

On the anniversary of his election, reviewing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s progress thus far might prove insightful for Japanese reform in the near future.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Budgetary Surprises

By, 12/12/2013
Ratings893.595506

Congress has seemingly reached a budget deal—but what does this mean for investors?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Introducing the Volcker Rule

By, 12/11/2013
Ratings403.725

The long-awaited Volcker Rule has debuted with no big surprises.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

We Are the World

By, 12/10/2013
Ratings234.043478

In Bali, 159 countries reached a global agreement seeking freer trade. A noble objective, but such broad agreements are generally less workable and effective than narrower, more specific and actionable deals.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Taper in December?

By, 12/09/2013
Ratings664.515152

Will November’s strong jobs report, a healthier economy and Congress’ potential budget compromise suffice for the Fed to start tapering in December?

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Emily Dunbar

Great French-Pectations

By, 12/09/2013
Ratings213.285714

Investors might not love French policy, but French stocks don’t seem to mind.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

No Devil in These Details

By, 12/06/2013
Ratings594.067797

US GDP was revised up strongly. But the beat didn’t satisfy dour investors—who tried looking under the hood for something to fret about.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

MarketMinder Minute On Investing in Gold

By, 12/05/2013
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

The Faults of Municipal Default Fears

By, 12/05/2013
Ratings134.115385

Recent events in Detroit and Illinois have prompted jitters over municipal finances, but overall, state and local debt is in fine shape.

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Christopher Wong

I-P-O Doesn’t Spell E-Z M-O-N-E-Y

By, 12/05/2013
Ratings514.705883

Investors looking to hit the jackpot with an IPO may end up disappointed.  

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Todd Bliman
The Advisor's Corner

Incentives, Interests and Investors

By, 12/04/2013
Ratings424.345238

Basic economics teaches that rational individuals respond to incentives. What if your advisor’s incentives are at odds with your interests?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Pricking the Stock Market Bubble Debate

By, 12/04/2013
Ratings6872.951965

There’s been a lot of chatter about a stock market bubble—is investor concern warranted?    

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Mary Holdener

Q the End

By, 12/03/2013
Ratings424.476191

With each US economic data release come more predictions of when the Fed will taper QE. But will “when” matter for stocks, and why?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Risks

Wholesale Change?

By, 12/03/2013
Ratings324.015625

The skinny on Fed proposals to crack down on short-term money markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Doorbusters! Discounts! Ka-ching!

By, 12/02/2013
Ratings244.729167

What does the jump in Black Friday discounts and deals tell us about the retail sector?

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