Fisher Investments CEO • Forbes Columnist • Best-selling Author
Ken Fisher is the founder, Chairman and CEO of Fisher Investments. He also serves as Fisher Investments' Co-Chief Investment Officer and a member of the Investment Policy Committee, which makes all strategic investment decisions for the firm's institutional and private clients.
Ken Fisher is perhaps best known for his Forbes' Portfolio Strategy column. His Forbes annual market forecasts were ranked among the most accurate, as reviewed by third-party research firm CXO Advisory Group. The research firm's “Guru Grades” rated the accuracy of publicly available expert forecasts on the stock market — Ken Fisher ranked among the top stock market forecasters.1
Ken Fisher has written ten books, including 2013’s Little Book of Market Myths, and four New York Times bestsellers: 2010’s Debunkery: Learn It, Do It, and Profit From It, 2009's How to Smell a Rat, 2008's The 10 Roads to Riches, and 2006's The Only Three Questions that Count (revised in 2012). Others include The Wall Street Waltz and 100 Minds That Made the Market, re-released by John Wiley & Sons under the Fisher Investments Series. In 2008, Ken Fisher's firm created a new publishing imprint, Fisher Investments Press, in collaboration with John Wiley & Sons. Under the publishing imprint, Fisher Investments has, and will continue to, release a series of investment sector guides and other books for both professional and hobbyist investors.
Ken Fisher has been published, interviewed and/or been written about in many major American, British and German finance or business periodicals. He has a weekly column in Focus Money, Germany's leading weekly finance magazine. A prize winning researcher, his credits span a multitude of professional and scholarly journals as well as his firm's output—in both modern investing and behavioral finance. For insight into Ken Fisher's investment philosophy, download Fisher Investments Stock Market Outlook or visit Fisher Investments MarketMinder. Ken was named one of the industry's 30 most influential people over the previous 30 years on Investment Advisor magazine's prestigious IA-30-30 list in 2010 (Thirty for Thirty, Investment Advisor, 5/1/2010), and was recognized again on 2011's IA25 list (Ken Fisher, Fisher Investments: The Extended 2011 IA25 Profile).
When Ken is not researching current market trends, his hobbies include the history of Kings Mountain, California and 19th century redwood lumbering history. In 2006, Ken founded the Kenneth L. Fisher Chair in Redwood Forest Ecology at Humboldt State University, and has been recognized by his alma mater (HSU Economics, '72) with the Distinguished Alumni Award, received for his many advances and accomplishments in the world of finance. Ken Fisher’s hobbies include studying the history of Kings Mountain, California, 19th century redwood lumbering and anything about redwoods. He and his wife Sherrilyn have three adult sons. Ken is currently ranked #243 on the 2013 Forbes 400 list of richest Americans.