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.

Hardcore Entrepreneurial Candor

Two books on the stark realities of what it takes to get rich.

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Getting Acquainted with Geopolitics

Two essential readings in geopolitics, regardless of your ideology.

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For Whom Does the Grail Serve?

Consistent market outperformance is brutally tough, but it’s no Holy Grail.

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Do As I Say, Not As I Do

Three books highlight a few problems with expert investing advice.

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How to Read the Wall Street Journal

Did Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Wall Street Journal improve the paper, or lower its bar further toward the lowest common denominator?

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Six Mistakes Investors Are Likely to Make This Year

Years at Fisher Investments have taught me the absolute best investors are wrong quite a lot (one reason to believe in the amazing and rejuvenating powers of proper diversification), but being wrong often doesn’t mean you can’t beat the markets consistently, or at the very least achieve your investing goals.

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End the Fed

A political manifesto? Yes, but Ron Paul's book deriding the Fed is also one of the best layperson's primers on central banking in years.

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Bull!

An accessible history of the bull markets spanning the '80s and '90s, but skip the analysis.

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Exile on Main Street

Who knew the keys to consumerism lay in Keith Richards' six string?

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