Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Predictably Unpredictable

By, 12/31/2009
Long-term economic and stock market predictions are never entirely accurate—there are simply too many unforeseeable factors involved. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Toasts, Not Tears

By, 12/30/2009
This year's holiday shopping season exemplifies the disconnect between expectations and reality. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Onward

By, 12/29/2009
What are the experts saying about 2010? And what should investors do about it?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Fisher Investments Looks Ahead

By, 12/28/2009
With 2009 (and the ‘00s) winding down, investors can take what they've learned and look forward to the future.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Data Drawbacks

By, 12/24/2009
Economic data—what's in those numbers? read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Ghost of Christmas Future

By, 12/23/2009
The Senate will vote a present down the chimney this Christmas Eve—but it's only the next step in a lengthy process littered with political land mines.read more
Others

Deflated Copenhagen

The UN's Copenhagen summit fell short of its lofty goals—and that could be good for business going forward, especially in developing nations. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

Charge It, Please!

By, 12/21/2009
Credit card interest rates are rising in advance of a new law—a good example of regulation gone awry. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Big Fat Greek Deficit

By, 12/18/2009
Greek debt concerns roiled markets again Thursday. Expect such disruptions to continue, but not to derail the bull market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Cash Rich

By, 12/17/2009
US companies have plenty of cash on hand ready to be deployed at a moment's notice. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

A Buck for the Barber

By, 12/16/2009
For now, moderately higher inflation signals economic recovery—nothing moreread more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Yields Signs

By, 12/15/2009
The US yield curve steepened to its biggest spread in decades last week—bullish for economic growth. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Country Matters

By, 12/14/2009
Emerging markets are fueling global growth, and China's surge bodes well for the world. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Pacific Politics

By, 12/11/2009
Japan's new leadership continues to shake things up—leaving investors wondering what's next for the country's stock market.read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

The Transaction Mentality and You

By, 12/10/2009
Investors tend to think like high-flying traders when most ought to be ho-hum.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

TARP Controversy

By, 12/10/2009
TARP's extension Wednesday was largely irrelevant—along with other emergency programs, it's already prevented the worst-case scenario. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

A Grecian Knot

By, 12/09/2009
Markets were fidgety following a Fitch downgrade of Greek government debt Tuesday.     read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Skip the Double-Dip

By, 12/08/2009
The future's never certain, but a double-dip recession seems unlikely. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Jobs Report, Sarbox, and Japan Post

By, 12/07/2009
The world is full of rotating characters, and some acts have more power to move markets than others.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

The Devil You Know

By, 12/04/2009
Entirely new challenges lie ahead for the Fed Chairman—whose confirmation is all but assured. Is he up to the task?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Exits in Sight

By, 12/03/2009
That some countries are mulling stimulus exit plans is a positive sign the global economic recovery has legs. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Ol’ Pension Blues

By, 12/02/2009
The ol' pension blues are back—but they needn't rob investors of holiday cheer.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

The Good Life

By, 12/01/2009
After giving thanks for all we have, let's ponder just why we have so much.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Much Dubai About Nothing

By, 11/30/2009
News of Dubai World's debt restructuring roiled global markets but doesn't reflect a new financial crisis. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Thanks Aplenty

By, 11/26/2009
Folks generally aren't as happy this holiday as usual, but there's plenty to be thankful for.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Black Friday X’s and O’s

By, 11/25/2009
Holiday retail sales won't make or break economic recovery.  read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

You’ve Got a Weight Problem

By, 11/24/2009
Your brain is making you anxious and that could be weighing down your portfolio. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The Talented Mr. Van Rompuy

By, 11/24/2009
Besides a talent for haikus, what will the new EU president bring to the table?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Is the Price Right?

By, 11/23/2009
Short-term US Treasury yields dipped into negative territory this week. Investors needn't panic—it's not December 2008 all over again.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Channeling Chips

By, 11/20/2009
The semiconductor industry was rattled Thursday by analysts' downgrade.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Lopsided Trade

By, 11/19/2009
Concerns about the US-China trade imbalance are overwrought. Historically, trade deficits haven't held back the US economy and stock market—and likely won't now. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Show Will Go On

By, 11/18/2009
A single piece of news virtually never accounts for daily market movement.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Time and Again

By, 11/17/2009
Time and again, market timing proves to be an attractive—but elusive—pursuit.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Back to Business

By, 11/16/2009
Investors need not believe in the US economy to believe in global stocks. read more
Jennifer Marquand
The Global View

Just a Bill on Capitol Hill

By, 11/16/2009
If only life were as simple as Schoolhouse Rock. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Downgraded

By, 11/13/2009
Credit ratings agencies are on the ropes lately. But are they down and out for good?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

More Countries, More Problems

By, 11/12/2009
European worries over Greece's large deficit underscore some of the EU's structural issues and possible risks surrounding the euro. read more
John Hulcher
Unconventional Wisdom

