Fisher in the News

Fisher Investments writes articles and views on the markets and economy. Chairman and Director Ken Fisher, wrote a monthly “Portfolio Strategy” column for Forbes for over 30 years, making him the longest continuously running columnist in the magazine’s 100 year history. He is a regular contributor to several publications, including Germany’s Focus Money, Denmark’s leading business newspaper, Børsen, the Netherland’s largest newspaper, De Telegraaf, Switzerland’s leading business paper, Handelszeitung, Spain’s largest business website and newspaper, El Economista, Italy’s third largest newspaper and number one business paper, Il Sole 24 Ore, France’s L’Opinion, Belgium’s La Libre, Austria’s Trend, Caixin—often referred to as the Bloomberg of China, the Hong Kong Economic Journal, Taiwan’s Business Weekly, and South Korea’s largest business paper, Chosun Ilbo. Ken authored 11 books, including 4 New York Times bestsellers—and has been published, interviewed and written about in publications globally. His research has been showcased in numerous scholarly journals, representing his commitment to original insight and analysis across the academic spectrum of investing. Any of the articles, books or commentary produced by the Fisher organization may be available to clients through their Investment Counselor.

A Recession Primer for Recessionary Times

By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 08/03/2020

In their latest article with RealClearMarkets, Fisher Investments discusses why the global recession doesn’t necessarily spell future trouble for stocks.

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Here's Why You Need A Financial Date Night

By Jill Hitchcock, Cashay, 07/17/2020

Last month, I wrote about the importance of naming your family’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO)—someone designated to manage the family budget and finances. If you’ve just been asked (or “voluntold”) to be your family’s CFO, you should dedicate your first 90 days on the job to identifying and planning for your long-term financial goals.

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To Gain An Investing Edge Analyze The Data Devotees, Not The Data

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, 07/10/2020

How can you gain an investing edge? That timeless question has confounded investors almost forever. Many fixate on data, thinking quick data access mines magical statistical relationships. “Quantitative” fund managers run vast sums on this premise. It isn’t just them: Belief in data’s dominance abounds.

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The Behavioral Bias Blinding Investors To A New Bull Market

By Ken Fisher, Real Clear Markets, 06/23/2020

Legendary 19th century financier JP Morgan said, “A man generally has two good reasons for doing a thing—one that sounds good, and a real one.” Pundits cite loads of seemingly smart reasons you should dismiss global stocks’ rally since March. But their real reason? Admitting the upturn is real also admits they were wrong.

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My thoughts on the new bull market

By Ken Fisher, LinkedIn, 06/17/2020

The best forecaster the world has ever known, the stock market, had to pre-price the reality of the grim economic impact of global governmentalimposed lockdowns aimed to slow the spread of coronavirus. But after that, the S&P 500 recovered over 75% of its losses and isn’t far from new record highs.

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Reality and Expectations: High-Frequency Investing Mistakes

By Michael Hanson, LinkedIn, 06/11/2020

Just recently, there’s been a gluttonous grab for “high-frequency data”—mostly daily, sometimes hourly, off-the-beaten track information investors believe gives them a clue about what happens next in today’s chaotic environment. So, instead of waiting for monthly services and manufacturing PMIs to rear their ugly heads, for example, people are instead looking to OpenTable’s daily restaurant bookings for hints on the recovery.

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Fisher Investments Opens Major, New Office in Tampa Bay Area, Florida

By Fisher Investments, PR Newswire, 06/09/2020

Fisher Investments, one of the world's largest independent, fee-only investment advisers, announced the opening of a new, full-service Tampa, Florida office. Located in the Westshore business district, it is Fisher's first major East Coast facility and will eventually accommodate 600 employees.

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Tax-Time Ideas for Your Investments

By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 04/03/2020

It’s tax-time wisdom from Fisher Investments. Find out why waiting until December may not be the best strategy for tax-loss harvesting.

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A Warning From Fisher Investments On The Specter of Debt

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 12/18/2019

There is general agreement that America has too much debt, particularly when it comes to our federal debt—a large and scary-sounding number currently in the trillions of dollars. But is debt always bad? Or is there some threshold at which debt becomes problematic?

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Don’t Fight the Fed?

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 12/05/2019

At Fisher Investments, we’ve heard plenty of investors and media outlets say “Don’t fight the Fed.” It suggests investors shouldn’t trade against the US Federal Reserve’s actions.

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Is America's $23 Trillion National Debt A Problem?

By Blair Shiff, Fox Business, 09/23/2019

The United States' national debt is nearly $23 trillion, which is larger than the entire U.S. economy, but Fisher Investments founder Ken Fisher spoke to FOX Business' David Asman about his op-ed about the national debt

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Oil And Stocks’ Fickle Relationship

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 09/18/2019

Every now and then, oil price swings come into the spotlight and a common myth typically follows: High oil prices spell doom for stocks.

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Billionaire Ken Fisher Wants to Knock Out Wall Street

By Ken Fisher, Sarah Ponczek, and Michael P. Regan, Bloomberg, 09/13/2019

While on the surface it looked like a calm week for the stock market, there was a lot of turbulence down below. Rising interest rates caused investors to rotate out of once high-flying momentum and growth equities in favor of beaten-down value stocks.

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Ken Fisher: ECB stimulus is "quantitative diseasing, not easing"

By Hannah Wise and Ken Fisher, CNN Money Switzerland, 09/13/2019

The ECB’s decision to relaunch its bond purchasing program is “quantitative diseasing, not quantitative easing.” This according to Ken Fisher, investor and founder of Fisher Investments, who warns that the move will set back the European economy rather than support it.

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Dollar-Cost Averaging Doesn’t Pay

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 09/09/2019

What happens if you invest a large lump sum on a bad day—like the day before a big market drop? You might have to watch your freshly invested money start to wither away immediately.

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Will Uncle Sam Force Big Tech to Break Up

By Fisher Investments, Real Clear Markets, 09/03/2019

Last month, US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joe Simons said he was prepared to do what many investors have feared for months: break up major Tech or Tech-like companies, namely Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google.

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Ken Fisher: Tech Makes U.S. Look Good, But Switzerland Another Story

By Hannah Wise and Ken Fisher, CNN Money Switzerland, 08/16/2019

Tech stocks carry most of the weight of U.S. markets, says billionaire investor Ken Fisher. Even though Swiss tech stocks are strong performers, he says the current market climate means investors should look elsewhere for their portfolios (hint: it’s all about timing).

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Stop Using Stop-Loss Orders… They Don’t Work!

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 08/14/2019

Trying to stop losses is an undeniably reasonable impulse, regardless of your investing goals. Unfortunately, stop-loss orders, despite the name, don’t reliably accomplish what they set out to do in our view. 

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Ken Fisher: Fed rate-cut timing is politically motivated

By Ken Fisher, CNN Money Switzerland, 07/17/2019

Companies are hiring, factory output is rising, and consumers are spending. The U.S. economy looks less and less like its headed for a recession. So then why is the Federal Reserve still likely to cut rates later this month? For political leverage, says billionaire investor Ken Fisher.

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Down with the Dow

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 07/09/2019

Do you watch the Dow? On television shows and newspaper headlines, you’ll often hear “Dow rises/drops a record XXXX points!” But the Dow is wrought with issues in our view.

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