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|By Angela Moon, Reuters, 12/30/2011|
For the U.S. stock market, 2011 was a long wild ride to nowhere.
The broad S&P 500 endured huge daily swings but a year of drama left the index almost where it started. It lost a mere 0.003 percent, closest to unchanged since 1947, according to Standard & Poor's.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 12/30/2011|
By no mean exhaustive, but here’s a wrap-up of some of the bigger news stories in 2011.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 12/23/2011|
Is fracking environmentally safe? That's a key question surrounding the fast-growing method of gas and oil extraction-and one that's triggered debate since the process became more economically viable.
|By Fisher Investments, iStockAnalyst, 12/22/2011|
While many seem focused on what is widely thought a beleaguered American shopper, US consumers, overall, are seemingly doing just fine. For example, continued improvements in household credit trends, highlight how US consumers aren't down for the count. What's more, holiday spending patterns are a great example of how bad consumer spending isn't.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 12/22/2011|
Is fracking environmentally safe? That's a key question surrounding the fast-growing method of gas and oil extraction -- and one that's triggered debate since the process became more economically viable.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 12/22/2011|
Here’s something that didn’t happen this year—a US double dip. (Nor was there a global one.) However, some warn we’re not out of the woods: We could see a double-dip second leg in 2013.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 12/19/2011|
I recently returned from FORBES’ “Cruise for Investors,” with ports of call in Greece, Israel, Cyprus and Turkey. Even more intriguing than the places we visited was the feedback I got from the 96 cruisers attending. Most of these folks are affluent, postretirement and either married or widowed. They can afford the finer things in life and have a good deal of free time on their hands. All were loyal FORBES readers, real Capitalist Tools.
Markets Never Forget is among the top-selling business hardcovers for the third straight week.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 12/15/2011|
China's slower economic growth is just one of many things weighing on investors' minds in 2011, and some posit a Chinese hard landing is in store in 2012. However, our analysis finds a re-acceleration far likelier.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 12/14/2011|
Good news, Maryland. Or rather, good news, Maryland?
The state has decided to focus effort (and money) on helping fund Maryland-based start-up firms. Now, the intention is likely to increase the tax base by goading new business development. And the jobs that come with it! A laudable goal, to be sure. But one might ask, who will determine where to invest capital to get the best ROI in an inherently risky venture (as all new businesses are)? The government? (Ahem, Solyndra.)
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 12/13/2011|
What a difference two and a half years make: In May 2009, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh won a landslide reelection on his platform of economic reform, and high hopes drove India's stock market up a whopping 20% the next day. But aside from free trade agreements with South Korea and ASEAN, progress has been limited.
Research shows economic growth creates new jobs, not the other way around.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 12/09/2011|
Last week's unemployment rate drop gave the economy's bulls and bears alike something to cheer. The bulls pointed to the drop as a clear sign of broad employment improvement. The bears pointed to it as a sign of the still-all-too-high unemployment rate that could tip us into the next recession. But neither analysis is really right.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 12/08/2011|
‘Tis the season to be retrospective—a time to ponder the good things in life, or at least, the things that didn’t go as horribly as feared.
|By Ros Krasny, Reuters, 12/05/2011|
The United States faces only limited fallout from the euro zone debt crisis and the struggling European economy, a situation that bodes well for U.S. equity markets in 2012, top U.S. money managers said on Monday.
|By Herbert Lash, Reuters, 12/05/2011|
Billionaire investor Ken Fisher, who last February had turned neutral on stocks, said on Monday he has become very bullish and finds most equity markets attractive.
Fisher, a long-time Forbes columnist and author of several books on the markets, is particularly bullish, saying he does not expect either Europe or the United States to slip into recession in 2012. Fisher said he prefers European leaders do nothing to deal with the sovereign debt crisis in Italy and Spain because he fears anything they agree to would only make things worse.
Fisher Investments launched a new blog, Global Market Perspective, offering a look at what’s going on outside the US. The blog covers economic and market-related events, including geopolitical developments and international commerce, as well as interesting topics that can help investors learn about global capital markets.
