Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: Tax Reform and Stocks

By, 10/17/2017

In this Market Insights video, we discuss the relationship—or lack thereof—between US tax policy changes and US stock performance.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

Fiduciary Rules, Annuities and Due Diligence

By, 10/17/2017

Redundant tax protections reveal flaws in the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

No, IMFcoin Won’t Rule Them All

By, 10/16/2017
Ratings64.916667

US dollars aren’t about to be replaced as the world’s reserve currency—by IMFcoin or anything else.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

This Month in Global Elections

By, 10/13/2017
Ratings264.096154

Political uncertainty should continue to fall as Austrians and Japanese head to the polls.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Help Wanted: Hurricanes Hit US Jobs

By, 10/10/2017
Ratings344.514706

Hurricanes knocked recent data, but they don’t imperil the economy.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Lessons From the 10th Anniversary of the Last Bull Market’s Peak

By, 10/09/2017
Ratings1584.455696

It can be hard to fathom in the depths of a crisis, but bull markets follow bear markets and often erase the declines sooner than most anticipate.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Finance Theory

America’s Pristine Balance Sheet

By, 10/06/2017
Ratings754.453333

Scouring through the US’s balance sheet finds little to worry over.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

The Path to Wealth Isn’t Through Homeownership

By, 10/06/2017
Ratings774.11039

Home is where the heart is, but better long-term investment returns are in the stock market.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Eurozone Stocks Don’t Need an Ever Closer Union

By, 10/03/2017
Ratings404.5375

The last four and a half years prove the eurozone’s cyclical drivers swamp structural issues. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

How Emerging Markets Fit in a Global Portfolio

By, 09/29/2017
Ratings714.338028

Emerging Markets have been hot this year—how should investors play the broad category?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Corrections: Scary Random Dips That Shouldn't Hurt Your Portfolio

By, 09/28/2017
Ratings1224.188525

While media are calling for a correction, no one can reliably predict themdoing so is an exercise in futility, in our view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Merkel’s Murky Win

By, 09/25/2017
Ratings454.266667

Germany’s election is another step in Europe’s year of falling uncertainty.

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Elisabeth Dellinger

Even in Virtual Currencies, 'Too Good to Be True' Is Reality

By, 09/21/2017
Ratings1573.863057

Investors who bought into a hifalutin bitcoin trading strategy promising super-high returns with no risk just found out the strategy was virtual.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A Preview of Germany’s Election

By, 09/21/2017
Ratings403.5375

What should investors make of Germany’s upcoming election?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Fed’s Slimdown Is No SlimFast

By, 09/20/2017
Ratings694.036232

The long-awaited balance-sheet unwinding has begun!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Weak Theories About the Weak Dollar

By, 09/19/2017
Ratings164.46875

Not too long ago pundits sweated a strong dollar; fretting the opposite now still isn’t compelling.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Surveys Show Warmer—But Still Mixed—Sentiment

By, 09/19/2017
Ratings754.313334

Surveys show investors are getting happier—one sign of the optimism that can linger a long while in maturing bull markets.

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Christopher Wong
Into Perspective

Chart of the Day: When Real Estate Decided to Go Solo

By, 09/18/2017
Ratings453.733333

How has Real Estate fared ever since it became the GICS’ 11th sector? 

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Todd Bliman
Monetary Policy

Minding the Fed’s (Possible) Unwinding

By, 09/14/2017
Ratings494.255102

Fed balance sheet reduction doesn’t seem likely to materially impact stocks.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Inflation

Fun With Uncle Milty

By, 09/14/2017
Ratings1104.340909

As the Fed tackles the case of the missing inflation, the late, great Milton Friedman has the answer.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Calendars Help Track Time, Not Time Stocks

By, 09/14/2017
Ratings484.25

Don’t buy into perennial fears of poor returns in September and October.