Doubting Thomas Versus The Proverb

By, 11/12/2009
Assuming you agree March 9th marked the bear's bottom, we're eight months into a new bull and the S&P 500 is up roughly +60%—yet skepticism abounds.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Battle of the Buck

By, 11/11/2009
Don't fret a weakening dollar. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Paying for the Bailouts

By, 11/10/2009
The financial crisis appears to be over, but thanks to onerous regulations and political scrutiny, Financials' woes aren't.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Unemployment’s Jab No Knockout

By, 11/09/2009
US October unemployment rose, but shouldn't hold back economic and stock market recovery. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Hungry for More

By, 11/06/2009
Q3 US worker productivity increased the most since 2003—good news for corporate profits and stocks.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Shot Across the Bow

By, 11/05/2009
In efforts to get re-elected, Republicans and Democrats alike will continue moving toward the center or risk losing seats. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Ignoring the Itch

By, 11/04/2009
Jittery markets make for itchy trigger fingers. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Bedtime Stories to Scare Investors

By, 11/03/2009
CIT's bankruptcy filing is a story reminiscent of last year's financial horrors—one with less power to move markets.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Fall Classic

By, 11/02/2009
The global stock rally busted many investing myths so far this year, but don't expect universal acknowledgment any time soon. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Treats, Please

By, 10/30/2009
The US economy returned to growth mode in Q3, with consumer spending leading the way.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Monetary Mantras

By, 10/29/2009
Though some central banks are raising interest rates, stimulative global monetary policy remains en vogue. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Alternative Investments

Touch of Fear

By, 10/28/2009
MLPs are being touted as the answer to investor woes--but without proper due diligence, they can represent significant risks to long-term investors. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Not Just Debt Weight

By, 10/27/2009
Worried about today's high government debt? History shows we're still well within manageable levels.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

London Fog

By, 10/26/2009
British GDP declined for the sixth straight quarter, fueling fears the UK may recover slower than most countries.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Picture This

By, 10/23/2009
Leading economic indicators are up for the sixth consecutive month. Investors who wait for the whole picture will likely be left behind as the bull market continues to rise.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Other Shoe Blues

By, 10/22/2009
Bull market skeptics believe commercial real estate woes may be the much- awaited "other shoe” drop-kicking markets. We doubt it.read more
Others

Unexpected Earnings

Positive earnings surprises should continue for some time.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Taming of the Shrill

By, 10/20/2009
Cries proclaiming imminent rampant inflation have little economic support. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Not So New Normal

By, 10/19/2009
The "new normal” economy is likely to be more normal than new.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

D10K Doubters

By, 10/16/2009
Amid some celebration, Dow doubters hailed 10,000 as the ceiling for stocks. The milestone means little, but the bother's bullish. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Change Ain’t Easy in DC

By, 10/15/2009
Some Democrats want to expand the current stimulus—but investors needn't fear, it's unlikely any sweeping new stimulus measures will get approved anytime soon. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Don’t Mess With Taxes

By, 10/14/2009
Concerns about higher taxes abound, but stock investors likely needn't fear the effects. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Futures Ahead

By, 10/13/2009
China's aiming to further develop its futures exchanges—potentially opening a window to this important end market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Even Steven

By, 10/12/2009
Investors shouldn't abandon their long-term investment strategies just because stocks are recovering.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

Tools of the Trade

By, 10/09/2009
Bond ETFs—just another tool on the investing tool belt? Investors looking to jump into these popular vehicles would do well to understand how they work.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

The Dollar’s Doom Looms?

By, 10/08/2009
Rumors are flying that a few countries want to stop pricing oil in US dollars, raising fears about the dollar as the world's dominant currency. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Doubt in the Driver’s Seat

By, 10/07/2009
Doubts drive every bull market. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Here Come the Irish!

By, 10/06/2009
Irish voters overwhelmingly approved the Lisbon Treaty—after saying "no” to the treaty last year.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Unemployment, Underemployment and Zombies

By, 10/05/2009
Unemployment and underemployment may continue rising, but history tells us they won't hold back stocks. read more
Carolyn Feng
Capitalist Corner

Cracks in the Fortune Cookie

By, 10/02/2009
China's pretty much leading the global economic recovery, so why is the Shanghai Stock Exchange technically in bear market territory?read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Spooked?

