Articles by Michael Hanson

Mike is Senior Vice President of Research and a member of Fisher Investments’ five-person Investment Policy Committee. He is the author of six books, including 20/20 Money: See the Markets Clearly, Gain Focus and Invest Better than the Pros. Mike joined the firm in 2002.

Trading at Noon: Democrat wins boost stimulus hopes, Wall Street

Wall Street benchmarks rose on Thursday on optimist that more pandemic aid is on its way now that Democrats control both the White House and Congress.

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Trading At Noon: Sprint For Coronavirus Vaccine Lights Up Wall Street

Wall Street benchmarks are higher after Moderna and Pfizer both applied for emergency approval in Europe to use their vaccines.

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Trading At Noon: Wall Street Mixed Amid Surge In Coronavirus Cases

Wall Street benchmarks were mixed on Thursday, with stay-at-home stocks once again propping up in the Nasdaq. Financials led the S&P 500 lower after the U.S. recorded another record day of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.

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Reality And Expectations: 2020 Revealed Your True Risk Tolerance

It may never get better than 2020 to know yourself as an investor. COVID-19, dastardly in its ability to spread so readily and affect so many, not only creates money problems—it creates real existential threat. Couple that with the most contentious US election in memory, and you have a veritable (albeit emotionally painful) lab to test your true risk tolerance.

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Five Spooky Reads To De-Ghoul Your Portfolio

In honor of Halloween, Dia De Los Muertos, or whichever way you celebrate the darker side of things, here are five great books to take the scare out of your portfolios.

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Little Market Movement Will Happen If Stimulus Passes, Investor Says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just unveiled the Republicans' new trillion-dollar stimulus plan, calling for a reduction to the $600 unemployment boost. Mike Hanson, SVP of Research at Fisher Investments, joined Cheddar to discuss.

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Reality and Expectations: Rotation Flirtation

Everyone seems to be in flirtation mode with market rotations— specifically, leadership from large and growth stocks to small and value. Even bond guru Bill Gross got in on the action recently. And that’s the problem.

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Expectation And Reality: The Stock Analyst Of 2050

Thirty years from now, on some impressively super-powered computer terminal with access to data and computation we can barely fathom, a supremely confident analyst will look at the bear market of 2020, smirk, and say:

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Podcast: Behavioral Finance pioneer Meir Statman on being a "Normal" Investor

A wide-ranging discussion with Professor Meir Statman. Meir is the Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance at Santa Clara University, he’s won numerous awards and accolades for his work, and his most recent book is “Behavioral Finance: The Second Generation,” published by the CFA Institute.

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Reality and Expectations: High-Frequency Investing Mistakes

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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