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Christopher Wong
Into Perspective

All the News That’s Fit for Markets

By, 09/08/2017
Ratings614.368853

Why doesn’t some news move markets? 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Got Gold? Bitcoin? Tax Considerations for Nontraditional Investments

By, 09/06/2017
Ratings493.765306

Want to invest in more than just stocks and bonds? Your tax situation may get much trickier.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

UK OK

By, 09/01/2017
Ratings314.193548

Not much has changed from a year ago, except more clarity Brexit doom-mongers are wrong.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Need Bonds? Here Is What to Weigh Next

By, 08/31/2017
Ratings904.066667

If you need bonds, here are some important considerations when deciding between individual bonds and bond funds.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Time to Talk About Tax Reform

By, 08/31/2017
Ratings774.162338

With tax reform next on Washington’s docket, what should investors expect?

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Michael Hanson

Book Review: Supermoney: The Investing Classic You Need to Read

By, 08/30/2017
Ratings1124.25

An investing classic by the other Adam Smith.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Growth, Value and Valuations

By, 08/29/2017
Ratings624.395161

Fears swirl over rising price-to-earnings ratios—but these are typical of a maturing bull market in which growth stocks lead.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Into Perspective

We Need to Talk About Harvey

By, 08/28/2017
Ratings594.20339

Like all major hurricanes, Harvey won’t bring recession or economic stimulus. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

How to Help Houston: Some Resources to Identify Worthy Charities

By, 08/28/2017
Ratings354.014286

Some online resources to help you identify a charity worthy of your support.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Commodities

Gold Zoom, Copper Boom!

By, 08/24/2017
Ratings1014.009901

Metals are metals, and stocks are stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Trump Didn’t Make Small Cap Great Again

By, 08/23/2017
Ratings843.952381

The Trump Trade, to the limited extent it existed, ended eight months ago.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Dazed and Confused by Inflation?

By, 08/23/2017
Ratings434.604651

Don’t fret inflation; America is worlds away from the 1970s.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

(Insert Pun About Volatility and Eclipse Here)

By, 08/21/2017
Ratings384.618421

Stocks’ recent calm doesn’t say anything about whether a correction will strike.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Household Debt: In Depth

By, 08/21/2017
Ratings804.49375

Americans are borrowing more than ever—but that doesn’t mean another financial crisis looms.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Terrorism Is Tragic But Markets Are Resilient

By, 08/18/2017
Ratings314.048387

Stocks have historically proven resilient to terror. We expect they will again after attacks in Spain and Finland.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Currency Fluctuations Don’t Offset Global Investing’s Benefits

By, 08/18/2017
Ratings264.096154

Currency fluctuations occasionally boost or weigh on returns outside your home country. But don't let this distract you from global investing's much more important benefits.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

The Profit Prophets Were Too Dour (Again!) in Q2

By, 08/18/2017
Ratings734.150685

Earnings volatility has been a distraction. Broader markets are healthier than most think.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Popping Bond Bubble Fears

By, 08/16/2017
Ratings644.179688

What should investors make of recent bond market bubble chatter?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: Why Non-US Stocks Likely Take the Lead

By, 08/15/2017
Ratings654.123077

In this Market Insights video, we discuss the eurozone’s broad economic expansion and non-US stocks’ outperformance so far in 2017.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Geopolitics

Stocks’ Calm Isn’t Irrational

By, 08/10/2017
Ratings1044.375

Efficient markets aren’t turning a blind eye to world events.

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Elisabeth Dellinger

This Is Not the Financial Crisis’s 10-Year Anniversary

By, 08/09/2017
Ratings744.554054

The run on BNP Paribas’s hedge funds didn’t end the bull market—the death knell was the mark-to-market accounting rule’s taking effect later in 2007.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

A Prime Way to View the Latest Jobs Numbers

By, 08/09/2017
Ratings674.022388

What labor force participation rates do—and don’t—tell investors.   

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Media Hype/Myths

Happy Downgrade Day!

By, 08/04/2017
Ratings704.335714

S&P downgrades US. World doesn’t end.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

From the Annals of Badly Constructed Indicators

By, 08/04/2017
Ratings524.326923

Quantifying the unquantifiable leads investors astray.

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Christopher Wong
Developed Markets

Chart of the Day: The Eurozone’s Journey From the Abyss

By, 08/04/2017
Ratings814.030864

July PMI data show how far the eurozone has come since its recession’s end.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Pssssst—Stocks Don’t Care About the Dollar

By, 08/02/2017
Ratings864.046512

If stocks leave a St. Louis train station at 3 pm and the dollar leaves at 6 …

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Time for a New Sector?