By, 10/02/2009
Fears natural disasters or geopolitical unrest could trigger the next bear market are nothing new.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

A Sign of Better Days to Come

By, 10/01/2009
US Q2 GDP was revised higher—but fears about the economy and consumer spending continue to weigh on many folks' minds. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

A Strong Second Six

By, 09/30/2009
As earnings season looms, stocks should continue their "V” recovery, with sentiment outweighing fundamentals.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

What’s Brewing in Germany

By, 09/29/2009
The German parliament is set to shift toward a business-friendly, center-right majority. But the status quo, not significant change, is probably what's brewing. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Shaken, Not Stirred

By, 09/28/2009
The stock market recovery has been steady so far, but don't forget pullbacks are normal during a bull market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Lofty Promises, Little Action

By, 09/25/2009
World leaders descended on the US this week for a couple high-profile summits. Policy decisions, major or minor, are unlikely.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Stimulus U-Turn

By, 09/24/2009
The DPJ, Japan's new ruling party, announced its decision to postpone parts of the $165 billion economic stimulus package passed earlier this year—possibly hindering Japan's economic recovery relative to the rest of the world. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Back From the Brink

By, 09/23/2009
A year after financial panic compelled the Treasury to insure money market funds, the program peacefully expired last Friday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Bare Bottom

By, 09/22/2009
As the global economy recovers, bare-bones inventories need to rise to keep shelves from becoming equally bare. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

A Perplexing Peg

By, 09/21/2009
The Chinese yuan appears to be re-pegged to the US dollar—more evidence recent anti-dollar rhetoric is more talk than action.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Wading Back In

By, 09/18/2009
A year after financial panic sent investors fleeing, risk appetite is on the rise again. read more
Aaron Anderson
The Global View

Confounding Currency Myths

By, 09/17/2009
There's no shortage of opinions about the most important factors to consider when investing. I can't tell you if any foretell outsized returns, but I do know global investors of every ilk should keep an eye on one common factor: Currency exchange rates. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Bye-Bye, Recession?

By, 09/17/2009
Recent talk of the end of the global recession isn't new news to investors.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Minor in the Key of Kerfuffle

By, 09/16/2009
Scaled historically, today's trade kerfuffles are minor—but we like that so many are paying attention.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Separation Anxiety

By, 09/15/2009
Though Treasury and White House speak of "exit strategy,” financial regulation proposals could mean continued government involvement in the financial sector.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

One Year Later

By, 09/11/2009
One year after a fateful week on Wall Street ignited a panic, we evaluate where things stand today.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

The Bling Fling

By, 09/10/2009
Even at $1,000 per ounce, gold isn't a harbinger of hyperinflation or financial panic…just a boring old commodity. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Of Mop-Tops and Monetary Union

By, 09/09/2009
The United Nations recently proposed establishing a global central bank and currency to solve the world's woes—but don't expect action anytime soon.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Less Bad Is Good

By, 09/07/2009
Economic data has been exceeding dour expectations, but skeptics are quick to note "less bad" data still isn't good.read more
Jennifer Marquand
Into Perspective

Trade Winds

By, 09/04/2009
As this recessionary storm begins to dissipate, it's likely the menacing clouds will be pushed out (at least in part) by more pleasant economic trade winds.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Fuel for the Fire

By, 09/04/2009
Oil's constricted supply, lengthy extraction process, and difficult distribution highlight the bullish prospects for the Energy sector. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

FDIC Out of Cash?

By, 09/03/2009
The financial crisis was a big test, but there's little need to fear the FDIC will run out of money—even as bank failures continue rising. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Alternative Investments

Rare Earths

By, 09/02/2009
Materials and Emerging Markets are two equity categories likely to lead market recovery. Rare earths, a small subset of Materials, show us why.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Chip, Chip, Hooray

By, 09/01/2009
Global semiconductor sales climbed for the fifth month in a row—a confirmation of Tech's stock outperformance so far this year. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Location, Location, Location

By, 08/31/2009
Signs of improvement in the housing market are welcome but not necessary for the stock market rally to continue.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Stay in September

By, 08/28/2009
Despite investing myths to the contrary, September isn't a cursed month for investors. read more
Scott Pace
The Big Picture

Sell in May, and Go Astray

By, 08/27/2009
It's almost September, and investors who "sold in May and went away,” as the old saying goes, probably wish they'd never left.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

CB-Uh-Oh?

By, 08/27/2009
Investors shouldn't fear the CBO's deficit prediction—it matters little to stocks.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

And the Nominee Is…

By, 08/26/2009
Predictably, President Obama nominated Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke for another four years Tuesday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Sayonara, LDP?

By, 08/25/2009
If current polls are correct, Japan may soon be saying sayonara to its long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

The Tortoise and the Hare

By, 08/24/2009
Stock prices haven't come too far, too fast. On the contrary, outsized returns are typical for the initial stages of a bull market and are likely to continue.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Buckle Up

By, 08/21/2009
Investors needn't fear China's stock market correction. read more
Lara Hoffmans
Inconvenient Truths

Macbeth and Mirrorballs

By, 08/21/2009
Macbeth is Shakespeare's shortest play, and perhaps his most instructive for politicians. Swap out witches for lobbyists divining the future in a swamp, and it's not Scotland—it's modern day DC.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Alphabet Soup Recovery

By, 08/20/2009
Contrary to popular belief, the stock market and the economy don't move in lockstep. Markets can recover in a V—even while the economy L's, W's, or Q's for a bit. read more
Doug Regner
Repeatable History

What the Tweet Is a Blog?

