Articles by Austin Fraser

Austin is a Research Analyst at Fisher Investments and is the author of Fisher Investments on Emerging Markets from Fisher Investments Press. He has been with the firm since 2002.

Brazil’s Temer Gets Hosed in Car Wash

What does the latest Brazilian political scandal mean for investors?

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A Political Update From Korea

Korean President Park Geun-hye's fall from power shouldn't override the country's other positive drivers.

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Chinese Fundamentals: Likely Fine, Not Falling

Investors may be pleasantly surprised by China’s improving economic data.

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China Removes The Floor on Its Bank Lending Rate

A brief note on credit dymanics in China.

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China’s 18th Party Congress

China’s power transition this week is an important event, but it’s unlikely to surprise markets or mean much in the way of change ahead.

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Commentary on the WTI – Brent Differential

An unprecedented phenomenon is currently afoot in the Energy sector—the price differential between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent crude oil hit an all-time discount. Here's a look at what's driving this gap.

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Not a Doi Moi Contagion

Vietnam is in crisis, stirring up memories of the 1997-98 Asian Financial Crisis. But its problems are unlikely to give investors déjà vu.

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Reality Check: You Get What You Pay For

It's safe to say everyone likes a good deal, but government subsidies often turn out to be more than we bargained for.

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Hyped Up on Hooch

Nearly three quarters of a century after the end of Prohibition, bootleggers are making a comeback. This time, though, they're turning that corn hooch into fuel, not moonshine.

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Average Trickery

According to 2005 Census data, the average US family has 3.18 persons. Naturally, we know it's impossible for any family to have a fractional population (unless Dr. Moreau's practicing without our knowledge).

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