By, 08/02/2017
Ratings523.903846

What if some Tech companies aren’t really Tech?

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Christopher Wong
Into Perspective

The Greek Can Kick, Episode VII: Investors Awaken

By, 07/28/2017
Ratings653.892308

This year’s Greek summertime movie is much tamer than past ones—investors have long since moved on.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Fun Fact Friday, GDP Edition

By, 07/28/2017
Ratings834.066265

In which we get down with some data.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

RIP, MyRA

By, 07/28/2017
Ratings674.417911

The Trump Administration finds government-offered retirement savings accounts to be costly. And unnecessary.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

Draghi, QE and the Perils of Timing Tapers

By, 07/26/2017

The ECB’s surprise inaction shows the folly of trying to game central bank moves.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

OPECs’ Biggest Problem—in Two Charts

By, 07/21/2017
Ratings1284.296875

OPEC faces internal struggles to cutting back production, but the biggest complication is beyond the cartel's control.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

The State of Gridlock

By, 07/20/2017
Ratings1624.089506

Taking stock of gridlock six months into the new administration.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Don’t Sweat This Summer’s US Economic Data

By, 07/20/2017
Ratings664.181818

Though some recent data were mixed, US economic drivers look solid overall.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Across the Atlantic

Wimbledon, Markets, Bad Analogies and You

By, 07/12/2017
Ratings1203.645833

Two investing lessons from The Championship.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Debt Ceiling Episode CXI: Return of the Revenge of the Son of the Debt Ceiling and the Temple of Doom Strikes Back, Part Deux

By, 07/12/2017
Ratings724.013889

Congress might not repeal the debt ceiling, but they’ll almost certainly raise it for the 111th time.

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Christopher Wong
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: GDP Doesn’t Predict Stocks

By, 07/10/2017
Ratings433.883721

In this Market Insights video, we discuss the relationship between Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and stocks. Or, more specifically, the lack thereof.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

P/Es Are Above Average and That’s OK

By, 07/07/2017
Ratings844.333333

Don’t read too much into recent Fed comments about overheating stocks.

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Ken Liu
GDP

GDP Underestimates Economy’s Amazingness

By, 07/06/2017
Ratings724.263889

Economists struggle to pinpoint growth, but stocks figured it out long ago.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
US Economy

Happy Expansioniversary!

By, 07/05/2017
Ratings684.477941

In which we celebrate our elementary school-aged economic expansion.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Will a Possible Trump Steel Tariff Corrode Stocks?

By, 07/03/2017
Ratings644.351563

Talk of tariffs stokes fear of a trade war and economic downturn but are these fears overblown?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Oil Drum Doldrums

By, 06/29/2017
Ratings923.86413

The oil bear resumes with longstanding oversupply issues unresolved.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Chinese Stocks’ Symbolic Emergence

By, 06/27/2017
Ratings464.163043

The addition of some Chinese stocks to a popular Emerging Markets index doesn’t make China a better choice for investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Sizing Up Sterling's Swoon

By, 06/26/2017
Ratings403.9125

12 months past the Brexit vote, let's put the weak pound in perspective.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Brexit: One Year Later

By, 06/22/2017
Ratings714.098591

A review of what has come to pass after the UK voted to leave the EU a year ago. 

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Jamie Silva
Interest Rates

When to Fret the Fed

By, 06/22/2017
Ratings933.913979

In this Market Insights video, we discuss when investors should start worrying about the Fed.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Survey Says: Media Still Dour

By, 06/20/2017
Ratings394.487179

A recent survey says more about the dour media than the current market environment.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Capitalism

Technology: Coming for Your Job Since John Kay

By, 06/20/2017
Ratings714.485916

People have feared job-destroying robots for longer than you might think.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Currencies

Dennis Rodman and Bitcoin Walk Into a Dutch Coffee Shop

By, 06/16/2017
Ratings884.170455

On cryptocurrencies’ big boom and hazy future. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Ken Fisher and Jim Cramer to Chat in Upcoming TheStreet Webcast

