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.

Why Passive Investing Is More Wall Street Marketing Pitch Than Reality

Most active managers' long-term history doesn't compare favorably to broad market indexes -- a fact the media notes ad nauseum in its celebration of passive's "rise."

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Here's An Approach To Active Investing You've Probably Overlooked

Sectors, styles, size and country weightings impact a portfolio's long-run results more than which individual stock you choose.

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Fake News: Yellow Ain't Mellow

Ryan Holiday's Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator is a useful, timely guide to understanding the modern media.

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Trade Pacts Are Mercantilist

Contrary to widespread belief, trade agreements and free trade aren't necessarily equivalent.

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Book Review: Is Forecasting A General Skillset?

Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner's Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction shows what makes the best forecasters successful.

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Book Review: The Reflexive Properties of European Discombobulation

Investing lessons from an interesting little book about the euro crisis.

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Book Review: The Engineer’s Investing Mindset

Investors can learn from engineers' approach to our nonlinear world.

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Book Review: Short Ain’t Necessarily Simple

Heinz Kurz's Economic Thought: A Brief History is the latest attempt to communicate the history of economics to laypeople but like its predecessors, it leaves much to be desired.

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One Simple Investors’ Trick for Navigating Brexit

When weighing politics-even Brexit-investors must focus on actions, not talk.

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The Universal Man Makes a Way Toward Wealth

What investors can learn from the life of John Maynard Keynes.

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