New blog offers perspectives on market-related topics and news outside the US
|By Jane Wollman Rusoff, Research Magazine, 12/01/2011|
Our expert panel sees turbulence — and opportunity — in the year ahead.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 11/30/2011|
It seems November was a good month for private sector job creation—with 206,000 jobs added when only 130,000 were expected. Add that to revised numbers in October and September—October saw 130,000 added instead of the previously reported 110,000, and September jumped to 116,000 from 91,000. What’s more, small firms added the lion’s share, and even the construction industry saw some job gains.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 11/28/2011|
The European Union has unveiled its much-discussed credit ratings agency reform plan. This comes on the heels of a blunder wherein a major agency accidentally sent an email announcing a downgrade to France's credit rating. (Similarly, the same rater made a $2 trillion math error when assessing the U.S.'s credit worthiness in August.)
|By Mike Hanson, Real Clear Markets, 11/23/2011|
Pretty much everything I read these days suggests much the same: "As the euro goes, so goes the world." I'm not so sure. Particularly for stock investors, maybe the euro and its zone are headed for more trouble, but the world can move on. Unfathomable?
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 11/22/2011|
The “umbrella man” is that curious fellow standing by the side of the road at the spot where bullets entered JFK’s convertible in Dallas. A beautiful sunny day—and there’s a fellow standing under an opened black umbrella.
Historical data shows unemployment rises even after recessions end.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 11/17/2011|
In this space, I often say that high unemployment is a symptom of past economic weakness, not a harbinger of future weakness. This may seem counterintuitive, but isn’t.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 11/11/2011|
In a new twist on the “income inequality” debate, evidently, older people earn more than younger people. The reason why this tautology is news now is because, according to the Pew Center, the gap is wider than ever.
New research report recaps recent market activity and provides forecast for period ahead.
|By Fisher Investments, PRWeb, 11/07/2011|
Fisher Investments released its latest Stock Market Outlook, a quarterly research report published by the firm’s in-house research team under the direction of the Investment Policy Committee.
|By Adam Shell, USA Today, 11/03/2011|
Partisan politicians. Divisive politics. Fights about economic policies. Financial markets have been battling political headwinds ever since Republicans won control of the House of Representatives in last year's midterm elections.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 11/03/2011|
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing, with 315 S&P 500 firms reporting through Oct. 28, with enough data, in our view, to get a decent picture of what the full quarter may look like.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 11/02/2011|
Today’s biggest investor fear boils down to one thing: recession. While there’s no guarantee that there won’t be a double dip, I can tell you with certainty that another recession now would be unprecedented when you consider the historical evidence.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 10/31/2011|
Economists, both Keynesian and other in bent, have at least one area of commonality: The belief there's an aspect of economics that numerical studies or analysis of plans and policies can't explain. It's the behavioral aspect that drives consumers to spend and businesses to take risk: in Keynesian lingo, "animal spirits." In classical econo-speak, "confidence."
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 10/31/2011|
You’d think after 200 years, folks would eventually say, “That Malthus guy? Kind of wrong.” Yet, with the (projected) birth today of the world’s 7 billionth occupant, there’s no shortage of media hand-wringing about the dim prospects of our world from here.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 10/28/2011|
Q3 US GDP growth came in at 2.5%—in line with analyst estimates but certainly much faster than what media headlines predicted. All year, folks have feared a recession ahead—the so-called “double dip” (which are predicted vastly more than they’re ever seen). GDP is the big headline grabber—but it’s far from the only sign the world is not only healthier than most think, but in fact reaccelerating.
|By Adam Shell, USA Today, 10/27/2011|
Stocks around the world shot up sharply Thursday as investors went on a risk-taking binge after Europe finally sealed a long-awaited deal to stem its debt crisis.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 10/26/2011|
Back in January, President Obama suggested all existing federal legislation be reviewed to slash “overly burdensome” regulation. Who can argue with that? Simplifying existing rules would, theoretically, save costs while making existing regulations clearer and more effective. All good things.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 10/21/2011|
The political geniuses in Louisiana have decided they hate poor people so much, they passed House Bill 195—near unanimously—which bans cash on all second-hand transactions.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 10/20/2011|
It's no secret that economic sentiment is low. Consumer and business confidence surveys have deteriorated worldwide for months. Headlines bemoan an economy on the brink, and some say recession is here already. Yet simultaneously, the balance of economic data has consistently outstripped expectations, registered continued growth and painted a vastly different picture than many might think.
