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.

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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Book Review: Deconstructing Financial Pundits

Clash of the Financial Pundits shows why investors shouldn't get hung up on sensational headlines.

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Long-Term Investing Success Is About Grit

Angela Duckworth's Grit contains timeless wisdom for investing-and life.

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Book Review: Philosophy’s Stake in Finance

Emanuel Derman's Models.Behaving.Badly is perhaps the best contemporary work of financial philosophy.

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