By, 06/16/2017
Ratings533.188679

“Investing For Your Future” will run at TheStreet.com on June 21 at 11AM EDT.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Fed’s Diet Plan

By, 06/15/2017
Ratings784.403846

The Fed’s plan to reduce its balance sheet is amazingly gradual and the likely market impact amazingly small.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Europe’s Bank Bail-In Roadmap Yields Two Routes

By, 06/14/2017
Ratings254.48

The bail-in of Spain’s Banco Popular is a near-term success story for eurozone regulators, but longer term, questions remain.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Searching for Meaning in Bouncy Tech

By, 06/12/2017
Ratings714.302817

For all the ink spilled over Tech’s pullback, sector-specific volatility is normal.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Ken’s Latest in USA Today—and Some News!

By, 06/12/2017
Ratings184.583333

Introducing Fisher Investments founder and Executive Chairman Ken Fisher's latest recurring column!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

The World Beyond Covfefe, Comey and GE2017

By, 06/12/2017
Ratings384.328948

May PMIs are the latest data points confirming the global expansion.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Stray Thoughts on the UK Election

By, 06/09/2017
Ratings124.083333

On gridlock, Scotland, Brexit and more.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Is This Theresa’s Month of May or Oopsy Daisy?

By, 06/08/2017
Ratings274.074074

Exit polls show a hung Parliament, but that could change as results come in.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Comey Comes to Capitol Hill

By, 06/08/2017
Ratings514.166667

Political theater can entertain, but to stocks, it’s mostly noise.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

United We Stand

By, 06/05/2017
Ratings474.180851

On free people’s (and markets’) indomitable spirit in the face of terror.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

After Trump, Guess We Won’t Always Have Paris After All

By, 06/05/2017
Ratings744.243243

US President Donald Trump’s much-discussed decision to exit the Paris climate agreement is too long term, general, sketchy and symbolic to matter to stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

What’s Really at Stake in the UK General Election?

By, 06/02/2017
Ratings283.982143

Recent poll results are stirring angst over UK elections, but this obscures the vote’s most important factor for stocks: how easily the resulting government can pass new laws.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Et Tu, Italy?

By, 06/02/2017
Ratings343.794118

What should investors make of recent early Italian election chatter?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Eurozone Earnings Are Soaring

By, 06/02/2017
Ratings754.36

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s MSCI EMU earnings!

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Budget 2018: Trump’s Oil Dump?

By, 05/30/2017
Ratings754.033333

A look at Trump’s first budget, and in particular, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. 

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Benjamin Lederer
Neuro-economics

Better, Faster, Cheaper, Easier … and Worse?

By, 05/25/2017
Ratings904.016667

Trading stocks is easier and cheaper than ever, but that’s a double-edged sword.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

China’s False Choice

By, 05/25/2017
Ratings374.405406

Addressing financial sector risks needn’t imperil Chinese growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Currencies

Will Inflation Pound UK Growth?

By, 05/24/2017

Looking past the headlines, the UK economy appears healthier than many think.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Don’t Lose Sight of the Investment Forest for the Trees

By, 05/23/2017
Ratings684.242647

Do investors need to find the next super stock to be successful? 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Your Best Hedge Against Beltway Theatrics

By, 05/23/2017
Ratings864.459302

Hint: It involves owning stocks.

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Austin Fraser
Emerging Markets

Brazil’s Temer Gets Hosed in Car Wash

By, 05/19/2017

What does the latest Brazilian political scandal mean for investors?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Your Last Investing Lesson From France’s Election

By, 05/17/2017
Ratings644.320313

French elections show stocks price in likely outcomes swiftly, often leaving hesitant investors behind.

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John Hulcher
Corporate Earnings

Market Insights: Earnings Growth

By, 05/17/2017
Ratings623.822581

In this Market Insights video, Group Vice President of Global Portfolio Evaluation John Hulcher discusses earnings growth and what it means for stocks moving forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

A Korean Soap Opera Comes to an End

By, 05/15/2017
Ratings124.166667

Korea has a new president: another example of falling uncertainty in 2017. 