By, 08/20/2009
If not on paper, where will we find news and information, particularly concerning investments? An avalanche of content has already moved to "blogs.”read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Monetary Punch

By, 08/19/2009
Inflation's absence tells us the Fed's monetary punch is mixed just right.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Pulling Weeds

By, 08/18/2009
Colonial BancGroup's failure is typical of recessions' tendency to weed out weaker firms. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Report of the Consumer’s Death is an Exaggeration

By, 08/17/2009
The cards might seem stacked against a rebound in consumption, but consumers are much more resilient than most think.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Out of the Gates

By, 08/14/2009
France and Germany announced positive Q2 GDP numbers Thursday, adding to signs a global economic recovery is well underway.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Brainlessly Buoyant?

By, 08/13/2009
Stocks' fast pace has some fretting bubbles. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

Sickness or Health

By, 08/12/2009
Innovation happens all the time—even during downturns. read more
Jason Dorrier
Into Perspective

Freaky Like the Long Island Express...

By, 08/11/2009
Unexpected events spook markets from time to time—freaky stuff like the New England Hurricane of 1938. But it takes something of wider reach and deeper destruction, like world war, to derail fresh bull markets and deliver a dreaded L-shaped recovery. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Bangladeshi Butter Indicator

By, 08/11/2009
Beware extrapolating past stock returns to predict future ones. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Day the Twitter Died

By, 08/10/2009
Bottom news stories are often the ones behind surging stocks. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Training Wheels

By, 08/07/2009
Central banks worldwide are maintaining flexible monetary policies as the global financial system continues its recovery.read more
Carolyn Feng
Capitalist Corner

Hoopla Over Pay

By, 08/06/2009
The closest I've been to $42.9 million (the total pay received by Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein in 2008) is in newspaper print. But I'm not appalled, aggrieved, or angered. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Attack of the Machines!

By, 08/06/2009
Relax, high-frequency trading isn't necessarily an enemy to everyday investors.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Nothing Sweeter Than Sour Grapes

By, 08/05/2009
Washington's legislative loggerheads could benefit stock investors.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Reading Rainbows

By, 08/04/2009
Positive manufacturing readings across the globe are welcome signs.read more
Read Price
Into Perspective

Fifth-Grade Math

By, 08/04/2009
There's a tendency for people to think of their wealth in terms of the number of actual dollars they own, as opposed to their level of purchasing power.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Don’t Call It a Comeback

By, 08/03/2009
The US economy could be on the verge of renewed growth, but extremely cautious optimism pervades. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Musical Chairs

By, 07/31/2009
Employment numbers are in the spotlight again, but don't count on them to perfectly reflect the employment picture or tell you where markets are headed.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Dog Days

By, 07/30/2009
With Congress in recess and much of the financial industry on vacation, the news cycle should be mellow until after Labor Day.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Statutory Sunshine

By, 07/29/2009
The financial regulation debate is raging again.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Hard-Earned Profits

By, 07/28/2009
Companies are achieving better-than-expected earnings by reacting quickly to the economic downturn.read more
John Hulcher
Unconventional Wisdom

A Sham for the Ages

By, 07/27/2009
Should something as important as your investment allocation be determined by age alone? If only investing were so simple.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Long Summer

By, 07/27/2009
Major new legislative proposals have stalled in the Beltway—that just might be a good thing for stocks. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Misleading Milestones

By, 07/24/2009
Investors would do well to ignore silly, numerical milestones.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Take a Hike

By, 07/23/2009
The federal minimum wage increases this Friday. Despite arguments to the contrary, it's likely the economic impact will be negligible. read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

Cheerless Recoveries

By, 07/23/2009
Expect investor sentiment and broad economic data to stay dour even as stocks recover. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Juggling Hats

By, 07/22/2009
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke detailed current and future monetary policy in congressional testimony and a Wall Street Journal editorial Tuesday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

CIT’s Private Reprieve

By, 07/21/2009
CIT may have secured a reprieve from bankruptcy court—for now—but the bigger news is its rescue is being backed by private financing rather than the government.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Back to Basics

By, 07/20/2009
Earnings show banks' traditional capabilities are intact.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Year of the Ox

By, 07/17/2009
China's stimulus plans are coming to fruition faster than most developed nations, and the country will probably lead the global economic recovery.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Tin State

By, 07/16/2009
State budget woes have received significant media coverage, but they tell us little about future stock prices. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

‘Tis the Season

By, 07/15/2009
This earnings season, try to remember: Corporate profitability doesn't require improved economic conditions. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

A Dose of Reality

By, 07/14/2009
China swallowed a hard dose of reality as two recent government debt auctions failed to attract enough investors.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

This Is Thriller Time

By, 07/13/2009
As the market pulls back a bit, some investors are reconsidering their approach. But brief pullbacks are normal—not reason to change a sound long-term strategy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Oil! (Again)