Recent data suggests the US economy remains stronger than many believe.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 10/19/2011|
This may be unpopular to say, but the US likely isn’t headed for recession. At least, that’s what the data suggests.
|By Wallace Forbes, Forbes, 10/19/2011|
The fall of 2011 feels a lot like the same time of 2010 – just a month later in the year. We had a double bottom this year with a major market correction that challenged the size of what might be considered a bear market. The same thing happened in 2010.
|By Ken Fisher, Interactive Investor, 10/19/2011|
Next year Americans will either re-elect a Democrat or newly elect a Republican. Forget which party you favour - this is a sweet-spot intersection of markets and politics regardless of who wins, says Ken Fisher.
|By Wallace Forbes, Forbes, 10/19/2011|
The fall of 2011 feels a lot like the same time of 2010 – just a month later in the year. We had a double bottom this year with a major market correction that challenged the size of what might be considered a bear market. The same thing happened in 2010.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 10/14/2011|
This is simply a lighthearted blog on politics and isn’t even closely related to the normal serious content of my print magazine Forbes columns. And it’s about an upcoming bomb and one that few foresee but is ever predictable. And it’s ridiculous but very real! And because of it, Herman Cain may be the one who bombs. It could alternately be titled, “Bill Clinton Lesson 274” because there are so many almost ridiculous but useful lessons from his era.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 10/13/2011|
As of the market close on Oct. 12, that's the reduction in the 30-year Treasury rate since Sept. 20, the day preceding the Fed's declaration that it would sell $400 billion of short-term Treasuries and buy $400 billion of long-term Treasuries.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 10/11/2011|
A core issue in the debate over the Currency Exchange Rate Oversight Reform Act of 2011 is the idea China’s currency manipulation is sapping the US of jobs—primarily manufacturing jobs.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 10/07/2011|
With Rick Perry and the seven dwarfs scrambling for the nomination, there is good news and bad news for investors aligned with the Republican Party.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 10/06/2011|
Steve Jobs while he lived was occasionally criticized for not being more charitable—like his compatriot and competitor Bill Gates or Warren Buffett. Hogwash.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 10/06/2011|
Since the Senate began debating legislation to impose new import duties on Chinese goods on Monday, much has been made of the possibility of resurgent protectionism in the U.S.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 09/30/2011|
Almost every day you can find in media commentary that XYZ is causing stocks to fall (or rise). Such definitive statements are common—but what’s almost always missing is statistical proof. And if you cannot prove, statistically, two things are linked, you don’t have much basis for believing Event X causes Outcome Y . . . and shouldn’t make market bets based on them.
Corporate recruiters from Woodside-based money manager will attend four career fairs/expos next week.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 09/29/2011|
The U.S. Census Bureau recently released data indicating 15.1% of Americans were living below the poverty line in 2010 - the third consecutive annual increase and up from 12.5% in 2007, before the financial panic and recession. Also making recent headlines was President Obama's latest jobs plan, to be funded primarily by $1.5 trillion in increased taxes, aimed mostly at the "wealthy."
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 09/29/2011|
There's been increasing investor concern over the potential for Italy to follow in Greece's footsteps, an overwrought comparison in our view. Italy is the eurozone's third largest economy and carries its largest debt load -- which many speculate makes it "too big to bail out."
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 09/27/2011|
In Obama’s jobs plan (which Democrats don’t appear to be in a big rush to pass), the much-maligned credit ratings agencies appear to be getting a boost. The plan dictates that to qualify for funds from a proposed “infrastructure bank,” a project must have an investment-grade rating from a ratings agency (i.e., S&P, Moody’s or Fitch).
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 09/26/2011|
There are two sides to every loan: a borrower and a lender. Simplistic, we know, but it seems a fact often omitted in coverage of bank lending today.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 09/23/2011|
Mr. Obama recently revealed his plan to reduce the budget deficit by $3 trillion over the next ten years. It won't work. Not because his plan is credible or not or the political climate. Rather, because 10-year projections of any sort are impossible to make. Particularly in politics.
|By Fisher Investments, Forbes, 09/23/2011|
Charlie Sheen’s recent Hollywood rehabilitation is beyond record-making, both in speed and the depths from which he’s emerged. He went from making $2 million an episode in a top-rated sitcom, to being a tiger-blood infused warlock who was “WINNING!” to looking dapper and making self-deprecating jokes on Leno—like how he made nothing off those ubiquitous “Winning” t-shirts. In just a few short months!
Investment Firm Will Participate in Upcoming Campus Recruiting Event at Brigham Young University.