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Reality Check

The Indexing Fad

By, 05/15/2017
Ratings664.037879

Market indexes now outnumber US stocks, complicating matters for would-be passive investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Earnings Demise Greatly Exaggerated

By, 05/15/2017
Ratings234.23913

The earnings recession is over, but excluding Energy, there was never one to begin with.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Into Perspective: Markets and Impeachment

By, 05/11/2017
Ratings1703.555882

For investors, history can add some valuable perspective to the firing of FBI head James Comey.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

A Surprise From the Land of the Rising Sun?

By, 05/09/2017
Ratings463.826087

Reviewing the latest—and what to look out for—from Japan.   

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

The Eurozone Economy Needs a Better Publicist

By, 05/09/2017
Ratings444.045455

Comparing reactions to US, UK and eurozone growth shows sentiment towards Europe still lags.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Ken Fisher in USA Today

By, 05/09/2017
Ratings344.602941

Ken Fisher's latest article covers what is quietly the most important part of a potential Trump tax cut.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

The Unbearable Lightness of ECBeing

By, 05/02/2017
Ratings504.48

It’ll be nice when the ECB finally retires QE; eurozone stocks should still do great in the meantime.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

May Is for Springtime Frolicking, Not Selling

By, 05/01/2017
Ratings874.137931

Stay in May, ok?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Trump Releases Tax Plan

By, 04/28/2017
Ratings1033.859223

Hold your horses, though: A one-page list of tax policy priorities is a starting point only. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trump’s Tariff Tiff

By, 04/27/2017
Ratings474.393617

Will a tariff on Canadian lumber lead to a broader trade war? Not in our view.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: What Trump Rally?

By, 04/27/2017
Ratings1664.057229

In this Market Insights video, we take a closer look at the so-called Trump Rally and what it means for stocks moving forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Emerging Markets

Emerging Market Developments

By, 04/26/2017
Ratings593.466102

As in the developed world, falling political uncertainty is lifting some Emerging Markets.

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Jamie Silva
Monetary Policy

Now Hiring: The Federal Reserve

By, 04/26/2017
Ratings454.077778

Does it matter whether President Trump picks advocates of rules-based policy?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

And Then There Were Two

By, 04/24/2017
Ratings584.008621

Sunday’s vote resolved much of the uncertainty over France’s election, making markets happy.

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Todd Bliman
Into Perspective

The ‘Passive Revolution’ That Quite Simply Isn’t

By, 04/24/2017
Ratings1243.854839

Before buying media claims that ETFs’ rising popularity suggests passive investing is taking over, consider what the “T” stands for.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Investment Research Gone Wrong

By, 04/21/2017
Ratings1413.875886

Keeping an eye out for these three types of bad research may help protect you from ill-advised investing decisions.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Personal Finance

Ten Roads and the Eighth Wonder of the World

By, 04/21/2017
Ratings913.703297

Compound growth can make you richer than you might imagine.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

May Wants to Vote in June

By, 04/19/2017
Ratings574.070176

What should investors make of the UK's call for a snap election?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Market Insights: 2017 European Elections

By, 04/13/2017
Ratings584.284483

This Market Insights video examines the 2017 European elections and what they might mean for the market moving forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Lessons From Trump's Yuan U-Turn

By, 04/13/2017
Ratings1243.850806

Forecasts of things no one can actually know aren’t to be taken literally, but form part of the sentiment backdrop that influences markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff

Markets Don’t Discriminate Between “Hard” and “Soft” Economic Data

By, 04/10/2017
Ratings564.339286

“Hard” or “soft,” economic data point to positive growth.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

Investing in a Maturing Bull Market

By, 04/07/2017
Ratings2564.021484

As the bull grows older, owning stocks makes sense for most—but your long-term financial goals still rule.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Things Happen

By, 04/07/2017
Ratings1084.194445

Stocks regularly defy geopolitical turmoil.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Forecasting

Quick Hit: Falling Auto Sales Don’t Foretell Crashes

By, 04/07/2017
Ratings584.112069

US auto sales are unlikely to be a harbinger of trouble for stocks.

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Christopher Wong
Into Perspective

Chart(s) of the Day: Remember That Manufacturing Recession?

