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.

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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Book Review: Signals, Noises, Foxes, Hedgehogs, and Bayes

Nate Silver has written one of the best books on forecasting I’ve ever read.

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The Rise of Technocranalysis

Technocratic thinking is infesting economics—and enfeebling it.

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Coolidge

An austere president in budget—and persona.

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Politics Book Review: Same Old Incendiary

With the election upon us, a measure of sanity and perspective.

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Book Review: Fear and Volatility

There is plenty to learn from the past about today’s so-called unprecedented volatility. And some bonus summer Sci-Fi reading!

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Book Review: You Are Not a Gadget

Jason Lanier’s argument technology is nothing without the humans who built it has many parallels to investing.

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