Fisher Creek Campus Earns Top Projects Designation by Vancouver Business Journal.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 09/16/2011|
Unless Mitt Romney can legitimately sell himself as a die-hard Lynyrd Skynyrd fan, Rick Perry is likely the 2012 Republican nominee, in my view.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 09/15/2011|
In the current jobs debate, a key factor almost never mentioned is employment has always been a lagging indicator following every recession. Unemployment normally rises after recessions end and can stay elevated for many months even years.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 09/15/2011|
International trade is an important and volatile component of global economic growth, one that's commonly misunderstood. For example, last Thursday's U.S. Commerce Department report on trade led off with a discussion of a $6.8 billion reduction in our trade deficit, to a minus $44.8 billion.
|24-7 PressRelease, 09/14/2011|
New research brief from Fisher Investments offers insight to pharmaceutical stocks drivers.
Woodside-based money management firm initiates campus recruiting at UC Berkeley.
Video examines historical stock market performance in presidential election years.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 09/12/2011|
Seems everyone these days has a suggestion for "fixing the jobs problem." Which we'd agree is improving slower than most would like.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 09/08/2011|
To add insult to injury, after filing bankruptcy last week—without returning a dime of the $535 million the taxpayers lent them—Solyndra’s skeleton crew was met on Thursday morning by FBI agents bearing search warrants.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 09/08/2011|
Even during the most robust economic expansions on record, economic data often gyrate -- speeding and slowing.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 09/07/2011|
This year is beginning to feel a lot like 2010. Last year we suffered a 16% correction in the MSCI World Index before stocks rebounded for a total return of nearly 12% in 2010.
Fisher Investments released a new research paper on the current state of European banks. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the financial health of European banking institutions and discusses their potential impact on the global economy.
|The Columbian, 09/04/2011|
Company builds there, but will that be the firm's world base?
Fisher Investments is preparing for the upcoming campus recruiting season by planning visits to nearly a dozen West Coast schools, ranging from the Pacific Northwest down through Southern California.
|24-7 Press Release, 09/01/2011|
Fisher Investments released a new research alert on next year's presidential election entitled, Looking Ahead to the 2012 Election. The alert provides non-ideological political commentary, with the goal of discussing the main factors influencing the election, and how the outcome may impact investors.
Fisher Investments is planning to release its latest Capital Markets Update video—a roundtable discussion with the five members of the firm's Investment Policy Committee (IPC)—outlining their forecast for the balance of 2011 and the underlying reasons.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 08/30/2011|
It's easy to find news and commentary bemoaning the U.S.'s lackluster rate of GDP growth -- particularly after last Friday's second-quarter 2011 growth revision to 1%.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 08/30/2011|
August's Conference Board consumer confidence index showed consumers decidedly unconfident—the index fell to its lowest level since April 2009 and down sharply from July.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 08/29/2011|
Mr. Bernanke emerged from Jackson Hole to declare politicians are unruly and can't agree. (Shocking no one.)
Fisher Investments published a new infographic summarizing market trends in presidential election years.
Firm presents new research examining historical stock market performance in election years.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 08/25/2011|
Bethenny Frankel took home an estimated $55 million in 2010 for selling a chunk of her Skinnygirl brand—plus her books, TV shows, appearances and a memorable incident with a champagne bucket.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 08/25/2011|
An important point right up front: By no means are we making a directional call on gold. It may go higher yet, it may not.
"My advice to Mr. Buffett is to stick to what he does best. If you took a vote of The Forbes 400 I am pretty sure they'd say no to raising taxes on cap gains."
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 08/22/2011|
Staying on-phase in markets is impossible for most folks most of the time--because they make it too complicated. What do I mean by "on-phase"? Being in synch with the market cycles
Presidential hopeful Rick Perry's brash appeal to the Republican Party's fiscally conservative base may fall flat with big donors who favor a more moderate candidate to challenge President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 08/18/2011|
Seems everyone is having fun piling on (or defending) the Sage of Omaha for his recent (re)assertion he isn't taxed enough—his secretary pays a higher rate!
For presidential hopefuls in a campaign that is all about the U.S. economy, the Republican contenders have offered few clear plans for what they would do to get the country's finances back on track.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 08/17/2011|
Comparing current volatility to that in 2008 seems a popular exercise recently -- but there are many notable differences.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 08/15/2011|
Now that the debt ceiling debate's been settled, a 12-member congressional commission will scrutinize where and how taxpayer dollars are spent.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 08/12/2011|
A 20-year prediction: Many think 2010 and 2011 presage the end of the eurozone as we know it. Could be.
|By Fisher Investments, The Street, 08/11/2011|
In recent weeks, it's easy to find a lot to be frustrated about regarding markets.