By, 04/06/2017
Ratings384.092105

A look back at when manufacturing data spooked folks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Corporate Earnings

Tune Out Broken Crash Indicators

By, 04/06/2017
Ratings1024.063725

A collection of overhyped metrics forecast gloom, but are easily debunked.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Folly of Fretting Fed False Fears

By, 03/31/2017

The Fed has spurred many false fears throughout the bull market. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
The Advisor's Corner

Save Yourself From Banking on Yourself

By, 03/30/2017
Ratings1394.179856

Complicated sales pitches often mask “investment” opportunities that are really just insurance under a marketing moniker.

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Christopher Wong
GDP

Chart of the Day: Which Indicator Is Actually at Now Now?

By, 03/27/2017
Ratings563.928571

What should investors draw from the latest nowcasts? 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

A Day in the Life of a Bull Market

By, 03/23/2017
Ratings1454.262069

A brief dip ended a lengthy quiet stretch for US stocks, but it doesn’t foretell turbulence ahead.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

Are Stocks Headed Into Foreign Territory?

By, 03/23/2017
Ratings734.136986

What should investors make of non-US stocks’ outperformance year-to-date?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Checking In on Trump and Trade

By, 03/22/2017

The Trump administration has seemingly softened its anti-trade stance.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Interest Rates

An Interesting Forecast for Interest Rates

By, 03/17/2017
Ratings1133.911505

Contrary to the crowd, we believe interest rates will end the year lower.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: All-Time Market Highs

By, 03/17/2017
Ratings384.118421

This Market Insights video examines all-time market highs and what they mean (or don't) for the market moving forward.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Wednesday Wasn’t Wilders’ Day

By, 03/16/2017
Ratings444.022727

Voters disproved fears of the Dutch election ushering in an anti-euro party.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Market Cycles

No Easy Bull, Reprise

By, 03/16/2017
Ratings1194.180672

There are a lot more toeholds up the Wall of Worry.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Seeing Through the Debt Ceiling

By, 03/16/2017
Ratings434.023256

Recurring debt ceiling theatrics often unnerve investors, but they’re toothless.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Capitalism

Everything I Need to Know About Investing I Learned From Buffy the Vampire Slayer

By, 03/13/2017
Ratings954.115789

Three timeless lessons from my favorite stake-wielding heroine and her pals.

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Todd Bliman
Into Perspective

What Investing Wisely Is—and Isn’t

By, 03/10/2017
Ratings1004.225

In investing, wisdom is best demonstrated by behavior and decisions that match your goals and needs.

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Elisabeth Dellinger
Media Hype/Myths

How to Analyze Alternative Facts and Ferret Out Fake News

By, 03/10/2017
Ratings1474.329932

Separating fact from fiction is an increasingly important skill for investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Europe’s Falling Uncertainty: Dutch Edition

By, 03/09/2017
Ratings564.080357

Next week’s Dutch parliamentary election is first in line to clear up political uncertainty in the Continent.  

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Commodities

Oil Well Supplied

By, 03/08/2017
Ratings984.377551

Vaunted oil cartel production cuts have failed to stem global supply, keeping a lid on prices and Energy sector performance.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

New Highs, Old Fears

By, 03/07/2017
Ratings1534.447712

Stock market records raise more unfounded concerns of a “too far, too fast” rally.

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Michael Hanson
Business in Review

Fake News: Yellow Ain't Mellow

By, 03/02/2017
Ratings3114.135048

Ryan Holiday's Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator is a useful, timely guide to understanding the modern media.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Across the Atlantic

British Consumers Carry On

By, 03/01/2017
Ratings293.896552

A revised GDP report shows more consumption-led growth, sparking more handwringing that it can’t last.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Investor Sentiment

A Possible Leadership Rotation in 2017?