By, 07/10/2009
Commodities regulators are debating the role speculators play in prices—yet again.read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

Soul Searching

By, 07/10/2009
Abandoning tried-and-true investing disciplines after bear markets is among the biggest investor mistakes. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

CDO Remix

By, 07/09/2009
Budding CDO activity is a sign an important source of lending isn't permanently gone.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A Confused Chorus

By, 07/08/2009
Well before the current round of fiscal stimulus has been fully deployed, let alone allowed to work its mojo, a confused (but ever louder) chorus is calling for the encore. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Lights, Camera, Renminbi

By, 07/07/2009
The Chinese renminbi is starring in a new role: Trade settlement currency.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Numeric Follies

By, 07/06/2009
Sometimes the government's economic projections simply don't add up.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Goldilocks and the Inflation Bugaboo

By, 07/02/2009
Investors should differentiate budget deficits from inflation.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Regulatory Ring

By, 07/01/2009
Almost drowned out by the King of Pop and King of Con, a recent Supreme Court decision may negatively affect banks down the line. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Program That Wasn’t There

By, 06/30/2009
Banks are less interested in the government's help these days. That's a good thing. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Reversing the Stimulus

By, 06/29/2009
The Fed's "exit strategy” needn't be precise. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Trifling Transformers

By, 06/26/2009
President Obama signed off on the "cash for clunkers” program Wednesday. Don't hold your breath on this one folks. read more
Others

The Boring Bull

Folks looking for explosive headlines often overlook the quiet bits of good news likely to drive markets higher. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Buy Apple Pie

By, 06/24/2009
Rising American protectionism is provoking retaliation. But history's hardest lessons should stem the tide. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs

By, 06/23/2009
Investors seem discouraged by the World Bank's dour economic forecast, but even "official” forecasts don't really mean much for stocks.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Witching Hour

By, 06/22/2009
A seemingly ghoulish event known as quadruple witching took place this week, but long-term investors shouldn't fear its spells.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Voting and Weighing

By, 06/19/2009
Short-term market volatility has never inhibited long-term value recognition or positive returns.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Regulator Rubik’s Cube

By, 06/18/2009
Today's announced financial regulatory proposals are moderate but highlight why investors should beware US Financials for now.read more
Brad Pyles
Into Perspective

The Inevitability of the Next Bull

By, 06/17/2009
History and a belief in capitalism tell us the most probable event following a bear market is a bull market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Earliest Bird

By, 06/17/2009
Economically sensitive sectors should lead the recovery—especially Materials, the earliest bird.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Trial by Volatility

By, 06/16/2009
Pullbacks are to be expected during market recoveries.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Yesterday’s Breaking News

By, 06/15/2009
Fed reports showed US household wealth dropped in Q1, but this is hardly new news! read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Fire Sale Four

By, 06/12/2009
Rising US Treasury yields—alarming or alluring?  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Not a Bair Market

By, 06/11/2009
Recent government feuding over Citigroup's stock conversion highlights political risk within the slowly healing financial sector.read more
Doug Regner
Repeatable History

Craig Newmark Stole Your Morning Paper

By, 06/10/2009
Did the newspaper stop arriving at your doorstep? If you live in Denver, Baltimore, Cincinnati, or Albuquerque, a major local newspaper has shut its doors over the last three years. Seattle, Detroit, Mesa, and Flint readers still receive a physical local paper—but only a few days a week. Content is delivered solely online other days. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Baby, You Can Drive My Volvo

By, 06/10/2009
America's auto industry is as American as strudel, sushi, and bangers and mash.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Fear of Heights

By, 06/09/2009
Markets don't adhere to humans' preference for moderation. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Time’s Test

By, 06/08/2009
An obscure benchmark for raw materials shipping costs adds its weight to other tentative signs of recovery. read more
Michael Hanson
Neuro-economics

The Greatest Redistribution

By, 06/08/2009
While we fret over taxes, the greatest wealth redistribution of all time is happening under our noses—in the stock market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

One War at a Time

By, 06/05/2009
Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke called for deficit reduction this week—what gives? read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Banks and the Temple of Doom

By, 06/04/2009
Big banks are eagerly trying to escape TARP, but it isn't easy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Reserved Panda-monium

By, 06/03/2009
Fears about China moving away from the US dollar eased as policymakers vocalized a simple truth: The greenback is China's only realistic option today.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Don’t Bow to Dow

By, 06/02/2009
It's time investors stopped bowing to the Dow—it's a poorly constructed index.read more
Lara Hoffmans
Inconvenient Truths

Michigan’s Tragi-Comedy

By, 06/01/2009
Unless you're a Lansing fourth-grader or a Latin geek, it's unlikely you can translate: "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice.” But all Michiganders know "if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you.” read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

The Name Is Bond

By, 06/01/2009
The 10-year US Treasury bond yield recently spiked to a six-month high. Rather than cause for concern, it could be a sign of improving conditions ahead.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Coping With Stress

