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If you want to make better investing decisions, you need clear, credible insights to understand what’s really going on in markets. The Market Insights podcast from Fisher Investments provides you with our latest thinking on global capital markets and current events.



May 2021 – Listener Mailbag Part 2

In this episode, we answer listener questions about global trade. Does the US need sweeping new trade deals, or will the status quo keep markets happy? We also explore the state of China’s ongoing economic recovery and the potential stock market impact from the US’s proposed infrastructure plans.

Host Naj Srinivas, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, interviews Michael Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research, member of the Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee and host of The Well-Read Investor podcast.

At the end of the episode, Mike recommends three insightful books that would make great additions to investors’ summer reading lists.

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May 2021 – Listener Mailbag Part 1

In this episode, we answer listener questions about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Has their investment potential changed in recent years? What do cryptocurrencies have in common with other investment fads like non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs)? We also examine whether recent COVID-relief spending risks stoking runaway inflation.

Host Naj Srinivas, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, interviews Michael Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research, member of the Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee and host of The Well-Read Investor podcast.

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March 2021 – Capital Markets Update Excerpts

We delve into current events and market drivers with members of Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee. This episode examines the lessons that 2020 taught investors, why having a clear macroeconomic perspective was key for navigating markets in 2020, and why the reality of the economic recovery doesn’t match some common perceptions. Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments, also discusses his thoughts on why political gridlock could be a tailwind for stock markets in the US and the rest of the world.

Host Naj Srinivas, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications, is joined by Aaron Anderson, Senior Vice President of Research; Michael Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research; Jeff Silk, Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer; and Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments and Co-Chief Investment Officer. The episode features excerpts from Fisher Investments’ recent client-exclusive Capital Markets Update session.

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January 2021 – Family Finance Ideas to Kick Off 2021

The start of a new year is a natural time to think about putting renewed effort into your family finances and investments. In this episode of Market Insights, host Naj Srinivas talks with Carrianne Coffey (head of Fisher Investments’ International Private Client Group) to discuss some family finance and investing strategies you can implement in 2021. More than just the typical checklist, Carrianne explores how big (yet often overlooked) decisions like asset allocation can set you up for success. They discuss how a well-stocked emergency fund can not only help protect your budget, but also your investments. They also reveal why you need to rethink your family’s finances as a “team sport” rather than a solo venture.

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November 2020 – How to Become a Well-Read Investor with Michael Hanson

Gaining an information advantage as an investor is harder than ever. Mike Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research at Fisher Investments and host of The Well-Read Investor podcast wants to help. In this episode, Mike and host Naj Srinivas discuss how to become a more well-read investor and what that skill can bring to your investing strategy.

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October 2020 – ESG Investing

Over the last decade, many investors have incorporated non-financial factors to bring together personal values with portfolio strategy. These environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are meant to help investors spot emerging risks and identify opportunities for growth. In this episode of Market Insights, host Naj Srinivas discusses ESG investing with Aaron Anderson, Fisher Investments’ Senior Vice President of Research and a member of the Investment Policy Committee.

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September 2020 – Capital Markets Update Excerpt

We investigate current events and market drivers with members of Fisher Investments’ Investment Policy Committee. This special extra episode examines COVID-related fiscal measures, inflation prospects, and gold as a potential investment, along with a look at underappreciated positive market signals and Ken Fisher’s views on the upcoming US election. Host Naj Srinivas (Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications) is joined by Aaron Anderson, Senior Vice President of Research; Michael Hanson, Senior Vice President of Research; Bill Glaser, Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management; Jeff Silk, Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer; and Ken Fisher, founder of Fisher Investments and Co-Chief Investment Officer. The episode features excerpts from one of Fisher Investments’ client-exclusive Capital Markets Updates sessions.

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August 2020 – Practical Tips for Managing Your Family’s Finances

In this episode, we take a unique look at overcoming some of the financial obstacles that families encounter. Host Naj Srinivas talks with Jill Hitchcock, the head of Fisher Investments’ US Private Client Group. Working with clients for over 20 years, Jill has seen almost every challenge finances can throw at a family, and she shares insights from her personal experience in a new monthly column. In their conversation, Naj and Jill discuss overcoming financial fears, restoring some order to your family finances and setting an easy long-term strategy that can help you move closer to your financial goals.

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July 2020 – Listener Mailbag Part 2

We answer listener questions about the market effects of a potential second wave of COVID-19. We also examine the investor phenomenon of “breakevenitis” and whether gold brings a shine to your investment portfolio during times of volatility. This episode features Client Communications Group Vice President Naj Srinivas, along with Managing Editor Todd Bliman; Client Services Program Manager Wendy Nicholsen; and US Private Client Services Executive Vice President K.C. Ellis.

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