By, 03/01/2017
Ratings1253.94

Warmer sentiment toward US stocks could tee up a rotation to non-US leadership this year.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Taxes

Tax Reform Gridlock

By, 02/27/2017
Ratings954.094737

Many believe this rally is based on tax cut excitement. We disagree. Here is why.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Why Stocks Keep Rallying

By, 02/22/2017
Ratings2173.953917

The market is far from complacent, never mind euphoric.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Into Perspective

Checking in on Greece

By, 02/17/2017
Ratings483.770833

After a brief intermission, the Grexit drama continues.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

The GDP Lightning Round

By, 02/17/2017
Ratings634.238095

Quick hits on GDP reports around the world.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Others

Downgrading Sell-Side Research

By, 02/16/2017

Investment firms are cutting back on sell-side research, but this won’t leave investors lacking crucial information.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Reality Check

Treasurys in Demand

By, 02/16/2017
Ratings683.977941

Even as foreign investors sell US Treasurys, buyers abound.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Inflation

Mathflation

By, 02/15/2017
Ratings534.613207

January’s CPI surge is funky math, not something sinister.

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Michael Hanson
Trade

Trade Pacts Are Mercantilist

By, 02/15/2017
Ratings834.313253

Contrary to widespread belief, trade agreements and free trade aren’t necessarily equivalent.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Are French Politics Trumpeting Concerning Change?

By, 02/10/2017
Ratings624.137097

Recent developments in the French presidential race worry some investors. 

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trade Deficits Are Great for America

By, 02/10/2017
Ratings1164.198276

If it helps, just think of them as investment surpluses.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
GDP

Meanwhile, in Non-Politics …

By, 02/08/2017
Ratings934.177419

While the media focuses on everything Trump, the global economy is expanding.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

What Dividends Don’t Deliver

By, 02/07/2017
Ratings1103.763636

Should investors focus solely on high-dividend stocks?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: Trump's First 100 Days

By, 02/01/2017
Ratings2783.357914

In this Market Insights video we take a closer look at Trump's first 100 days as president and what it means for the US economy.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

Executive Disorder?

By, 01/31/2017
Ratings1253.784

Set aside emotion before assessing the impact of President Trump’s executive actions.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: The January Effect

By, 01/27/2017
Ratings753.893333

This Market Insights video explains why January is just another month for stocks.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Monetary Policy

The Fed’s Balancing Act

By, 01/27/2017
Ratings554.254546

The Fed is signaling well-ahead balance sheet reductions may be coming and, as with rate hikes and QE tapering, this should prove benign for markets.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Politics

A New Flavor of Gridlock

By, 01/26/2017
Ratings1583.879747

President Trump’s Congressional majority doesn’t assure easy victories.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

Disregard Dow 20000

By, 01/25/2017
Ratings1124.544643

The broken gauge's new milestone is meaningless for investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Trade

Trump Executes TPP

By, 01/23/2017
Ratings774.363636

While the Trans-Pacific Partnership officially lost the US Monday, it is premature to fear a new era of protectionism.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

The UK’s Brexit Wish List

By, 01/20/2017
Ratings554.145454

What does Prime Minister Theresa May’s recent speech mean for Brexit?

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

There Was Never a Trump Rally to Trade

By, 01/18/2017
Ratings514.088235

Whether up or down, stocks are not tied to whatever passes through the President’s head.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
MarketMinder Minute

Market Insights: A Heads-Up On Mutual Fund Tax Bills

By, 01/18/2017
Ratings564.285714

This Market Insights video explains how capital gains taxes often surprise mutual fund investors.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Developed Markets

Foreign Opportunity

By, 01/13/2017
Ratings1064.221698

The world outside the US is doing better than investors appreciate.

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Ken Liu
Reality Check

Don’t Fret Debt

By, 01/11/2017
Ratings974.360825

Using apples-to-apples comparisons to underlying assets, the U.S. could afford even more debt.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Personal Finance

A How-To Guide for Portfolio Review

By, 01/10/2017
Ratings1573.719745

Planning a portfolio review in early 2017 or beyond? Here are some helpful tips.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

CAPE (Nothing to) Fear

By, 01/05/2017
Ratings1024.215686

Valuations are telling only at extremes; we aren’t there yet.

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Fisher Investments Editorial Staff
Media Hype/Myths

False Fears Roundup—2016 Edition

By, 01/05/2017
Ratings793.867089

It’s time to look back at some of last year’s top worries—and how they failed to live up to the hype.

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