By, 05/29/2009
The government is expected to announce the delay (perhaps a permanent one) of the Legacy Loans Program. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Out With a Thud

By, 05/28/2009
Bankruptcy looks inevitable for GM. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Choose Rubber

By, 05/27/2009
Stocks continue to stage a massive rally—despite plenty of bad news. read more
John Hulcher
Unconventional Wisdom

Another Type of Bull

By, 05/27/2009
What do candlesticks, oscillators, and Elliot waves have in common? Give up? They're technical indicators—charting analysis recording past market activity used by some to predict future market direction. Rather than balance sheets and economic data, technical analysts use price, volume, and open interest as information sources. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Extreme Makeover: Bank Edition

By, 05/26/2009
Last Thursday's failure of BankUnited was the largest bank failure of 2009, but there's no need to panic.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Small Potatoes

By, 05/22/2009
The UK risks losing its AAA sovereign credit rating due to rising public debt, but worrying over credit ratings is small potatoes next to righting the economy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Political Pavement

By, 05/21/2009
Congress recently passed a slew of new credit card regulations—and already the "law of unintended consequences” is hard at work. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

By, 05/20/2009
You can sweat the small stuff—or look at the bigger picture. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Tarnished by Taxes

By, 05/19/2009
Tough economic conditions and budget woes in some big states won't derail economic recovery.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Separating Shoots From Stocks

By, 05/18/2009
Sluggish economic recovery won't prevent a V-shaped stock market bounce if worst-case fears subside. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Regulatory Redux

By, 05/15/2009
Downturns bring increased federal scrutiny. But not all regulation is bad regulation. read more
Jason Dorrier
Into Perspective

Throwback to High-Waters

By, 05/15/2009
With stocks down considerably from their high-water mark, it's hard not to wonder how long it'll take to get back there.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

The Crooked Road to Recovery

By, 05/14/2009
Don't be discouraged if the market takes a breather after two months of climbing. Many underappreciated positives can move markets higher in the months ahead.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Throwback to High-Waters

By, 05/13/2009
With stocks down considerably from their high-water mark, it's hard not to wonder how long it'll take to get back there.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Too Fast, Too Furious?

By, 05/12/2009
Some traditional stock valuation metrics are quickly approaching long-term averages. But compared to investment alternatives, stocks are still very cheap.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Medium Rare Market

By, 05/11/2009
The stock market has been rising in the face of negative economic news, as it's supposed to. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Fashionably Flaky

By, 05/08/2009
Adding to already massive global monetary stimulus, the European Central Bank and Bank of England announced more stimulus Thursday.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Don’t Stress the Tests

By, 05/07/2009
Fears about bank stress tests are overblown, and markets have so far cheered the results. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Pop Quiz, Hotshot

By, 05/06/2009
 Investors should ignore seasonal investing myths. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The Taxman May Cometh

By, 05/05/2009
The government's looking overseas for extra tax revenue. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Chucking Darts

By, 05/04/2009
Don't fret the recent rise in long-term US Treasury yields. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Incredible Shrinking Mortgage Problem

By, 05/01/2009
Time is healing the US mortgage market.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Economic Archaeology

By, 04/30/2009
Although Q1 2009 GDP fell more than expected, the numbers suggest strong improvement potential looking forward. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

The Baby-Talk Indicator

By, 04/29/2009
Consumer confidence reminds us what the stock market already indicated and is not a good predictor for future stock returns.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

This Little Piggy

By, 04/28/2009
Investors reacting to swine flu fears is an example of markets trading on sentiment, not fundamentals.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

No News is Good News

By, 04/27/2009
Details of bank stress tests were released today, and investors cheered the lack of news.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

It’s Just the Opposite

By, 04/24/2009
In bad times, stocks are commonly shunned as permanently damaged goods—history shows no such thing.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Packing on the Pounds

By, 04/23/2009
The UK budget isn't bloated—substantial government spending is appropriate in today's economic environment.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Head Scratchers

By, 04/22/2009
Beltway bumbling remains a risk to bank stocks but doesn't preclude a broader market recovery. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Political Appeal

By, 04/21/2009
When Democratic presidents learn to appeal to voters beyond their party base, history shows markets do very well in their inaugural years.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Emerging Optimism

By, 04/20/2009
Unbeknownst to many investors, emerging market stocks have been on a tear recently.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Walk the Line

By, 04/17/2009
Regulators told investors Thursday they will detail bank stress-test methodology well before the results are released to the public. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Government’s Learning Curve

By, 04/16/2009
How the government handles stress tests for banks will indicate the administration's ability to learn from past mistakes. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Stimulative Spark

By, 04/15/2009
Recent prices demonstrate neither alarming growth nor precipitous declines—making a case for today's aggressive monetary policy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

No Surprise Here

By, 04/14/2009
Markets are discounters of known information, so they can be jolted by surprises. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

