Reuters Plus Columns

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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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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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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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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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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Stay or Sell in May?

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 05/07/2019

This time of year, one refrain reigns supreme among investors: “Sell in May and go away.” 

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Taxes Don’t Move Stocks

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 04/01/2019

We all like having more money in our pockets. Most folks consider lower taxes an obvious benefit to their personal financial situation, and naturally they resist higher taxes.

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Stocks Long-Term Perseverance

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 03/26/2019

Often, media tells us the world is too scary, the news is just too bad, and there are just too many negatives in the world for stocks to rise. In reality, the world has always faced risks and stocks have risen despite the challenges the world has faced.

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Is the Stock Market More Volatile Now Than Ever Before?

By Fisher Investments, Reuters Plus, 02/26/2019

During periods of heightened stock market volatility, some investors believe “this time around is worse than before.”