Bill Gross was right after all, though that hasn't helped his investors this year.
|By Lara Hoffmans, Forbes, 08/10/2011|
Much has been made of S&P's $2 trillion "math error." Funny indeed. Except the error was based on government baseline growth and spending estimates, which are rarely, ahem, accurate.
The recession proved to be grueling for most businesses, but the financial services industry took an especially brutal hit. Massive layoffs, government bailouts, negative headlines and countless scandals damaged the public's perception of some of the biggest finance firms.
Ken Fisher, CEO of Fisher Investments and 27-year Forbes columnist, recently announced an upcoming new book due November 2011 from John Wiley and Sons: Markets Never Forget (But People Do): How Your Memory Costs You--and Why This Time Isn't Different
Italy took a step forward Thursday, as its Senate passed a €40 billion austerity bill with a 26-vote margin. The bill hits parliament's lower house Friday, and with all sides vocally unified on austerity it seems likely to pass.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 07/18/2011|
As bull markets pick up steam many investors fall prey to what I call the "morphing fear phenomenon." It's a subset of the legendary "wall of worry" that bull markets love to climb. In any bear market something frightens us-- whether justified or not--and recessions always do. Early in the subsequent bull market and expansion we keep expecting these worries to appear. If they don't, we morph fresh scary fantasies that seem like new problems but are simply manifestations of old fears.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 07/18/2011|
High unemployment remains a major headline grabber-with the implication that ongoing high unemployment (which even ticked up with the last BLS release) is a material economic negative.
Fisher Investments’ books are becoming available in various e-reader formats.
Retail Sales Trounced Expectations in June--Even Though Consumers Said They'd Spend Less
Fisher Investments plans to maintain hiring as the firm experiences continued growth. Opportunities are available in its Washington and California offices.
Misperceptions about global trade and currency prices abound—yet another recent example surrounds China's artificially low-priced yuan and corresponding large trade surplus.
|By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 07/11/2011|
With most new technologies, especially energy sources, comes debate between those excited by the potential and those fearful of possibly harmful ramifications or overstatement of the future scale. In our perusal of recent major news publications, Fisher Investments MarketMinder sees a timely example in the debate between major news publications surrounding shale gas extraction.
Ross Stores' ROST third-quarter earnings were in line with our expectations and we are sticking with our fair value estimate of $26 a share.
The US and Mexican governments reached an agreement Wednesday to lift tariffs and a ban against Mexican truck deliveries in the US—Fisher Investments believes this is another win for free trade and both countries.
On July 16, Forbes magazine's Portfolio Strategy columnist Ken Fisher will mark his 27th year writing his column.
Fisher Investments, a leading, independent investment management company, recently announced it is nearing completion of the first phase of a new office complex located in Camas, Washington.
Tomorrow Fisher Investments will release an executive summary preview of its upcoming Third Quarter 2011 Stock Market Outlook, which the firm regularly publishes for investors interested in learning about its most recent market views.
|Business Insider, 06/24/2011|
Investment manager and columnist Ken Fisher lampoons these and dozens of other myths in a new book, Debunkery: Learn It, Do It and Profit from It - Seeing Through Wall Street's Money-Killing Myths.
|Scoop Independent News, 06/23/2011|
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke provided investors with little incentive to commit fresh funds on Wall Street as the central bank cut its economic growth forecast for 2011.
Volatility in equity markets is creating opportunities for investors to position themselves for a resumption of the bull market next year, according to billionaire investor Ken Fisher.
|Camas-Washougal Post-Record, 06/07/2011|
Fisher Investments is taking steps to move forward on construction of two additional buildings on its Fisher Creek Campus in northwest Camas.
|The Columbian, 06/07/2011|
Founder of assets management company says Moore's Law continues to foster growth for firms
Judging by the questions, the crowd gathered to hear Fisher Investments CEO Ken Fisher speak Tuesday was hoping for some news of the company's future in Clark County.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 06/06/2011|
It's funny how the stock market deals with impending news. If, for example, you knew with certainty that the world would end in 2020, I'm sure the stock market wouldn't fret over it until about mid-2018. Before then I wouldn't be surprised if we experienced big rallies. The market could go up--and then off a cliff.
|Vancouver Business Journal, 05/27/2011|
Four years ago, Fisher Investments started moving a portion of it's client service operations to Clark County. Now the investment management firm with $44 billion in assets under management is preparing to take a new step in the process of cementing its future in Southwest Washington.
|The Columbian, 05/26/2011|
California mogul and Forbes columnist Ken Fisher says Clark County can pull itself out of the economic doldrums by doing exactly what it did to bring his company here.
