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.

Apocalypse...Now!

The Wiedemer brothers' Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown is sure to go down in infamy as a landmark of today's pessimism.

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Attack of the Quants!

Books about "quants” are popping up everywhere, but Emmanuel Derman's My Life as a Quant is best for neophytes.

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Of Two Minds

Reading Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff's It's Different This Time is one heck of a frustrating experience, and nearly split my mind in two.

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I Am the Walrus (Goo goo g' joob)

Sean D. Carr's The Panic of 1907 illustrates just how familiar—and also different—the events of 2008 really were. A truly mind-bending trip, man.

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The Apologia of Hank Paulson

Henry Paulson's On the Brink is disappointing and too long, while Andrew Ross Sorkin's Too Big to Fail might well end up the definitive text of the era.

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Geopolitics, Battlestars, and the Next 100 Years

George Friedman's The Next 100 Years is an ambitious and fascinating glimpse into the future of geopolitics.

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You’ve Got a Weight Problem

Your brain is making you anxious and that could be weighing down your portfolio.

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Cheerless Recoveries

Expect investor sentiment and broad economic data to stay dour even as stocks recover.

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Soul Searching

Abandoning tried-and-true investing disciplines after bear markets is among the biggest investor mistakes.

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The Greatest Redistribution

While we fret over taxes, the greatest wealth redistribution of all time is happening under our noses—in the stock market.

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