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3 Surprises to Avoid in Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning: 3 Surprises to Avoid

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 5/13/2016
Topic: Retirement Investing

Get your asset allocation right from the start to avoid these three retirement planning surprises.

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Retirement Planning Considerations: How Much Will I Need?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/18/2016
Topic: Retirement Investing

Special Retirement Planning Considerations for Women

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 11/10/2015
Topic: Retirement Investing

Variable Annuities' Financial Freedom Trap

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 8/26/2015
Topic: Annuities

4 Investment Lessons from 2015

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 1/21/2016
Topic: Investing Tips

Retirement Investing

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Is Working In Retirement Here to Stay? Part Two

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 6/15/2016

The second part of our retirement series focuses on taking action against fear-based investing.

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Is Working In Retirement Here to Stay? Part One

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 6/15/2016

We present a two-part series focused on controlling your retirement destiny. Part one: plan and budget now.

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Why Financial Literacy Doesn’t Guarantee Good Decisions

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 6/8/2016

Stay on track with your retirement planning. How emotional discipline could improve your investing decisions.
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Retirement Question Corner: Six Qs About Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs)

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 6/8/2016

A brief primer to get you started with the concept of Required Minimum Distributions, or RMDs.

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Market Commentary

Oil and Stocks, Hand in Hand?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/2/2016

How meaningful is oil and stocks’ recently high correlation?

Rational Thoughts for Irrational Times

By Todd Bliman, 1/28/2016

Volatility can mess with your mind—always remember to focus on the big picture when things get rocky.

Rounding Up Start-of-Year Fears

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 1/25/2016

A look at the various factors most pundits allege are behind the recent market volatility.

Ken Fisher Reuters Interview: Markets Grinding Through Fears

By Reuters, 11/20/2015

In this Reuters interview, Fisher Investments CEO Ken Fisher says the markets want to grind through the fear of what happened in the terror attacks and what will happen with the interest rate hike.
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Annuities

Why Annuities’ ‘Tax-Deferred Growth’ May Not Benefit Your Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning: Growth or Tax-Deferral?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 5/13/2016

Ever ask yourself – “What’s more important? Growth or tax-deferral?” We help you answer that.

The Quiet Risk of Inflation on Retirement Planning

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/2/2016

Don’t forget about the impact that inflation can have on your retirement planning strategy.

Ken Fisher: Variable Annuities Should Be Illegal

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 10/27/2015

Fisher Investments’ CEO and founder Ken Fisher was interviewed in ThinkAdvisor about his view of annuities—and in particular, why he has a particularly low opinion of variable annuities.

Are Annuities a Wise Choice for Retirement Planning?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 10/20/2015

If you read the fine print in annuities’ thick prospectuses, it becomes clear many annuities are costly and restricting—and we believe may not be a wise choice for your retirement investments.

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Investing Tips

4 Investment Lessons from 2015

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 1/21/2016

At a time when many are trying to stick to their 2016 New Year’s resolutions, we’re going to offer some of our own based on observations of investor and financial pundit behavior from 2015.

Bet On The Bulls, Not The Sheep

By Ken Fisher, 7/20/2015

In his Forbes magazine article, Ken Fisher explains that while it’s often claimed this bull market is the least appreciated in memory, the problem is our memories.

Is Your Adviser Working in Your Best Interests?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 7/1/2015

6 Things Your Financial Adviser Doesn’t Want You to Know

You've Got Questions? I've Got Answers

By Ken Fisher, 4/13/2015

Low rates are not an equities catastrophe--and currency movements never, themselves, help you time stocks.