An Unexpected Tenner

By, 04/13/2009
Wells Fargo and other big banks will likely report stronger-than-expected first quarter earnings. But banks still face plenty of risks. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Uptick Rule, Plus Frills

By, 04/09/2009
The SEC is considering limits on short selling, including reinstating the recently shelved uptick rule.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

To the Tax Mobile

By, 04/08/2009
Tax Day 2009 is nigh and change is in the air—some of which may not seem great for investors, but taxes aren't the sole driver of market movement. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Blind Date

By, 04/07/2009
Investor reactions to first-quarter earnings reports will be a function of expectations. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

De-U.S.ification

By, 04/06/2009
The relative size of the US in the global economy is shrinking.read more
Carolyn Feng
Capitalist Corner

Let the Bad Times Roll

By, 04/06/2009
Bad times feel bad. Really bad. Like there's so much bad, anything good seems impossible.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Free of FASB’s Fust

By, 04/03/2009
A move in the right direction, the Financial Accounting Standards Board voted to soften FAS 157 Thursday. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Fool’s Errand

By, 04/02/2009
Focusing on today's negative data to gauge economic progress is a fool's errand. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Soapy Antics

By, 04/01/2009
The G-20 will meet in London this Thursday—hold on to your hats. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Tick Tock, Autos

By, 03/31/2009
Time is running out for General Motors and Chrysler, and filing for bankruptcy is looking likely. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Banking Man

By, 03/30/2009
Bank executives visited the White House today to discuss the state of the economy and the financial system with President Obama.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Yogic Wisdom

By, 03/27/2009
Treasury Secretary Geithner's been on fire all week—but do his words doom stocks? Probably not.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Climate Control

By, 03/26/2009
Ambitious cap-and-trade legislation won't get through Congress easily. That's good news for the economy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Short One Alien Invasion

By, 03/25/2009
Chinese officials continued their anti-dollar rhetoric Tuesday. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Public-Private Teamwork

By, 03/24/2009
Treasury finally released details of the Public-Private Investment Program, but proposed modifications to FAS 157 could be more important to investors.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

TALF Talk

By, 03/23/2009
The Fed's new Term Asset-Backed Loan Facility (TALF) kicked off this week to somewhat tepid demand.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

In AIGony

By, 03/20/2009
March Madness kicked off Thursday, and the AIG controversy continued to kick up dust. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

A Fed to Be Reckoned With

By, 03/19/2009
The Fed proved it's a force to be reckoned with, unveiling three additional strategies injecting up to an additional $1.15 trillion into capital markets. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Debt-jà Vu

By, 03/18/2009
Concerns foreigners will cease to finance the US's growing debt are nothing new. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

The Inscrutable Federal Mind

By, 03/17/2009
Markets continue to discount uncertainty, not risk, as the rules of the game remain inscrutable as ever. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Fool’s Gold?

By, 03/16/2009
Economic and banking news largely beat dour expectations last week—and stock markets rose in response. But it's too soon to say if a new bull has arrived.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Savvy Cities

By, 03/13/2009
Free markets increase efficiency—even in hulking government bureaucracies. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Digesting Clouds

By, 03/12/2009
Markets have a lot to digest, but few things are concrete yet. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Fahrenheit 157

By, 03/11/2009
Ratings33.666667
Mark-to-market accounting rules continue to draw scrutiny, but don't expect a repeal anytime soon. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Redundant Rhetoric

By, 03/10/2009
There's little need for pols to further discuss global stimulus—it's already in the works.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Employing Sound Judgment

By, 03/09/2009
Employment data contributed to wild swings in stock prices today. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Beyond the Market’s Malediction

By, 03/06/2009
A bevy of negative headlines sent stocks down big—but few were new news.    read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

China’s Economic Game Plan

By, 03/05/2009
Regardless of what was or not said, Premier Wen's speech reaffirmed the Chinese government's commitment to support economic growth. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Washington Waffles

By, 03/04/2009
Washington's waffling is only prolonging the pain.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

More Aid for AIG

By, 03/03/2009
Battered AIG received more aid, but there's no definitive end in sight to their problems. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

A One-Two Punch

By, 03/02/2009
Stock prices dropped today on dour news from the banking and economic fronts.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Our Beltway Buddies

By, 02/27/2009
The White House submitted a blockbuster budget blueprint Thursday.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Odds Are

By, 02/26/2009
Markets falling to previous lower levels doesn't necessarily portend poor returns ahead. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Parental Advisory

By, 02/25/2009
More inconsistent federal messaging roiled markets Monday and Tuesday.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Eastern European Finger Trap

By, 02/24/2009
Pressure is tightening on Western European banks as investors pull capital out of Eastern Europe. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Cheering Inflation

By, 02/23/2009
Today's CPI data indicates the economy isn't slipping into deflation as many fear. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Bad News Banks

By, 02/20/2009
Political rhetoric continues to focus on banks—this time touching on the idea of nationalization. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Calculator, and Bananas

