Foreign equity and bond investing shouldn't be any more or less risky than domestic investing, says Ken Fisher at Fisher Investments.
Fisher's Financial Myth-busters
The statistical quirk that sees stock markets have been positive every year ending in 'five' since 1926 is just that, says Ken Fisher.
The word 'deficit' shares a Latin root with 'deficient', but when it comes to trade, deficits aren't deficient, says Ken Fisher.
Are consumers important to the economy? Of course, says Ken Fisher, but they aren't nearly as fickle as most people fear.
All equity risk premium projections are as much bunk as anyone else's long-term forecasts, says Ken Fisher.
Investors should react bullishly toward government deficits, says Ken Fisher. When it comes to stocks, you should fear surpluses.
There are no iron-clad 'when X is up, sell stocks, and when X is down, buy stocks' rules that work long term, says Ken Fisher.
The truth is that, emerging or developed, GDP growth tells you where the economy was, not where the market is going, says Ken Fisher.
There are pros and cons to both a weak and a strong currency, but there's nothing superior about one over the other, says Ken Fisher.
Many normal people are content to own gold thinking it is 'safe'. To them Ken Fisher says it's just a commodity, volatile like any other.