Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

The Milkman Cometh

By, 12/31/2012

If the US falls off the “dairy cliff,” will milk prices double?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Extraordinary Politicking

By, 12/28/2012

A look at the debt ceiling and the Treasury’s extraordinary measures to keep politicians politicking.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

A Blustery Energy Outlook

By, 12/27/2012

There seem to be a number of trends in the energy industry converging—how they play out depends largely (for better or worse) on politicians’ decisions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

The Mayan Cliff

By, 12/24/2012

While the US’s budget debate is much more real than the (now passed) Mayan doomsday, it’s also highly overstated.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Capitalism

How Capitalism Saved Christmas

By, 12/24/2012

The story of how West German capitalism saved Germany's nutcracker industry during the Cold War.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Dec. 23-29, 2012

By, 12/21/2012

Key US and Japanese economic data will be released later in the week, however most economic and political news should be light during the holiday shortened week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Third Time’s a Charm

By, 12/21/2012

US Q3 GDP was revised up on higher personal spending and a downturn in imports. To us, despite headwinds and concerns (which are nearly always present), it’s likely expansion continues ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Inside Korea’s Election

By, 12/20/2012

With the election of Park Geun-hye as Korea’s next president Wednesday, the outlook for free trade appears bright.

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Emily Dunbar
Capitalist Corner

Merry Capitalism!

By, 12/20/2012

This holiday season, it’s time to celebrate what others innovate.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Cliff’s Fisca-la-la-la Follies

By, 12/19/2012

Just as the holiday season is reaching its peak, so are debates about the fiscal cliff … At least, they seem to be getting there.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Gambatte Ne, Abe-san

By, 12/18/2012

Japan’s new prime minister pledged to end his nation’s long-running economic funk, but his planned fiscal and monetary stimulus likely won’t combat Japan’s deep structural issues.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

More on the Fed

By, 12/17/2012

Following more QE, it seems to us many in the media are worried about the Fed’s exit strategy when the entry strategy is actually more problematic.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Report from the European Trenches

By, 12/14/2012

The European Union appointed a banks regulator and the UK approved fracking.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Dec. 16-22, 2012

By, 12/14/2012

Japanese parliamentary elections, South Korean presidential elections and a grab-bag of US economic news are on tap next week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

Ken Fisher on the Fed’s Un-Stimulus

By, 12/13/2012

The Fed announced more quantitative easing Wednesday—which we think rather ill-advised.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Regulation Deliberation

By, 12/11/2012

The development and implementation of regulation rooted in 2008’s financial crisis has largely been slow. And overall, that’s a good thing.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

The Ken Fisher Perspective on NAFTA’s 19 Years

By, 12/11/2012

In honor of NAFTA’s 19th birthday, a brief look at the myriad benefits of free trade.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Lights, Energy, Inaction! Ken Fisher’s Warning Against Unintended Consequences

By, 12/09/2012

France's attempt to conserve energy use may have unintended consequences.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Ken Fisher on the Harder to Discern Benefits of Natural Gas Exports

By, 12/08/2012

The US government’s study on natural gas exports seems to have reached a sensible conclusion, though perhaps for just the obvious reasons.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Greek Default Redux

By, 12/07/2012

Two Greek defaults couldn’t derail markets in 2012.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Dec. 9-15, 2012

By, 12/07/2012

A number of US economic reports, Federal Reserve and European Council meetings are scheduled for next week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Ken Fisher on Falling Off a Cliff and Hitting a Ceiling

By, 12/07/2012

Fiscal cliff talks in Washington took a turn toward another political machination—the debt ceiling—something you might remember from … 91 times before.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Austerity in the UK?

By, 12/06/2012

No matter the political hubbub that follows, Britain’s 2013 budget plans clearly show austerity is still a misnomer, at least in the UK.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Regulatory Wrangling

By, 12/05/2012

A look at some of Tuesday’s international squabbling over financial regulation.

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John Hulcher
Unconventional Wisdom

Yet More Bull—Mega Style

By, 12/05/2012

With technical analysis, a unique interpretation is essential to gain advantage—and fundamentals are essential to that unique interpretation.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Manufacturing a Connection

By, 12/04/2012

Alleged connections between manufacturing’s contraction and the fiscal cliff seem, well, manufactured.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Unintended Unintended Consequences

By, 12/03/2012

Often, the unintended consequences of government action are rather predictable—sometimes, though, even the unintended consequences are a surprise.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
The Global View

The Tempest in Westminster

By, 12/03/2012

What does the UK government’s in-fighting over press regulation mean for UK markets?

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Dec. 2-8, 2012

By, 11/30/2012

Global manufacturing data, US employment reports, central bank monetary policy announcements and continuing congressional fiscal cliff talks are all scheduled for the first week of December.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Underappreciated Thursday

By, 11/30/2012

Signs of underappreciated positives in the US and Europe.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Capitalism

The (French) Revolution Will Not Be Televised

By, 11/29/2012

France is seemingly finding socialism in practice is a little trickier than in theory.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Deficits

Greek Debt Deal, Take 43.7

By, 11/28/2012

Eurozone leaders reached a deal concerning Greek debt troubles earlier this week—so what does that mean for Greece moving forward?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Turning Toward Earnings

By, 11/27/2012

Aggregate S&P 500 earnings growth was flat in Q3, but this bull market still has room to run.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Reasons to Give Thanks

By, 11/23/2012

Our annual list of reasons we’re thankful this year.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Nov. 25 - Dec. 01, 2012

By, 11/23/2012

US economic data, a potential agreement on the next tranche of Greek aid and a regional election in Spain likely close out November.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Moody’s Muddled French Markets

By, 11/21/2012

Economic reality doesn’t seem to have influenced Moody’s downgrade of France as much as political pressures likely did.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

The Tie That Binds

By, 11/20/2012

At this week’s ASEAN and East Asian summits, free trade talks trump territorial disputes.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

The Affordable Care Act’s Affordability: Taxes

By, 11/19/2012

The US election results seemingly have given rise to heated rhetoric over the Affordable Care Act’s implementation. Let’s analyze the likely economic and market impact.

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Nov. 19-23, 2012

By, 11/16/2012

A rash of US data, European Union meetings and some Chinese economic indicators likely round out the holiday-shortened week.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Unsurprising Revelations

By, 11/16/2012

The eurozone and China dominated headlines Thursday, but news was largely as expected, save for a few interesting twists.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Fiscal Cliff, Meet Fiscal Norm

By, 11/15/2012

Much US rhetoric is focused squarely on the fiscal cliff—which we’d suggest is actually much more the fiscal norm.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Politics as Usual

By, 11/14/2012

Politicians globally were up to their usual games Tuesday—here’s a brief look at a couple instances.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Greece Is the Word

By, 11/13/2012

The latest on Greece’s aid negotiations.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

All Eyes on China

By, 11/12/2012

What does China’s leadership transition mean for its economy?

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Naj Srinivas
The Global View

The Week Ahead: Nov. 11-17, 2012

By, 11/09/2012

Fiscal cliff rhetoric and Japanese and eurozone economic data are likely headline grabbers in the week ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Obama, Take Two

By, 11/08/2012

Investors concerned about the impact on stocks from Obama’s second term should consider some key factors.

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