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.

Attack of the Indexers!

John Bogle and William Bernstein re-make their case for passive investing.

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Political Turkeys

A smattering of post-election politics reading.

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Overhaul and Crash Course

Steven Rattner's Overhaul is a fine enough account of the US auto bailout as a financial and political event, but Paul Ingrassia's Crash Course provides the necessary context to see why it happened.

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Travel Reading Diary

After a long business trip, a few reading suggestions.

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Choice 2-Pack

How We Decide proves Jonah Lehrer ranks among the best active science writers, while Sheena Iyengar's The Art of Choosing is a sometimes cluttered but broader meditation on the act of choice in our lives.

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The Number: What Do You Need for the Rest of Your Life and What Will It Cost?

Lee Eisenberg's The Number is a surprisingly fresh take on the issues of savings and retirement.

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The Shallows and Cognitive Surplus

Nicholas Carr's The Shallows is spotty, but ultimately an important read for today's investor. Clay Shirky's Cognitive Surplus often makes the right points, but in tedious fashion.

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Think Twice

Teaser: Think Twice firmly establishes Michael J. Mauboussin's status among the best behavioral finance writers.

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High Financier

Niall Ferguson's biography of Siegmund Warburg is often good literature, but a lesser achievement in biography and financial history.

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Squam Lake and Senseless Panic

William M. Isaac's Senseless Panic is a sensible voice of reason and experience on the 2008 panic, while the ballyhooed Squam Lake Report is just more claptrap.

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