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: 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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Ignore Election “Momentum”; Gridlock Is Already the Big Winner

Expect a lot of talk about which party has the "momentum" heading into Election Day. Ignore it-gridlock is already the winner, a good thing for the stock market.

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Ditch Your Catalyst Thinking

Investors of all kinds tend to believe “catalysts” are needed to move markets higher. Bull markets don’t need them, never have.

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Book Review: Financial Malthusians

The end of growth is not upon us.

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