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.

Simplicity Is the Next Great Investing Advantage

Complex theories often obscure investors’ view of the bigger, simpler forces that move markets most.

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“We’re Not So Different, You and I!” Part II

Part twocovers David Graeber's Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Different book, yet the takeaway is unchanged:Ideology often blinds investors.

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“We’re Not So Different, You and I!” Part I

Part one of a two-part review of G. Edward Griffin’s The Creature from Jekyll Island and David Graeber’s Debt: The First 5,000 Years, centering on a timely and salient investing lesson.

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For Investors, Election Years Can Be Easy

Investors focused on political brouhaha miss important fundamental drivers.

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Faith in Investing

Three books exploring the intersections of faith, economics and investing.

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Book Review: Endgame—The Problem with Doomsayers

I’ve reviewed many a doom-and-gloom financial book in this space. Here’s one more for the collection.

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The Return of the Unconscious, Part II

Part II of our survey of recent popular psychology literature.

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The Return of the Unconscious, Part I

A handful of books on the mind to close out the year.

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12 Things That Mattered Last Week

A quick look around the web at some stories that grabbed our attention recently.

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Book Review: A Grand, if Wandering, Pursuit

Bestselling author Sylvia Nasar’s entry on economic history is beautifully written, but too scattered to be a coherent narrative.

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