Market Insights

Whether you enjoy reading about investing, or simply want more insight on a specific area, our topical articles can help you navigate the constantly changing market landscape.

Market Perspectives on the 2016 US Presidential Debates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Market Perspectives on the 2016 US Presidential Debates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/27/2016
Topic: Politics and Investing

As the election approaches, both candidates will likely continue detailing their prescriptions for the country. However, we encourage investors to watch what politicians actually do, rather than what they say.
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Popular Articles

Retirement Planning Considerations: How Much Will I Need?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/18/2016
Topic: Retirement Investing

Special Retirement Planning Considerations for Women

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 11/10/2015
Topic: Retirement Investing

Variable Annuities' Financial Freedom Trap

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 8/26/2015
Topic: Annuities

4 Investment Lessons from 2015

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 1/21/2016
Topic: Investing Tips

Retirement Investing

Don’t Trust Your Feelings

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/22/2016

Chances are the biggest obstacle between you and your financial retirement goals isn’t the market…it’s your emotions.

What’s Retirement Advice Really Worth? Part 2

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/20/2016

Discount options often fall short—look for great advice, not cheap advice.

What’s Retirement Advice Really Worth? Part 1

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/12/2016

What’s Retirement Advice Really Worth? More than you think—but not for the reasons you think.

Retirement Planning? Volatility Isn’t Your Enemy

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/6/2016

With a lot of talk about negative volatility in the media, it’s important not to forget the real risk in retirement planning.
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Politics

The 2016 Candidates, Taxes and Your Portfolio

The 2016 Candidates, Taxes and Your Portfolio

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/29/2016

With the presidential debates officially underway, make sure you’re up to speed on what the candidates might mean for your investments.
Market Perspectives on the 2016 US Presidential Debates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

Market Perspectives on the 2016 US Presidential Debates: Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/27/2016

As the election approaches, both candidates will likely continue detailing their prescriptions for the country. However, we encourage investors to watch what politicians actually do, rather than what they say.

The US Election and Your Money

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 9/2/2016

Stocks don’t really care who’s president. They’re neutral, objective, unbiased—just like investors should be.

Brexit’s Economic Sentiment Booster

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 8/5/2016

In perhaps the least surprising central bank move of all time, the Bank of England tried to blast Brexit fears with monetary stimulus.

Market Commentary

Stocks’ Rational Rally

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 8/15/2016

Recently rising stock prices aren’t irrational—they reflect a better-than-believed reality.

People Don’t Like Q2 Earnings, but Stocks Do

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 8/10/2016

Earnings beat expectations, which is good enough for stocks.

Oil and Stocks, Hand in Hand?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/2/2016

How meaningful is oil and stocks’ recently high correlation?

Rational Thoughts for Irrational Times

By Todd Bliman, 1/28/2016

Volatility can mess with your mind—always remember to focus on the big picture when things get rocky.
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Annuities

Why Annuities’ ‘Tax-Deferred Growth’ May Not Benefit Your Retirement Planning

Retirement Planning: Growth or Tax-Deferral?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 5/13/2016

Ever ask yourself – “What’s more important? Growth or tax-deferral?” We help you answer that.

The Quiet Risk of Inflation on Retirement Planning

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 2/2/2016

Don’t forget about the impact that inflation can have on your retirement planning strategy.

Ken Fisher: Variable Annuities Should Be Illegal

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 10/27/2015

Fisher Investments’ CEO and founder Ken Fisher was interviewed in ThinkAdvisor about his view of annuities—and in particular, why he has a particularly low opinion of variable annuities.

Are Annuities a Wise Choice for Retirement Planning?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 10/20/2015

If you read the fine print in annuities’ thick prospectuses, it becomes clear many annuities are costly and restricting—and we believe may not be a wise choice for your retirement investments.

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Investing Tips

4 Investment Lessons from 2015

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 1/21/2016

At a time when many are trying to stick to their 2016 New Year’s resolutions, we’re going to offer some of our own based on observations of investor and financial pundit behavior from 2015.

Bet On The Bulls, Not The Sheep

By Ken Fisher, 7/20/2015

In his Forbes magazine article, Ken Fisher explains that while it’s often claimed this bull market is the least appreciated in memory, the problem is our memories.

Is Your Adviser Working in Your Best Interests?

By Fisher Investments Editorial Staff, 7/1/2015

6 Things Your Financial Adviser Doesn’t Want You to Know

You've Got Questions? I've Got Answers

By Ken Fisher, 4/13/2015

Low rates are not an equities catastrophe--and currency movements never, themselves, help you time stocks.