By, 02/19/2009
The 3.5 million jobs promised by the stimulus package is based on fuzzy math, but it doesn't matter much for investors. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Pent Up on Pins and Needles

By, 02/18/2009
A pent-up deluge of dreadful news was unleashed Tuesday sending markets sharply lower. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Behavioral Finance

Treasuring Treasuries

By, 02/17/2009
Major holders of US government debt aren't about to abandon this important market.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

It Was No Grilled Cheese

By, 02/13/2009
Members of Congress grilled top bank executives Wednesday on why their institutions haven't been lending. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Seeing Past the Trees

By, 02/12/2009
Treasury Secretary Geithner's financial rescue strategy may lack details, but one thing's for certain—it's massive. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Strong Currents Stirring

By, 02/11/2009
Erratic equities declined Tuesday, yet credit markets continue to thaw. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Little Air in Deflation Fears

By, 02/10/2009
Deflation is a near-term risk worth watching, though a severe deflationary spiral is unlikely to take hold in 2009. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A Silver Lining

By, 02/09/2009
The economy lost more jobs in January—an unfortunate statistic for jobseekers, but not necessarily investors. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Hop, Skip, and Jump

By, 02/06/2009
What's the right pace for monetary stimulus? The answer is not yet certain, though it's likely a severe financial crisis needs an aggressive response. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

On Borrowed Dime

By, 02/05/2009
The government can go a long way on borrowed dime. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Skip the Scratch

By, 02/04/2009
Amid today's negative economic news, we note already low inventories could signify a particularly sharp but abbreviated downturn. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Orange-Hued Sticks?

By, 02/03/2009
Government capital infusions to help banks lend appear to be sticks disguised as carrots. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Building the Wall of Worry

By, 02/02/2009
GDP dropped 3.8% for Q4 2008—a dismal end to the year. Economic news will likely get worse in 2009, but expect the market to improve before the economy. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

A CDS Witch Hunt

By, 01/30/2009
The Credit Default Swap market has been maligned as a source of financial instability, but inhibiting this important market would do more harm than good.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

So Bad, It’s Good?

By, 01/29/2009
Plans for a government-run "bad bank” stoked financial shares today, but the targeted assets aren't nearly as bad as people think. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Mountains of Money

By, 01/28/2009
Global fiscal stimulus has been significant and is growing daily. Despite the dangers, that's a good thing for investors. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Proceeding Aggressively With Caution

By, 01/27/2009
Fed policy makers will likely exhibit both force and caution in their scheduled meetings this week. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Housing Wobble

By, 01/26/2009
The heavy emphasis on the latest housing data belies its light GDP weight. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Meet Mr. Geithner?

By, 01/23/2009
Treasury secretary nominee Timothy Geithner won the Senate Finance Committee's approval Thursday—but we still know relatively little about him. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Strings Attached

By, 01/22/2009
TARP's strings are tightening around the banking sector. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Don’t Count On It

By, 01/21/2009
President Obama's first term may be less revolutionary than expected—and for markets, the less change, the better. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Banky Panky

By, 01/20/2009
Problems for Financials will likely linger. But the government seems intent on avoiding a systemic collapse, and Financials' woes shouldn't prevent a recovery for the broader markets.  read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Wild Whisper Numbers

By, 01/16/2009
It's earnings season again, but for the foreseeable future, uncertainty reigns. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

It’s Okay to Double Dip

By, 01/15/2009
At the end of bears and beginning of bulls, lows are often retested. Investors shouldn't fear. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Patience With Punches

By, 01/14/2009
We're too eager to give up on monetary and fiscal stimulus before it's had a chance to work. read more
Aaron Anderson
The Global View

Transparency Is the New Black

By, 01/13/2009
What do Members Only jackets, jazzercise leg warmers, acid wash jeans, and collateralized debt obligations have in common? They've fallen out of style in a big way. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Globalization

Made in _______

By, 01/13/2009
Current protectionist talk is likely no more than political huffing and puffing. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

German Debt Drama

By, 01/12/2009
Though little noticed in the US, a failed German bond auction has some worried abroad. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Reverse Logic

By, 01/09/2009
More weak unemployment data made the news today—but don't bet it depresses stocks long term. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Pipeline Politics

By, 01/08/2009
Pipeline politics are leaving Eurasia and Europe in the cold. read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Sunk by Saving?

By, 01/07/2009
Consumer health has been at the tip of everyone's tongue—now some worry more saving will make things even worse.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Layer Cake Regulation

By, 01/06/2009
The SEC's long-awaited report on FAS 157 only complicates things. read more
Lara Hoffmans
Inconvenient Truths

Deregulation . . . Regulation . . . What’s the Difference?

By, 01/05/2009
The problem with the past decade of financial deregulation is there hasn't been any deregulation.read more
Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Tomorrow Is a New Day

By, 01/02/2009
Our sights are set on the future, but it's tough to cast off the anchor of ‘08.read more

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