Fisher Investments has begun testing social platforms to expand distribution of its educational content.
|Vancouver Business Journal, 05/25/2011|
Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, is perhaps best known for his monthly investment strategy column in Forbes magazine as well as his seven books – four of which have been best sellers.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 05/09/2011|
My father, Philip Fisher, always believed management was the key. Warren Buffett said that when great management meets a lousy business it's the management's reputation that changes (and vice versa). They would both agree: A great management in a great business purchased at a great price is, well, great.
Investment Advisor, a leading publication for independent advisors and financial planners, recognized Fisher Investments' founder and CEO Ken Fisher as one of its 25 most influential people in the advisor community for 2011.
SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro leads annual list; exclusive interviews and insights available in the May issue of Investment Advisor and online throughout the month on AdvisorOne.com.
Q1 2011 corporate profit growth may be more subdued relative to past quarters, but Fisher Investments MarketMinder finds that normal in the course of an ongoing expansion.
Fisher Investments plans to continue hiring in its Vancouver, Washington office throughout the spring and summer months of 2011.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 04/11/2011|
These days one of the biggest stock market obsessions is jobs. Where are they? Why aren't there more? Why can't we create more?
Fisher Investments released its latest Capital Markets Update video—a roundtable discussion with the five members of the firm's Investment Policy Committee (IPC)—outlining their forecast for the balance of 2011 and answering some common investor questions.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 03/14/2011|
Last month I predicted a flattish stock market, frustrating for most, but tailor-made for stock pickers. We have too many bulls and bears--and few in between. The market almost always does what few folks forecast.
The money managers who picked the global stock market bottom say now is no time to sell as the biggest equity rally since 1955 starts its third year.
Events in the Middle East have dominated the news in recent weeks, and been a major factor in the rise in energy prices.
Where are the markets now, where are they going and what should advisors and their clients take away from the crisis?
Ken Fisher is a relatively new member of the prestigious Forbes 400 Richest People in America list, having been "inducted" in 2005.
|Business Wire, 03/02/2011|
Fisher Investments has redesigned and re-launched its daily news and commentary website, MarketMinder.
|By Wallace, Forbes, 02/25/2011|
Interview with Wallace Forbes
|By Ryan Vlastelica, Reuters, 02/25/2011|
Bruised but not bowed, bulls staged a rebound on Thursday and helped stocks stabilize in a volatile session suggesting investors aren't ready to give up on the market's rally.
|By Brendan Conway and Donna Kardos, The Wall Street Journal, 02/24/2011|
Oil has always been a wild card for stocks, and its rise to $100 a barrel for the first time since 2008 has investors worried about the nearly uninterrupted run of bullish trading since the autumn.
Billionaire investor Ken Fisher believes bullish sentiment among investors might be getting a little too long in the tooth as large-cap U.S. stocks have doubled in price since their March 2009 lows.
|By Pullback Mulled, Reuters, 02/15/2011|
Market breadth weakened and a prominent investor retreated from bullish positions as a vulnerable U.S. stock market slipped off 2-1/2-year highs on Tuesday.
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 02/14/2011|
For 15 years FORBES has run an annual accounting of its columnists' recommendations in which we're required to report on the past year's results. In only three years have my picks lagged the S&P 500. Happily, 2010 wasn't among them.
|By Merryn Somerset Webb, Financial Times, 01/21/2011|
|By Ken Fisher, Forbes, 01/17/2011|
As 2011 begins a little perspective is in order. The global economy has been accelerating over the last six months--just as most expected it to slow or sink into a double-dip recession.
|By Tom Keene, Bloomberg, 01/10/2011|
Billionaire investor Kenneth Fisher said the biggest U.S. companies will lead global stocks in 2011 even as returns diminish after a 21-month bull market.
|By JeeYeon Park, CNBC, 12/29/2010|
Markets are going to be "very frustrating" for both bullish and bearish investors next year, according to Ken Fisher, founder and chairman of Fisher Investments and a Forbes columnist.