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.

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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Book Review: The Shifts and the Shocks Obsesses Over Equilibrium

Perennial economic stability is impossible in the real world.

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Book Review: The Martian’s Hard Sci-fi Is Also Hard Economics

A fast-paced and erudite sci-fi tale about an astronaut's struggle to survive on Mars is among the best microeconomics books you can buy.

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Book Review: The Lesson of the Snowball

Many mimic his investing style (or try), but the average investor only has a snowball's chance of repeating Warren Buffett's discipline.

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Upside Risks Are the Riskiest

For long-term investors, upside market risk has forever been the most dangerous risk.

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Upside Risks Are the Riskiest

For long-term investors, upside market risk has forever been the most dangerous risk.

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How Wearable Gadgets Describe Economic Data

A crop of new products promise data about your body and fitness level, but they're far less accurate than touted. The same holds true for economic data.

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Book Review: Business Adventures Is Better With Age

After decades out of print, John Brooks' Business Adventures reveals itself an accessible and worthwhile classic.

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